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
Mr. Bill Rastellini
Mrs Tracey Rastellini
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.
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.