Our Church Planters
Nick & Sofia Audas Adoration Church, Orlando, FL
Rev. Cameron & Hannah MacMillan Adoration Church, Orlando, FL
REV. DR. BOB AYRES DeafChurch Together Gainesville, FL
Dr. Bob and Kathy Ayres have been involved in Deaf ministry since the middle 1980s and in 2000, established Deaf Teen Quest (DTQ), now a national ministry model of Youth For Christ USA. They have six adult children who came to them through adoption (two of whom are Deaf) and a dozen delightful grandchildren!
God stirred up a vision in Fr. Bob’s heart for establishing DEAFCHURCH TOGETHER, a Deaf Liturgical Church movement, based on the model of multiple home and community congregations as part of a regional parish connected by online weekly liturgical services in American Sign Language. He is the founding pastor/priest of DEAFCHURCH TOGETHER and has published two books on Deaf ministry: Deaf Diaspora: The Third Wave of Deaf Ministry and DEAFCHURCH 21: Vision for a New Generation.
REV. PAUL & KIM HASSELL Jacksonville, FL
Prior to coming to Jacksonville in 2019, Paul spent 25 years in ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in OH and PA. Paul graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Biology Education and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Trinity School of Ministry. Paul and his wife, Kim, have five children.
Christ Church Jacksonville is the launching pad for their new church plant. After a couple of years as assistant pastor, Paul and Kim will plant a church in metro-Jacksonville. Prayer, investigation, and growing a launch team is underway.
LENNY & CALY KONSCHEWITZ The Table Church, Saint Johns, FL
Lenny and Caly Konschewitz, former missionaries and church planters in Europe, heard a call from the Lord to plant a church in Florida, in particular St. Johns County. Lenny writes, "Our desire is to reach more people with the Gospel, and planting new churches is a great way of doing so."
The name of the new church will be "The Table." They chose this name because their church will focus on Encountering God, Uniting Believers, and Inviting the World. These three dimensions of relationship are based on the conviction that the Kingdom of God is in relationships.
REV. DAN & CARRIE WOLF Rise Church, Portland, ME
After serving for 6 years at Grace Anglican on Fleming Island, Dan and Carrie have been sent to plant church in Portland, Maine, the second most post-Christian city in America in cooperation with the Anglican Diocese of New England. Their desire is to join Jesus to plant a church-planting church there.
They are planting a church that exists to “invite all people to explore, follow, and join Jesus to bring life to the brokenness in ourselves, our city, and the world.” Rather than launching with a service, they started by hosting Alphas throughout the city to give people a chance to explore Jesus in a conversational way. As people encounter Jesus, they will form missional communities that will disciple people to follow Jesus and establish Jesus-shaped rhythms of life in community.