Billy Knieriem- Student Minister

After spending 6 years as a Chaplains Assistant in the Florida Army National Guard, Billy felt it was time to stop running from The Call he was hearing from God, and set off to Knoxville to pursue his calling and earned a Bachelors degree with a major in Bible and a double major in Youth Ministry and Preaching.
After finishing his Bachelors Degree, Billy joined PACC as the Student Minister in July 2009.  He is originally from Staten Island, New York, but has lived in 5 different states before making his home here in DeLand.  When he isn’t teaching students, you can often find him playing or watching sports, spending time with family, traveling, enjoying hobbies that let him create things, or planning his next opportunity to get away to the mountains!
Billy is married to his college sweetheart Holly, who in 2014 joined him in ministering to students in our community.  They are excited to be celebrating three years of marriage this October (2017) and looking forward to the opportunities God has in store for them to serve Him together. In February 2017, the Knieriem family grew by one more as Billy and Holly welcomed their first child, Lorelei Grace to their family!
Currently Billy also serves with the DeLand Area Youth Outreach (DAYO) organization; as a Dean/Co-Dean and volunteer with North Florida Christian Camp; on the Board of Directors for Omega Ranch; with the Central Florida FCA; and as a mentor with Take Stock In Children (Volusia)


Our Student Ministry Team:

Without God and a Team of willing and crazy volunteers, we wouldn't be able to do all of the amazing things we do!  God has blessed us with an AWESOME team of adults who wholeheartedly love Jesus and love telling teens about Him!  We call them our Youth Sponsors, but they are the backbone of our ministry!

Updated pictures to come SOON!

Mrs. Jane Morris

Mrs. Jane is AWESOME!  She has been a Youth Sponsor for almost 7 years! She has been and continues to be an essential part of our team!  There isn't a trip she hasn't been on, an event she hasn't been a part of, or a student she hasn't loved!  Unless you pick on her Colts or Dolphins, there's little chance you'll make her mad-- she's just that awesome!

Mrs. Jane has raised amazing kids of her own, all 3 of whom have been a part of our Middle School Ministry Team!  She loves God, loves teens, and she isn't afraid to show it! 

Mr. Bill Rastellini

Mr. Bill has been a part of our team for 5 years now!  We can't claim to be responsible for the loss of all of his hair, but I'm sure we helped it along!!!

An Elder of our church as well as a leader in several other areas of our church, Mr. Bill's love for God is contagious!  And he is ALWAYS willing to be wild, crazy, and just plain silly if it will help teens or kids learn more about Jesus! (Just go to our YouTube page and check him out dancing to "Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up!")

A professional wrestler for more than 2 decades, Mr. Bill is still going strong and helping teens wrestle through the difficulties of life and come out champions through a faith in Jesus Christ! 

Mrs Tracey Rastellini

Mrs. Tracey joined our Team 5 years ago with her husband, Mr. Bill.  They have been an incredible team!  Not only is Mrs. Tracey awesome, but she and Mr. Bill get to be an example for our teens with their love for Jesus and for each other!

After long hours working at Wal-Mart, you might think Mrs. Tracey wouldn't want any more crazy in her life (after all, she is married to Mr. Bill!), but she excitedly looks forward to all of the crazy and awesome opportunities that come along with being part of our Team!

Mrs Tracey and Mr Bill also have a daughter, Francesca, who is a part of our High School Ministry 


Mrs. Dawn Lienhop

Mrs. Dawn joined our Team in the summer of 2012.  Her husband, Mr. Eric, also joined with her, but has had to take a break due to work.

Mrs. Dawn's smiling face is always able to cheer up anyone around her.  

She and Mr. Eric have two amazing kids- Addison, who is a part of Middle School Ministry, and Autumn who is a part of our High School Ministry.

Mrs. Holly Knieriem

The newest member of our Student Ministry Team!  Holly moved from Clayton, Indiana, back in March 2014.  If you need proof of her willingness to be crazy enough to connect with our teens, you need look no further than the fact that in October 2014 she willingly married our Youth Minister, Billy!  Now, if that's not crazy we don't know what is!


Mrs Holly is a 2009 graduate of Johnson University Tennessee with a Bachelor's Degree in Counseling. 


Casey 
&
Carrie Morris

Yes, they are twins!  These two young ladies have a faith that is ON FIRE for God!  They joined our Team in August of 2013 when we created our new Middle School Ministry Team.

Class of 2013 graduates from DeLand High School, Casey and Carrie were excited about taking on the challenge of helping our Middle School students come to know who Jesus is, and helping them to grow in their faith!

Both avid runners, these girls can keep up with anything our Middle School students have to offer!  We are stoked to have them as part of our Team!

 

Brooks Rodeffer

 Mr. Brooks joined our Middle School team in January 2015.

Brooks is a 2014 graduate of University High School in Orange City where he was an active member of the band.

Video games are a passion of Brooks and he currently attends classes at Daytona State College working towards his degree.

Avia Rolle
Ms Avia is the newest member of our Team!  After graduating from DeLand High in 2016, Avia joined our Middle School Ministry Team! 

She is a contagious personality and has a huge heart for people! Avia is interested in going into Children's Ministry in the future.
 
 

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