who we are – The Bridge Staff
In my more than thirty years of full-time ministry I have never seen God move so quickly to assemble as outstanding a staff and group of leaders as I have seen Him assemble here at The Bridge. Not only is each member of our team skilled and gifted at what they do, but their heart for the Lord and for His people matches their gifting. We are indeed blessed to have such a dedicated group of people leading the various departments of our church.” – Bo
Bo Weaver Senior Paster
Bo is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. After their marriage in 1980, Bo and Jannie served as youth pastors in Cincinnati before starting Fellowship of Believers in Florence, Kentucky (now called Seven Hills Church). Following a wonderful twenty-three year run at FOB, Bo and Jannie started The Bridge Church in Campbell County in 2006.
Bo is most fulfilled teaching the Bible and watching the truth of God’s Word come alive in the hearts of people as they grow in their relationship with Christ and begin to fulfill the purpose for which they were created. Bo and Jannie have two adult daughters and three grandsons. In his spare time Bo enjoys continuing his education and romping with his grandsons.
Jannie Weaver Associate Pastor
Jannie grew up in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and graduated from Highlands High School. She received a degree in Mental Health from Morehead State University and a Bachelors and Masters degree in Corrections from Eastern Kentucky University. Jannie enjoys serving in the areas of prayer, outreach, and visitation. Jannie loves art, aeronautics, and clothing design!
Gina Dugger Associate Pastor/Connect Group Ministry
Gina has been active in church ministry for more than 25 years, serving in areas of youth, college, as well as women’s ministry. Her greatest, passion, however, is in the area of discipleship. Since joining The Bridge staff in 2011, Gina has directed the Connect Group Ministry, as well as oversees First Impressions.
Gina was born and raised in San Diego, California. She and her husband, Duane, moved to Cincinnati in 1991 when Duane joined the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Duane and Gina have two grown children, Matthew and Ashley. In her spare time, Gina enjoys biking, reading and travelling.
Chris Mitchell Student Ministry Pastor
Chris grew up in Burlington, Kentucky and has been involved in student ministry since high school. His desire is to glorify God by seeing lives changed by the gospel. He understands that the youth stages of life can be the most transforming time in a person’s life; with that in mind he uses Biblical truths to show students the love of God and His plans for their lives. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. He and his wife Courtney were married in 2012 have two sons; Weston and Archer.
Chris is an avid UK basketball fan. His claim to fame is once beating Tayshaun Prince in a game of knockout at a UK basketball camp.
Aaron Morgan Worship Pastor
After graduating high school Aaron spent a year studying and serving with Youth With A Mission in Malaysia and China. After returning home following his time with YWAM, Aaron pursued a career in information technology. When he wasn’t busy rescuing computers from viruses and the dreaded “blue screen of death” Aaron enjoyed writing and performing with his band Seabird. The band signed a record deal with EMI Records in 2007 and Aaron’s original songs went on to be featured on Grey’s Anatomy, Pushing Daisies, Ghost Whisperer and NUMB3RS.
Aaron has been passionate about worship since being asked to lead a team at YWAM and considers it an honor to serve the Lord in this way. He began serving at the Bridge in 2012 and was ordained in 2015.
He and his wife Celeste have two children and enjoy hiking, swimming and traveling as a family.
Johnny Walker Service Director and Associate Worship Leader
Johnny entered the ministry while attending LSU School of Music and was ordained in 1992. Through the years Johnny has served in nearly all roles in church ministry, predominantly as Worship Leader. While his gifts are in music and administration, Johnny is willing to “fill in” wherever there is a need. He and his wife, Ellen, grew up in South Florida and were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. They have three grown children. In their time off, they enjoy biking, stunt kite flying and playing music together.
Harold Hay Media Director
Harold Hay is an award‐winning writer, producer and director, who lives in Florence, Kentucky with his wife Karen of 38 years. He has produced numerous television shows and films, including 180 videos, Hope Bridge and The Zone, which aired on over 200 stations in North America and 15 television networks worldwide. His programs have been honored by both the NRB and the GMA for best program
of the year. Harold attended Northern Kentucky University and God’s Bible College and majored in History and Biblical Studies. He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Harold was the Executive Director and founder of Victory Videos and Underground/Zone Ministries. He is the author of the recent book, “The Red Pill, The Cure for Today’s Mass Media Culture,” which is considered an insightful look at the state of media and culture. He also has created a faith‐based educational program for high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in media, film or TV.
Terri Rainey Nursery-Kindergarten Director and Children’s Ministry Director
Terri grew up in San Jose, California and since marrying her husband, Bob, in 1987, has lived in Tulsa, Atlanta, and Hamilton, Ohio before settling in Northern Kentucky in 2004. Terri attended Dominican College of San Rafael and Gateway Community College where she studied Early Childhood Education, earning both a Federal CDA Credential and a Directors Credential.
In the years before coming to The Bridge Terri homeschooled her two children and taught preschool for twelve years at Sunshine Korner and Hopeful Lutheran Preschool. Bob and Terri have two grown children and two grandsons.
In her spare time, Terri likes to travel with her husband, Bob (who is a mechanic with Delta) or relax with a good cup of coffee. Terri says, “I’m passionate about teaching young children about Jesus. A good day at work is when the children go home knowing Jesus loves them and so do I.”
Courtney Mitchell Co-Director of The Clubhouse (1st-2nd grades)
Courtney grew up in Union, Kentucky and attended Northern Kentucky University, graduating with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. Before starting at The Bridge, Courtney worked in childcare for 10 years with children of various ages and developmental levels. Courtney’s goal is to utilize Scripture to provide a foundation upon which children can grow in their relationship with God and to support families in raising children to love the Lord.
Courtney and her husband Chris have been married since 2012 and have two sons, Weston and Archer. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and playing board games.
Elissa White Director of The Crossing (3rd-4th grades)
Elissa grew up in Alexandria and went to Cincinnati Christian University, graduating with a degree in Biblical Studies and minor in Psychology. Prior to serving at The Bridge, Elissa worked at the Brighton Center with young parents as a career mentor and the Admission Specialist for their Center for Employment Training.
Elissa has a seven year old daughter and enjoys hiking and being outdoors, as well as travelling to fun new places with her daughter.
Scott Faughn Director of Impact (5th-6th grades)
Scott Faughn grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to moving to Northern Kentucky, Scott and his wife, Beth and daughter, Alexis, lived in Washington Court House, Ohio for 20 years. There Scott served for 17 years in youth ministry in their home church.
Scott has a degree in graphic design and worked on his BA in business management at Ohio Christian University. He currently works fulltime at The Reuse Center a nonprofit ministry-based building materials retailer.
Through the use of the Tru Curriculum, Impact works through the Bible chronologically with the goal being to introduce kids to Jesus. A secondary goal is to equip kids with a foundation of Christian character in the areas of; self-respect, honesty, integrity, courage and compassion so that they will be better equipped to serve God and to overcome the challenges they will face in life.
In his spare time Scott enjoys designing and building furniture and spending time with his family.
Pam Voelker Co-Director of The Clubhouse (1st-2nd grades)
Pam grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Campbell County High School. After graduation she attended the University of Ky. where she studied elementary education. Pam has always had a heart for children. She and her husband, Bill, fostered 15 newborn babies in addition to raising three children of their own. In order to be a stay at home mom she served as a substitute teacher in the Campbell County Schools in grades K-12. Her last four years of teaching were spent teaching kindergarten. She now enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren.
Linda Bode Director of Finance and Human Resources
Linda grew up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky where she graduated from Highlands High School. Following graduation she worked for Proctor and Gamble, WLW radio, and for an advertising agency that helped Christian ministries develop national radio and television programs. Linda has served in local church ministry with Bo for more than twenty-eight years and has volunteered with Prison Fellowship and North Key providing foster and respite care.
Linda has two grown children, five grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Linda enjoys reading, boating and spending time with her family.
Chuck Payne Global Ministries Team Leader and Administrative Pastor for Financial Relations & Operation Transformation
Chuck is a proud graduate of Dixie Heights High School and NKU where he earned a BS in Business Management. Chuck also studied at Stonier Graduate School of Banking University of Delaware, Newark and has extensive experience in banking, business and serves on the board of directors of a Christian Television Network. In addition to his business background Chuck has served in pastoral ministry since 1986.
Chuck and his wife, Myra, reside in Lakeside Park with their daughter, Kaitlyn. In his free time, Chuck enjoys weightlifting and studying guitar; watching any and all football (Go Packers) and UK Basketball.
Gary Dawson Special Projects
Gary is a Campbell County native who graduated from Newport Catholic High School. After working as a journeyman pipefitter for many years, Gary launched his own fire protection business, one of many businesses Gary has started over the years. In 1984 Gary and his wife Bev began attending Fellowship of Believers where they served in a variety of capacities. As founding members of The Bridge, Gary and Bev continue to serve wherever needed. Gary and his son, Grant, started Reset Ministries, a residential program that assists men who want to make a radical change in their life.
Gary and Bev are blessed with four grown children and fourteen grandchildren.
Kimberly was born and raised in Florida. She graduated with a degree in medical assisting from Orlando College. Kimberly has worked in various areas of ministry including childcare, finance and as a church secretary.
Kimberly has been married to her high school sweetheart, Billy, for twenty-two years. They have two daughters with whom they love to travel. Kimberly loves serving the Lord and wants to be an important part in the lives of her children.