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Pastors

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Greg Sempsrott

Senior Pastor

Tell us about your family.
Well, it all begins with my wife, Reeny. She is truly God’s blessing in my life! Together, we’ve been blessed with four wonderful children. Reeny is the Pre-School Director at Masters Academy. Lauren is married to Graham Foster and they live in Wheaton, Illinois. They have a daughter named Therese. Morgan is married to Scottie Brown and they live in Vero and have a son named, Easton. Marc is a Bible Teacher at Masters Academy here in Vero, and Andrea is a student at Indian River State College.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love studying Florida history. More recently I read a book about how the Intracoastal Waterway was developed after the Reconstruction Era of the late 1800’s. I now have a goal of taking a boat from Jacksonville to Miami and across Florida Bay and up the west coast and then back across the state through Lake Okeechobee. It’s on the bucket list!

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Hearing God, Peter Lord; Spiritual Leadership, Henry Blackaby; The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer.

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
If God had not called me into pastoral ministry, I think I might have ended up coaching. But I also have a fantasy of operating a bulldozer and shaping golf courses for one of the great golf designers. Something about working with dirt…

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Spending a couple months in Israel to gain greater understanding of the culture and to visit the geographical sites of the Bible.

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Michael Ott

Administrative Pastor

Tell us about your family.
I am so very blessed with a wonderful wife and two young children. Rose and I have been joyfully married since 2003 and there is never a dull moment in our happy home. Sophia (2005) and David (2007) have both accepted Christ as their Savior and we spend a majority of our recreation time at the beach and doing CrossFit. Our daily joy comes from knowing and serving Jesus.

What was your first job?
Short-order cook at an Amish restaurant in Northern Indiana.

What was your worst job ever?
Short-order cook at an Amish restaurant in Northern Indiana.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you.
Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Professional Sand Volleyball Player

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say?
Jesus is real, trust Him.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian

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Randy Miller

Worship Arts Pastor

Tell us about your family.
My wife, Jamie, and I have been married since March of 1994. We have three amazing children. Zachary attends the University of North Florida. Emily attends Palm Beach Atlantic and Riley is a student at Vero Beach High School.

What was your first job?
Radio Advertising/Marketing Consultant

What is something most people don’t know about you?
My feet smell like flowers.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Go to Israel (a distant 2nd is attending a football game at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana)

What was your worst family vacation ever?
A camping trip in a small camper highlighted by attending a Pork Festival in Kansas.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Astronaut

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Trent Travis

Connections Pastor

Tell us about your family.
My wonderful wife Raechel is God's perfect match to share ministry with me. We have been married since 2002 and have two awesome little boys, Ethan (2007) and Matthew (2013).

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
The item with the most cheese! (I like me some cheese.)

What movie can you see over and over?
Tombstone or Forest Gump

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Professional baseball umpire

Who did you sit with during high school lunch? (jocks, math nerds, band geeks, etc.)
I am truly a people person and sat with everyone! (well except maybe the band nerds)

What’s on your iPod right now that you’d rather not want anyone to find out about?
An assortment of Little Richard tunes. (Shhh, don't tell anyone.)

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Ale 8 one soft drink. (It’s a Kentucky "addiction," I mean "tradition".)

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Jeremy Van Valkenburg

Multimedia Pastor

Tell us about your family.
I am married to my wife Lori. We have two boys, Caleb and Joshua, who are home with the Lord.

What movie can you see over and over?
I can watch Transformers over and over.

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
I would want to be a great white shark researcher.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Cage dive with a great white shark off the coast of California.

What’s on your iPod right now that you’d rather not want anyone to find out about?
The Ice Princess sound track.

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Doug Vogt

Missions and Congregational Care Pastor

Tell us about your family.
I am deeply grateful to God for my wife, Alice. We have been married for since August of 1973. Our two children are Chris Vogt and Jodi Vogt. Chris and his wife, Rebecca, are missionaries in Uganda, East Africa. They have four young children (two boys and two girls). Jodi lives in West Palm, Florida and serving at a Christian faith-based, child welfare ministry called Place of Hope.

What was your first job?
During the entire summer following my freshman year in high school I worked full time in a New Jersey factory that made hair dryers for women. A boring job that I greatly disliked.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
From birth I am naturally a righty. But with one exception. The one thing I do with my left hand is write (naturally). For years I got straight A's in penmanship with my left hand. Today my writing is poor.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Looking back at my entire life, I have probably ordered hamburger/fries/soda more than any other fast food selections.

What movie can you see over and over?
Jesus of Nazareth, A Christmas Carol, Home Alone and more.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Many times throughout those early years I envisioned myself being a professional baseball player (ie. New York Yankee), a missionary, a church youth director, and a pastor.

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Bill Jerrils

Pastor

Tell us about your family.
Elaine and I have been married 14 years. We have, between us, 7 children, 9 grand-children, and 1 great- grandson. We enjoy family times, - travel, cruising, and the privilege of working with senior adults/Primetimers. 

What was your first job?
Working at Duro Oil Co as gas station attendant in the days gas stations cleaned windshields, checked oil, and tires, - all with a smile!

What was your worst job ever?
Cleaning toilets while in the Navy; cleaning the boilers while attending college & seminary.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan until enlisting in U.S. Navy.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
Chocolate shakes & hot-fudge sundaes with nuts!

What movie can you see over and over?
Sound of Music,  Fiddler on the Roof,  It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World!

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Complete flying lessons for twin engine plane.

Who did you sit with during high school lunch?
Jocks and sports, hunters and fishers

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Nate Swearingen

Student Ministries Pastors

Tell us about your family.
Wendy and I have been married since 2003. Banks (2010) loves sports and Ava (2013) loves princesses.

What was your first job?
KMart

What is something most people don’t know about you?
Played College Basketball

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant?
#1 at Chick-Fil-A

What movie can you see over and over?
Not a movie, but the show The Office

What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Sports Broadcasting

What’s a guilty pleasure in the fridge?
Sweet Tea

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