Will Cravens

Family: Will is the Lead Pastor of Bridge Community Church. He and his wife Sandra have been married since 2008 and have 5 wonderful children with a baby on the way later this year. They also have a great family dog named Chewy.  

Experience: In addition to Will's leadership role at Bridge Community Church, he is also the Acting Director of Endurance Leadership and has been serving in full-time ministry for almost 26 years. He began as a Young Life partner at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia in 1990. In 1999, he moved to Sidmouth, England to serve on Y.L. staff, working with British teenagers. Will was promoted to Regional Director of the United Kingdom, where he served until 2003. He then worked as a consultant and cross-cultural trainer, in addition to entertaining numerous speaking engagements worldwide. In 2006, Will joined the pastoral staff at McLean Bible Church in Virginia, overseeing several ministries in a church of 13,000+. In late 2008, Will became the Associate Pastor at Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, Virginia, with a wide variety of responsibilities. In 2012, Will believed that it was time to make a difference around the world and took on the role of a local and international missionary. He is passionate about training leaders who will make an impact around the globe, with partners in numerous countries. Will earned his B.A. from George Mason University and an M.A. from Liberty Theological Seminary. He continues his mission work as well as leading Bridge since September of 2014.

Hobbies: Will enjoys running, traveling, helping others, snowboarding, doing projects around the house, and spending time with family. 

Jackie Burgart



Family: Jackie is married to her best friend, Nick, and they've been married for 11 years. They love to spend time with her 2 year puppy, Olive, who is full of fun and energy!

Experience: Jackie has a bachelor's degree in Religion from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She was the administrator for the drama team at her previous church where she and Nick were both members of the team for 9 years. She likes working with a team, and will do everything she can to keep everything organized and on time!

Hobbies: Jackie and Nick have been living a vegan lifestyle for over 4 years, and they enjoy finding new vegan treats, and products. She loves anything Parisian, baking (especially cupcakes), spending time with friends, traveling, and hanging out at coffee shops. Jackie is passionate about encouraging others, and doing everything she can to make this world a better place by supporting sustainable and fair trade practices. 

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Kimberly Shane

The Bridge Clubhouse Children's Director

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Tilahun M Tilahun - "T"

Youth Ministry Team Lead

"I am from Ethiopia and I’ve been in the US for 2 and half years. I have been married to Tori for about 2 1/2 years, and she is a native of the northern Virginia area. We are very excited to be expecting our first born this January! I was born and raised in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 13 years old and my journey following Him has been nothing short of breathtaking. I met Tori while she was an intern with America World Adoption, the same company that I worked for at that time. I believe God has me in this country for a reason. In addition, we feel that He has led our family to Bridge Community Church and we’ve been blessed by the warm welcome that we’ve received. We are looking forward to all that God has in store!"

"Ministry in its simplest form is sharing your journey with others; you get to share the truth that is burning in your heart, nothing more and nothing less. What I would love from you as we continue working with the middle & high school students:"

- PRAYER! Our group currently meets every other week together with CCC’s youth group. I would love to see us meet weekly, grow in discipleship programs, break the middle school and high school students into two groups to better accommodate their needs, and watch His glory unfold in this church, community, and beyond.

- YOU! If you’re looking to be challenged - then engage a group of young people, challenge yourself to pursue God, and grow as part of our vital leadership team! If this challenge interests you - then contact me and we can consider together what it would look like to share our hearts to advance His kingdom and explore potential ways for you to get involved.

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Semisi Tipeni

Worship Team Lead

The worship team always needs new people, so if you have any interest in this area please track Semisi down!  

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