Good News Church Staff
We’re so happy to share information with you about our devoted staff.
See below for a little bio on each staff member, the campus they serve, and their primary functions.
Reach us by phone:
Wildwood Staff — 904-819-0064
World Golf Village Staff — 904-671-6400
or if you prefer to E-Mail,
send to the staff member’s first name at… goodnewsloves.com
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Smiley planted Good News in 1991 after planting and pastoring West Boca Presbyterian for 11 years. Good News has been an opportunity for him to “come home” to a ministry for the people of St. Augustine where he graduated from high school and college. “I get to look at Jesus every day and tell others about Him. I can’t believe I get to do this!”
EMAIL – Smiley@
He and his wife Tara have put their trust in Jesus for their eternal salvation and they became members of Good News in 2005. Tara and Don have two children, Hope and Eli and they enjoy the lifestyle St Augustine offers as a family.
His capacity in organizational leadership is complimented with a passion for reaching people for Christ and seeing their lives transformed by the power of the gospel.
EMAIL – Don@
Andy finds the most joy in seeing the Holy Spirit reach and transform people.
He is a die-hard Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan and he could eat Mexican food for every meal. He enjoys hacking the golf ball around.
EMAIL – Andy@
EMAIL – Dave@
Ed is married to Dottie and they have two grown children, Sarah and Brian.
Ed enjoys leading a great team of musicians that range in age from twelve to sixty six. He has said that he finds training up future music and worship leaders very rewarding.
Outside of ministry, Ed enjoys photography, fitness and spending time with his family.
EMAIL – Ed@
Holly has been a member of Good News for 14 years. She graduated from Flagler College, where she first introduced to Young Life. She has over 26 years of design, marketing, and advertising skills, contracting with local businesses. She retired as Director of Marketing and Events for Investing in Kids (INK), the direct support organization for the St. Johns County School District.
Holly is married to Stephen Sipprell, and has two boys—Cole and Reid. They enjoy family time, travel, water activities, board games and movies. Their family is excited to see how God will work in their lives—and the Church—during this new transition.
EMAIL – Holly@
Strider met his wife, Shannon, during their junior year and married after graduating in 2004. They have 3 boys (Asher, Mac, and Kenan) and have been members of Good News at the Wildwood campus since 2010. Strider enjoys playing basketball, watching sports on TV, and reading.
EMAIL – Strider@
EMAIL – Tim@
EMAIL – Mitch@
Travis had developed a heart for the nations at a young age through missions trips as a teen. He has traveled extensively and served on a missionary team after college.
Travis holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry from Bryan College and earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.
He has been married to Canaan for 15 years and they have 5 children: Riley, Luke, Galilee Hope, Georgia Vaill and Geneva Joy. They have been members at Good News for over 10 years.
Travis enjoys sports, tasty food and fresh Mach 3 razors.
EMAIL – Travis@
She loves watching middle school students connect to Jesus and others in Biblical community. Her leadership with college students also brings her great joy.
What Yannie loves most about serving in her role in the church is seeing people come to understand Jesus’ love for the first time. Yannie believes that walking with Christ means sharing life with people, loving others, and sharing her infectious joy.
Yannie enjoys playing volleyball, relaxing at the beach, reading, and enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee.
EMAIL – Yannie@
Chase & Ella (aka Chella) have been married since 9/10/11, and on 5/1/17, God blessed them with the miracle of a little girl, Artessa Fullerton, handcrafted from above. They are both deeply in love with Jesus, and cannot wait to share His love with Artessa and raise her to love Him too! They love spending time in His Word each day listening to what He has to say, and every January since they were married, they eagerly anticipate a time of closeness with God through a 21-day Daniel Fast.
EMAIL – Ella@
Tavanya loves using her organizational and administrative gifts to allow the ministries of Good News at both campuses succeed.
What Tavanya loves most about serving in her role in the church is seeing people come together to accomplish great things with God.
Tavanya believes that walking with Christ means following His example of humility, love, and community.
Tavanya enjoys family, especially her husband Tim and their beautiful daughters, and recent twins. God has gifted her musically with an amazing singing voice.
EMAIL – Tavanya@
Toni is the Children’s Director at Good News Church. What Toni loves most about serving in her role in the church is seeing children come to know and love Jesus. She is passionate about giving others the joy of participating in passing on our faith to the next generation. She believes that partnering with families is the key to raising 3M Christians.
Toni believes that walking with Christ means being captured by His love and experiencing the joy that comes from abiding in Him.
Toni loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
EMAIL – Toni@
EMAIL – Leisa@
They have three daughters Bailey, 11 Brooklynn, 8 and Camryn, 6. Brooke is very involved in the community as a Girl Scout leader and S.A.F.E. pet rescue volunteer.
Brooke and Adam came to Good News in 2009 and joined in 2010, they are members of the “Super Small” small group.
EMAIL – Brooke@