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 four years of marriage this October (2018) 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. Holly Knieriem

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. 


Yes, she has a twin!  Casey joined our Team in August of 2013 when we created our new Middle School Ministry Team.
Casey is a DeLand High graduate and recently became a nurse locally!  Her heart for people is undeniable - Casey loves our students and loves Jesus!

Brooks Rodeffer

 Mr. Brooks joined our Middle School team in January 2015.  After several years with our Middle School students, Brooks joined our High School team in the Spring of 2018

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 is about to finish his degree at Daytona State College!

Lisa Buscher
Mrs Lisa is the newest member of our Student Ministry Team, joining our Team in the Spring of 2018!
With a full schedule of work, singing on our praise team, and being a wife to her husband, Paul, and a mother to her two sons, Josh (High School) and Jacob (Middle School), Mrs Lisa felt God tugging at her to share her faith and wisdom with our High School students!  In her "free" time, she also volunteers with the DeLand High Band!
Gloria Doyle
Ms Gloria joined our Middle School Team in the Fall of 2017.  A graduate of DeLand High, Gloria was ready to share her faith with younger students and quickly became a part of our Team!
Heather Wallace
Ms Heather is a DeLand High grad who has attended school at Johnson University as well as Daytona State.  Heather joined our Middle School Team in the Fall of 2017 and has brought a smile and deftness to her role!  It's hard not to smile when you're around Heather!
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.

Do you think that you or someone you know would make an awesome addition to our Team? Please fill out the form below and we will prayerfully consider your suggestion