Our Prayer

We want Jesus – simply Jesus! We want to look like you and love others like you. God, compel our hearts and convict our hearts, The time is now! We’re ready to stand. Speak through us and rebuild our brokenness. Amaze us. Surprise us. Use us to make a difference. We want to be men and women gathered for your glory. God, allow us to know your heartbeat.

“The true measure of a gift is what you gave up to give it. Big dreams often start with small acts of kindness. It’s powerful when we’re on the receiving end, but it’s even more powerful when we’re on the giving end. The ripple effect of kindness never ends. The same is true of love and grace and courage. Give it a generation or two or eighteen, and it might just change the course of history.”

– Mark Batterson

LOUD Summit Team

Colleen Batchelder

Founder

Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith!

 

Church is greater than a building – church is a gathering of men and women giving this world a glimpse of Christ.
Colleen has traveled the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions. When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.

Favorites

  1. Surviving Zumba while trying to look cordinated
  2. Sipping Chai Lattes at Panera Bread
  3. Rocking out to 90s Christians Punk Rock
  4. Spending all day at a local Book Store
  5. Watching Gilmore Girl Marathons
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Jared W. Fluck

Videographer & Production

Jared has been working in various different areas of Video Production for 5 years, including a few tours with Acquire The Fire. He is passionate about working with College Students and loves to travel and go on adventures in new places as much as possible.

 

Learning new things is a priority in his life. Wherever the Lord leads him in this new season, he want’s to be available for whatever is in store!

 

If People do not see Jesus through you in EVERYTHING you do, you are failing at doing what he says.

Favorites

  1. Pizza
  2. Worship
  3. Snowboarding
  4. Ultimate Frisbee
  5. Quality Time Spent with Friends
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Tish Mathis

Graphic Designer

Natisha Mathis is 25 and was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She enjoys being the youngest of 3 siblings and working at The Church of Jacksonville as a Media Assistant.

 

God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life.

– Ecc.3:1-13 MSG

Favorites

  1.  Creating Things
  2. Learning anything Tech
  3. Drawing Anime
  4. Drawing Cartoons
  5. Playing Board Games.

Ani Karabashian

LOUD Story Videos

Ani with her brother outside
What’s up friends! My name is Ani Karabashian and this is my LOUD STORY! I just graduated in May (PRAISES) from Gordon College with a degree in Social Work. Not wanting to go directly into the field of social work, I decided to look for jobs that aligned with my passion, which is everything food!
I can recall my oldest memories cooking with my mother in the kitchen. That shared experience has allowed me to treasure those moments spent cooking alongside my mom as well as develop an appreciation for good food. Now I get to spread that experience my mom gave to me through my job! I work for an organization called FoodCorps, which focuses on connecting kids to healthy foods in school through gardening, taste tests, and nutrition lessons!

 

 

“Always be joyful, never stop praying, be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Jesus Christ.” 1 Thes 5:16

 

Favorites

  1.  The Ocean. The Mountains. The Outdoors. I’ll take it all.
  2. Anthony Bourdain. I love his show Parts Unknown. I might have a slight crush on him, but you didn’t hear it from me.
  3. Sushirrito. A sushi burrito. Yes, I said it.
  4. Dry humor.
  5. New Girl

Bobbay Dostie

Prayer Director & Team Support

Bobby Dostie, 32, originally grew up in the small town of Beachwood, New Jersey. He accepted the Lord into his heart as his Savior at age 7, and then rededicated his life to Jesus and His purposes and plans for him at age 19 at a youth conference in Buffalo, New York. Throughout his time serving in the church from age 12, he has served in the Sunday preschool as a teacher and teacher’s aide, and as a student/adult leader, drama co-director, and multimedia head in the youth ministry. He graduated from Kean University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Film.
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After serving for 14 years at The Church of Grace and Peace, he felt the Lord calling him to serve as a missionary in Flushing, Queens, and moved to New York for the next 5 years, serving on staff with Street LIFE Ministries. Bobby is now back in his home state of New Jersey, and desires in all ways to live out being an encouragement, servant, and friend to everyone the Lord sets in his path.

 

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest, who ascended into Heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet He did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

– Hebrews 4:14-16

Favorites

  1. Cats and Dogs are equally lovable.
  2. I am a big fan of film, both watching and editing. Something one creates is incredibly special, whether simple or extraordinary.
  3. Puns and plays on words is where my sense of humor resides most often.
  4. Worship is the greatest, specifically spontaneous worship. I’m a big listener of Bethel and IHOP.
  5. I love to write.