Jonathan and Ashlee Sharp
City Director/Soddy Daisy High School
Jonathan and Ashlee Sharp are on staff with Student Venture at Soddy Daisy High School. High School students live in a field that’s ripe for harvest, and the Sharps’ desire is to be in the middle of that field. Their favorite pastimes include watching and playing sports, warm summers on the lake, hanging out with students, and spending time “in the presence of the Lord” were “there is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11). They are trusting God for a spiritual movement on the campus of Soddy Daisy High School so that every student has the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel, and are excited to disciple students to the point where they can work alongside them as co-participants in this effort. You can check out their website at www.sharpsinaction.com.
Aubrey and Jerri Fritz
Howard High School
Aubrey and Jerri Fritz met in 2007, wedded on April 2009 and are expecting their first child, Naarah Talya, on October 15th. Aubrey was born and raise in Chattanooga. He accepted Christ in1991. He was taught and mentored to do missions by Jim Sutherland from 1998-2003. Aubrey served under Jim in Uganda, Africa in 2000 & 2001. And in 2004 (to present), he joined Student Venture. Aubrey's life verse is Acts 20:24.
Jerri was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She accepted Christ as a teenager. While attending college in Denver, Jerri served with the Impact Movement, an African American college ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 2002 she participated in Operation Sunrise Africa, the largest deployment of African American missionaries to Africa. Jerri moved to Chattanooga in 2007 and served on various campuses as a substitute teacher and as a Family Partnership Specialist. In June, she joined Student Venture to serve alongside Aubrey. Both are currently raising support to reach the campus of Howard School in Chattanooga.
Loftis Middle School Staff - Raising Support
Originally from Kingsport, TN, Tracy moved to Chattanooga in 2009 to intern with Student Venture. Tracy heard about Student Venture through her involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ at East Tennessee State University, where she earned her degree in the prestigious "4 and a half" year plan. Tracy works with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Loftis Middle School and has many conversations about Justin Bieber. Middle school girls love to talk about that guy. Tracy loves to sing and play guitar...she can even do both at the same time. Tracy loves to laugh...especially at herself. She is thankful to be in a ministry of gracious people that are vulnerable enough to talk about how much they need Jesus. Tracy's likes include hats, writing, lemon pudding, and puppies (but who doesn't love puppies?) Her dislikes are bananas, bedazzled blue jeans, and...Justin Bieber. Yes, Tracy is single.
Casey & Sarah Bryant
Hixson High School Staff - Raising Support
My name is Casey Bryant. At the age of ten, I personally received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. During my senior year at Hixson High School, God imparted within me a heart to see teenagers come to be in a personal relationship with Jesus. From this, God led me to Bryan College to learn more about the Bible and youth ministry to prepare for a lifestyle in sharing the gospel with teenagers. In March of 2010, God called me to join staff with Student Venture, the high school ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Being confident in God's calling into ministry five years ago, He has been preparing me through His Word and Spirit, mentors and Bible professors to bring the gospel to teenagers through various means. It is such an honor and privilege to be used by God in this way.
Brainerd High School Part-Time Field Staff
My name is Hannah Green and I am currently interning with Student Venture at Brainerd High School. I started volunteering with Student Venture in October 2009 after the Lord put a heavy burden on my heart for urban high school students. Being a full time college student juggling school, work, and
volunteering with SV was quite the difficult task, so in January 2010 I began the application process to intern. The Lord has given me such a heart for the fatherless, so it is no coincidence that He’s placed me working in a culture with a majority of students without a father. It has been incredible ministering to
these students and introducing them to an Eternal Father who will never leave nor forsake them (Deut 31:6). I praise God that He has raised me up for “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14), allowing me to spread the gospel in the inner city through evangelism, bible study, discipleship, and just living life with the high school girls at Brainerd.