We build lifelong faith by helping parents and caring adults talk with their kids about what they otherwise wouldn’t one conversation at a time.
To see all caring adults equipped with the conversation, discipleship, and culture translation skills needed to reach the next generation for Christ.
Stephanie joins the team at Axis with two decades of executive non-profit work experience. Stephanie has been honored to hold leadership roles at thriving organizations who are laser-focused on the work of impacting the most vulnerable in this world. Her skills of organizational development, strategic advancement, and executive communications have served teams and ministries across the country and will now further the work of Axis in her role as Chief Outreach Officer. Stephanie is strategically overseeing all external communications and leading the efforts in rolling out new collaborations with like-minded affiliates.
Stephanie is married to her summer camp romance, Chris, and is the proud mom to three teenage sons and a black lab. Their family has recently relocated to Colorado from the Deep South and is enjoying their new lifestyle of hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding in alpine lakes! Stephanie enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her family in the beautiful mountains of colorful Colorado!
Stephanie is honored to be serving on the team at Axis and is excited to help forge the path ahead and build stronger families for tomorrow.
A native of Texas, Bobby is married to his wife Melody for 35 plus years. Bobby and Melody have three daughters, Channing (married to Richard), Amelia (married to Jordan) and Claire. They have been blessed with three incredible grandchildren, William, Viola and Warren. Bobby and Melody call Colorado Springs home! Bobby has 30 years experience of leading Donor Development/Relations teams for faith based non-profit organizations such as Mercy Ships, International Bible Society and Christian Broadcasting Network.
Hannah is a passionate writer and people-person with a degree in English Literature from Wheaton College and a background in books—she has worked everywhere from bookstore to bindery and is an avid reader. She loves the work Axis does to bring parents and children together to create strong and loving families capable of changing the world.
Mark graduated from Westmont College in 1993 and brings 25+ years of accounting and management experience in non-profit, small business, and agricultural industries. From 2008 – 2016, Mark served as the finance director/executive director at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. In 2016, he took over the CFO position for a small start-up pharmaceutical manufacturer and helped grow it into a multi-million dollar company. After 5 years, however, Mark felt called to return to his passion of ministry work and is excited to join Axis Ministries.
Mark has been married to his wife, Mia, for 22 years. Natives of California, Mark and Mia moved to Colorado in 2017 with their three children, Bryce (20), Cade (18), and Annie (16). Mark’s hobbies include spending time with his family, BBQ’ing for his family and friends, and everything sports- related.
Charissa Hoskins is a Customer Service Specialist here at Axis. She is known for bringing a positive and encouraging atmosphere to the workspace. Charissa is originally from Iowa but moved out to Colorado Springs in 2012 to attend Charis Bible College. Some of her hobbies are hiking, biking, horseback riding, and finding new coffee shops.
Chris May is an MBA with 18+ years of successful sales and marketing experience. He began his career in 1995 for Husqvarna before joining Hilti Corporation in 2009. Chris built a strong reputation within a niche market in the construction/infrastructure industry.
Chris left his for-profit career in 2012, in obedience to a clear calling to aid ministry organizations in need of business operations expertise. This journey began as Director of Operations at CareNet DuPage, a multi-site pregnancy center in DuPage County Illinois, and continued as COO at AvailNYC in Midtown Manhattan, where he was offered the Executive Director (CEO) role in 2017. In 2018, Chris joined an engineered-solutions company, as COO and EOS Integrator. In that same year, Chris started a consulting practice focused on bringing executive leadership, centralized-services, as well as operational/cultural health to non-profits, and small businesses across the United States.
A native to Illinois, Chris is married to Heidi, who shares his passion for abiding in Christ and seeking His will daily. Chris and Heidi have three children, Kylie, Graham, and Rowen; they live in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
CJ’s favorite thing is to describe something with as weird of an analogy as possible. If you have a conversation with him for longer than 5 minutes, he’ll probably start talking about how he thinks Post Malone is the American Ed Sheeran. From England to Louisiana to Hawaii, growing up in an Air Force family allowed him to be exposed to multiple cultures, and this is probably where his fascination with culture, embedded or popular, comes from. Incredibly optimistic, CJ will see and believe the best in anything and everyone. So far, it hasn’t burned him too much! If he’s not listening to music, he’s probably playing drums, and if he’s not playing drums, he’s probably playing some Dota with his friends.
CJ has always loved connecting culture with the Bible and processing and understanding why we say what we say, listen to what we listen to, and watch what we watch. His job at Axis is to constantly learn, grow, and process through deep ideas in order to help the generations, young and old, to do the same.
David is the President of Axis which he cofounded in 2007.
David has led partnerships between Axis and: Family Life Today, MOPS, Young Life, Youth for Christ, Focus on the Family, the Association of Christian Schools International, Compassion International, Word of Life, Moody Radio, The Colson Center, Care-Net, and many many others. He's been featured on the Family Life Today radio show and he has authored a chapter in Dennis and Barbara Rainey's book The Art of Parenting. Every month he is a featured contributor on the Canadian television show 100 Huntley Street.
David has been married 12+ years to his intelligent and creative wife, Lindsey, and they have 3 children - Shiloh Abigail, Zion Daniel, and Vale Calvary. The Eatons live in Colorado.
Dilynn is the Operations Manager here at Axis, what she enjoys most about her job is serving the people she works with and creating new systems to effectively and efficiently help people. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s in communication, with an emphasis in leadership. Having studied leadership, Dilynn is passionate to find the best way to lead people through change (because change can be scary to anyone) as a servant leader who understands the value of leading by example. Dilynn enjoys doing life with her husband Geoff and loves to travel and adventure with him, in Colorado and around the world.
Meet Eunji our Senior Marketing Manager here at Axis. Eunji, pronounced UN-JI is in Eunji's words an extremely common korean name similar to a John (if you don't believe me, I dare you to type Eunji on FB, IG, or Venmo ;)).
Eunji was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Greensboro, North Carolina when she was 5. Eunji spent most of middle and high school in South Florida. Her work background is in digital marketing & advertising, working at various agencies on multiple fortune 500 brands. Her latest gig was at a startup called WeWork. In 2018, God asked her to leave everything behind including her job at WeWork to go do YWAM DTS. Being 32 years old at the time, Eunji wrestled with God but she knew she was receiving her missional calling and decided to leave everything and go to follow Him. While at DTS, He asked her to join a sister ministry to YWAM called Circuit Riders (IG: crmovement) in Huntington Beach who reaches students across college campuses. Her heart burns for the next generation to know God and who they are in God. And in the midst of all that, God blessed her with this wonderful opportunity. Eunji very excited to be part of the Axis team, and expectant for God's plan to unfold through Axis and revival and redemption happening across families all over.
Evan is an outgoing introvert from Jonesboro, AR, which is near the buckle of the Bible Belt, and just outside Tornado Alley. He likes his coffee black, his tea green, and his Bibles read.
Jeremiah Callihan is the CEO and cofounder of Axis, leading the vision, strategy, product development, and execution of the plan to reach as many families as possible with the Gospel. It’s Jeremiah’s passion to equip caring adults to be the best possible missionaries and spiritual guides to the next generation. Seeing lifetime conversations between parents and their kids that lead to lifelong faith in Jesus is what motivates Jeremiah every day. Jeremiah lives in Colorado and has been married for 19+ years to his best friend, Kim. They’re in the midst of one conversation with each of their four amazing kids. When he isn’t playing catch or board games or on the trampoline with his kids, Jeremiah might be eating French toast, playing basketball, watching football, or reading a great book somewhere outside, with inspirational music in the background.
As Partner Relationship Manager, Kelli has the awesome opportunity to meet with leaders within a variety of organizations and denominations creating ways for Axis to resource their communities and constituents.
Kelli is a true Colorado native, and as such lives the stereotypical Colorado lifestyle including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, running and mountain biking. She has been married 22 years to her high school sweetheart Seth, and together they have three incredible kids.
Les is the IT manager at Axis. He has a passion for helping organizations run more efficiently through the use of technology. Les fell in love with the Colorado mountains while spending summers here with his family as a boy. Within hours of his last final exam in college his car was packed and he was headed to Colorado to live. Les and his wife Michelle have been married for 28+ years and have raised three kids in Colorado.
Alison is originally from Northern California but is rapidly approaching that weird split where she has lived more moons in Colorado! Having teenagers herself and a passion for the next generation, Axis is a perfect personal and professional fit. Alison brings a rich background in event planning and program management and is quickly learning all the internal workings of Axis and its leadership team.
Patrick is a Customer Service Specialist with Axis. He graduated from Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina, and is currently an M.Div. candidate at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Patrick lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and still believes the Browns are next year's Super Bowl champions. His hope for the church is to mature in God's truth in the Bible and to continually invest in the next generation. In addition to working with Axis and pursuing a professional ministry degree, he serves as a pastoral assistant and music minister at an urban church in Cleveland, and he spends time in his garden, running, and brushing up on Church history.
His personal philosophy: "Don't ever, for any reason, do anything, to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you've been, ever, for any reason whatsoever." -Charles Spurgeon
Toben has lived in Colorado Springs before Powers existed and Woodmen was a dirt road. His parents worked for Young Life and after Toben attended Whitworth University he decided to work in ministry too. For the last 30+ years Toben has worked exclusively in the ministry space, primarily for not-for-profits. Toben has two kids (Audrey and Emma) and a beautiful wife (Jamie).
Ashley began her journey in the hospitality world in Austin, Texas. After formal education and experiencing the many positions within the industry, she knew she had found her niche. Ashley feels the opportunity to help others with life events, big or small, is very rewarding. After relocating to Colorado, she was given the opportunity to join the Axis team as an executive assistant. She resides in Colorado Springs with her husband Scott, their daughter Addison, and two puppies Yoshi and Stella Rae. When not working, they enjoy spending time at the park, playing board games at home or trying to find all the best food this city has to offer!
Jeremiah grew up in eight different states and was home-schooled into high school. He attended Summit Ministries during his college years and received a BS in Business Administration from Roberts Wesleyan University in New York. Jeremiah graduated from the Focus Leadership Institute in the fall of 2002 and married Kim in May 2003. He worked for Summit Ministries as a team director for several years before joining the Focus Leadership Institute staff as the Admissions Director in 2005. In 2007, Jeremiah cofounded Axis with David Eaton. He has helped Axis grow from an annual revenue of $37,000 to just over $1 million in 2014. Currently, he serves Axis as Chief Executive Officer.
Kim is a Registered Nurse and received her BS in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College. Kim worked as a Charge Nurse for 10 years in Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Cardiac, and Home Care. Kim grew up in New York and she and Jeremiah have 4 children and a very large labradoodle dog named Dallas. Kim is passionate about foster care and adoption and loves cooking.
Jeremiah and Kim love living in Colorado Springs, and are active members in their local church community. Both are passionate about seeing the next generation own a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ
Mat Clouse is the president of the Find us Faithful Foundation, which focuses most of its resources on equipping faith-based organizations to address the physical and spiritual needs of individuals living in developing countries. Mat also spends his time helping manage investments for Joshua 2415 LLP, whose focus is real estate and small business growth capital. Mat has a degree in Business Finance from Southern Nazarene University.
Kenzie is also a member of the Find Us Faithful board. Currently, Kenzie is busy taking care of their first baby boy, Koven, who recently turned 6 months old. Mat and Kenzie met at Southern Nazarene while she was getting her degree in Business. She has strong family ties and loves being a mom.
Mat and Kenzie have served on the Axis board since 2014. Mat, Kenzie, Koven and Oliver live in Oklahoma City and are passionate about family and doing their best to steward the responsibilities bestowed upon them.
David is the President of Axis and he cofounded Axis in 2007. Every year Axis speaks to 10,000+ students face-to-face and every month Axis' digital products equip 120,000+ parents, grandparents, pastors, and teachers. In 2018 Axis helped caring adults start 1,700,000 conversations, that they would not have started without Axis, with their 8- to 18-year-olds.
David has led partnerships between Axis and: Family Life Today, MOPS, Young Life, Youth for Christ, Focus on the Family, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, the Association of Christian Schools International, Compassion International, Word of Life, Moody Radio, The Colson Center, Care-Net, and many many others. He's been featured on the Family Life Today radio show and he has authored a chapter in Dennis and Barbara Rainey's book The Art of Parenting. Every month he is a featured contributor on the Canadian television show 100 Huntley Street.
Lindsey grew up in Iowa and attended The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Lindsey graduated with a BS in Communication with an emphasis in recording arts and production. Lindsey is a gifted artist and recently graduated from the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. They both enjoy good music, great coffee, and the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
The Eatons have been married 10 years and they have a 6 year old, Shiloh Abigail, a 2 year old, Zion Daniel, and a 1 year old Vale Calvary. The Eatons live in Colorado.
Tim Jenkins is President of Colchuck Companies, a private investment company based in Leavenworth, WA. Tim is also a co-founder and past CEO of Point B, Inc., a management consulting, capital and property development firm based in Seattle, WA. Point B’s more than 1000 professionals help organizations of all types form, grow and thrive from offices across the U.S. In 2010 Tim was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Services for the Pacific Northwest. In 2014 Tim and his Point B co-founders sold their stock back to Point B, making Point B, Inc. 100% employee-owned. Tim sits on the boards of Point B and Parametrix, Inc., an employee-owned engineering, planning and environmental services company with several offices in the Western U.S.
Colchuck Companies is a group of entities that invest in growing companies and real estate ventures. As part of his work at Colchuck, Tim serves on the board of Solomons Fund, a private equity fund focused on small Pacific Northwest-based companies, and the boards of Seattle, WA-based Dialtune, Yakima, WA-based Farwest Fabricators, and Fife, WA-based Pacific Mechanical & Electric. Tim is an active member of Brighton Jones Investment Partners, a Seattle-based group of Angel investors who have made a number of venture, private equity and real estate investments since inception in 2018. Tim is also part of the Flywheel Investor Network, a Wenatchee, WA seed-stage investment group.
Tim chaired the board of trustees of CRISTA Ministries, a $120MM/year non-profit with ministries in the U.S. and throughout the world from 2015-2018, and serves on the National Council of C3 Leaders, a ministry to men and women in the business community. Tim serves on the Mountain West Regional board for Young Life and also sits on the board of Axis, a Colorado-based non-profit that helps Christian parents connect with their teenagers.
Tim holds a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is listed as a “Notable Alumnus” on websites associated with both institutions and was named the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus in Economics at the University of Washington. Tim and his wife Christi have three children and live in Leavenworth, WA. Tim is an avid hiker, mountain biker and skier and big fan of football and soccer.
Christi Jenkins is currently Vice President of Colchuck Companies, a private investment company based in Leavenworth, WA. Earlier in her career, Christi worked for Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where she became an expert in healthcare receivables management. This expertise led her to roles at Freed & Associates and LaPlant & Associates where she served a variety of clients in California, Oregon and Washington State.
Colchuck Companies is a group of entities that invest in growing companies and real estate ventures. As part of her work at Colchuck, Christi oversees the operations of All Seasons River Inn and the hospitality holdings of Lebenwasser LLC.
Christi serves on the adult committee for Leavenworth Young Life and also sits on the board of Axis, a Colorado-based non-profit that helps Christian parents connect with their teenagers. She has also served on the board of the Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, WA.
Christi is perhaps best known for her less formal but no less important role as a close friend, mentor and advisor to countless women of all ages who seek her companionship and wise counsel. Christi brings life to any gathering and is known for being a fount of good ideas!
Christi holds a BA in Economics, from Stanford University. Christi and her husband Tim have three children and live in Leavenworth, WA. Christi is an avid hiker and skier and loves trying exotic new food, cocktails, wines and chocolates!
Dan serves as VP of Operations for R&R Global Partners. He oversees multiple portfolio companies in PPE distribution as well as franchise operations for ZIP’s dry cleaning on the East Coast. Dan held various senior roles at CARDONE Industries prior to R&R in Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations. His highlight role was the managing director/GM for CARDONE’s European operations in Belgium for 6 years. Dan holds an MBA from Drexel University, and an Engineering degree from Wilkes University where he played football. Dan is passionate about youth sports and it’s importance in urban development. He serves on the Leadership Council of Storehouse Church in Plymouth Meeting, PA, as well as the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and prides himself on bringing efficiency and ease to the non-profit organizations he works with. Dan is a master griller and is focused on improving his golf handicap to single digits when he has free time! Dan is an inspiring youth sports coach and a “great Christian dad” role model for their 3 growing boys.
Christin graduated from University of Alabama with a global business degree. She held various management roles in the early part of her career at Johnson & Johnson in technology and marketing. Christin and Dan moved to Belgium for Dan’s job while Christin attended Boston University’s Brussels campus for her MBA. While residing in Brussels, Aiden (now 18 years old) and Torin (16 years old) were born, and Jude (13 years old) was on the way. Christin decided to return to her family’s 3rd generation business upon her father’s retirement and held various roles there, ultimately as Chief People Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Board member. In 2019, Christin led the family’s successful exit sale to a large PE investment firm. She has been enjoying a slower pace of life (for now), using her coaching background to help support and mentor other Christian leaders in various organizations. She serves on the World Vision Advisory Council for the Strong Women Strong World campaign, the Philadelphia area Salvation Army Kroc Center council, and as a mentor in the Praxis entrepreneurship program.
Gillis served as the Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Koenig Equipment Inc., a multi-state and multi-store dealership chain for John Deere equipment based in Ohio. Prior to this role, Gillis held senior executive roles in various public and private companies in the midwest and has served on the boards of several as well. Gillis began his business career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse after graduating from Cedarville University. He also has an MBA in marketing from Wright State University. As an ordained pastor, Gillis enjoys preaching and teaching the Scriptures, leading a small group fellowship in their home and sharing the gospel. As the former board chair of K-12 Emmanuel Christian Academy, Gillis witnessed firsthand how critical it is to partner with parents to reach the next generation with the solid truths of the Bible as the foundation of faith in an increasingly secular culture. When he has time, Gillis indulges his passion for mountain climbing.
Julie also graduated from Cedarville with her sociology degree and went on to obtain a master’s degree in gerontology from Miami University of Ohio. After working a decade supervising community senior adults centers, she changed her focus to home after their first child was born, 28 years ago. She home-schooled their three daughters and taught them to love and fear the Lord by example and instruction. Julie has the gift of hospitality and helps the body of Christ in many meaningful and tangible ways, including volunteering at the local Pregnancy Resource Clinic to help clients choose life for their unborn child and share the saving grace of Jesus Christ. At her local church her primary focus has been in leadership and teaching in the children’s ministries. She has also completed coursework in biblical counseling. And she prays!
Randy Wilcox recently retired from his position as President (Americas) for Otis Elevator Company, a division of United Technologies. Randy was named to this role in 2007, in which he was responsible for $3 billion in sales and 12,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.
Previously, Randy lived in Hong Kong, where Randy served as President of Otis South Asia Pacific Area for five years. In this position, he was responsible for operations across 20 countries in Asia and the Arabian Gulf. Randy joined Otis in 1981 as a sales trainee in San
Francisco and served in various sales and management roles throughout his career, including Regional General Manager and Regional Vice
President, both located in Seattle.
Randy currently serves on the board of the American Architectural Foundation, Kaifa, an organization supporting charities in China. He received his BA in business administration from Cedarville University in Ohio, where he previously served as a trustee. He received his MBA from the University of Denver. Randy has three grown children and he currently lives in Whidbey Island, Washington. He joined the Axis board in 2015 and brings 33 years of business and ministry experience to the Axis community.
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