Aaron and Honey Swihart
Aaron and Honey moved to the Daytona area from Nashville, TN six years ago. Originally from California, Honey has been singing in church and leading worship since the age of seven. She has a heart for teaching others to passionately worship our King. Aaron maintains a successful career as a recording engineer and teaches Music Production and Recording Technology at Daytona State College. Aaron and Honey both feel called to lead and mentor our next generation in ministry. They were married in August 2006 and have three children.
Ed & Brynn Sowers
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Ed and Brynn are high school sweethearts who lived in Illinois for seven years before moving to the Daytona Beach area in 2012. They came and experienced Thrive on launch Sunday and have been serving in the church ever since. Ed earned an Associate’s Degree in Business and also a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry and Leadership, both from Ohio Christian University. Recently, he was ordained as a pastor at Thrive and knows that God is calling him to pursue full-time ministry. He loves to sing, act, and is an avid sports fan. Brynn earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and English Literature from Capital University in Ohio. She is involved in many ministries at Thrive. Ed and Brynn married in February of 2002 and have four children. They have been coordinators of the Small Group ministry at Thrive since 2015 and enjoy every minute of it!
Matt and Alexis Goings
Audio, Video & Lights Team Leader
Matt Goings has lived in Daytona Beach his entire life. He attended Daytona State College and earned an Associate of Science degree in Music Production. Matt is a freelance audio engineer and producer. He has also sang and played guitar in various local bands. Alexis was born in Texas but has lived in Central Florida for the majority of her life. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic. Matt and Alexis met at a local concert and are still passionate about supporting local art. They were married in November 2015 and live together with their cat, Willow.
Jamie and Christina Shultz
Associate Pastor/Assistant to the Lead Pastor
Jamie Shultz and his wife Christina are high school sweethearts from Northern NY. Jamie earned his BS from ERAU and is a math and science teacher in the Academy of Information Technology and Robotics at Spruce Creek High School. Jamie enjoys singing, playing guitar and bass, and airplanes. Jamie was ordained to the ministry over 20 years ago. Christina is the Assistant to the Lead Pastor for Thrive and enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with her husband and children. Their heart and passion for the lost has been the motivating factor in their walk with Christ. Jamie & Christina married in 1990 and have 4 children.
Ron and Donna Gulick
Ron and Donna have lived in and out of Florida for years. Ron is a graduate of Life College in Mount Vernon and ministered in Open Bible Churches for a number of years. He was a pastor at Foursquare Church in Salisbury, North Carolina and also served as pastor of Foursquare Church in Vermilion, Ohio for a while. Ron planted Port Orange Florida Foursquare in 1978 and pastored there as well. He has served as the divisional and regional superintendent and taught Foursquare policy courses in the Southeast Foursquare District. Ron served for five years as a church health pastor and is now retired. He and Donna have three grown children and six grandchildren. Ron and Donna are excited to be a part of the ministry at Thrive!