Joe has served in college-aged discipleship ministry for over 12 years. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and graduated with a BA in Speech Communication, minoring in International and Comparative Cultures. He served…
Anelise grew up in Livermore, CA and moved to Colorado Springs, CO in the late 1990’s. She attended college at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, earning her BA in Communications. Anelise spent seven years volunteering with the high school youth at New Life Church…
A problem-solving, coffee-drinking, self-proclaimed nerd, Brian is the operational visionary, helping support the back-end of Rev5. Learning to live and love like Jesus, Brian is both a technofile and an outdoorsman; hard-working and creative; down-to-earth and forward-thinking…
Jodie was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She has been a part of Willow Creek community church where over the last 5 years she has been involved in leading and discipling 20something’s. She started and led a discipleship ministry…
Esther Lohner grew up in Iguala, México. One of her greatest desire is to see her generation wholeheartedly pursuing the Lord with a persuasion and identity that is unshakable. Worship, discipleship, and teaching are some of her greatest passions.
Caleb Craft grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and in the summer of 2013, at age 16, he moved with his family out to Colorado Springs. He married the woman of his dreams in June of 2017. Caleb and his wife are extremely passionate about discipling young people and feel that God will bring them over seas in pursuit of that passion.
Jocelyn has lived in Colorado since age 9. She is passionate about God’s desire for the hearts of young people, and loves walking with them in the journey of becoming who they were called to be. In June 2017, Jocelyn married her wonderful husband, Caleb, and the two of them look forward to a life of pursuing Christ together, wherever that may take them.
Revolution5 Board of Directors
Revolution5 is a non-profit in the state of Colorado and is overseen by a board of directors resident in the Colorado Springs area. The Board of Directors is composed of men and women from different backgrounds and experiences that help to enrich the depth and opportunities of Revolution5. The board also gives financial and moral oversight, and provides accountability to protect the vision and to help ensure smooth internal and external operations.
- Colen Willis – Chairman of the Board. Colonel in the US Army; Chaplain, Military Ministry Pastor, Men’s Ministry at New Life Church.
- Kristin Michas – Secretary of the Board. Wife, Mother of four, licensed Real Estate Agent.
- Jim Jones, MBA – Treasurer of the Board. Former Treasurer, CFO, Director of Information Systems, Teen Mania Ministries, Inc.; current Vice President of Finance and Administration, Colorado Springs, CO. – Coleson Foods Inc.
- Daniel Batchelder – Founder and President of Morningstar Development.
Life-changing experience! Joe Couch and his team are exceptional in leading young men and women in building healthy relationships with others and, ultimately, their Heavenly Father. They guide the students in finding out who they are in Christ, their strengths, their life mission, plans for their future, and hope for success. Mix this with a load of adventure and fun, and you have Rev5!
Julie E. Smith
As a parent of a 2012/2013 Rev 5 student, I highly endorse & recommend Revolution5. The experience was life changing to my son and to our whole family as we watched him walk out his journey. The staff is so amazing & committed to pouring all that they are & have to their students & they will walk through life experiences with them to see that they become & fulfill all that Christ has for them. My son entered Rev5 as a boy not knowing who he was and I can say with full confidence that he left as a man knowing who he is in Christ and understanding the call & purpose of his life. I highly recommend Rev5 to everyone who wants to grow in their relationship with Christ & to learn how to live a totally surrendered life & desire to walk in your calling to the will & purpose of the kingdom of God. I completely trust Rev5 & the staff with my son, and I have full trust that they are faithful & trustworthy to love, care for, disciple & support your child in every way. With sincere gratitude...
We raised our daughter in a Christian home, knowing full well that one day she would have to decide if "our" faith was really "her" faith. We will forever be grateful for how God orchestrated conversations that led our daughter to Rev5. As her mom, I worried about typical mom things - what if she didn't feel at home with the other students, what if she couldn't handle the ruggedness of the adventures, what if she felt that "religion" was being forced upon her. Her Dad was more assured that she would be just fine - he was just going to really miss her! What a gift Rev5 has been! Lindsay returned to us after 9 months of hard work, hard study, and just plain hard stuff! We left a girl who was unsure of herself, who was confused about her future, who was on the fence with her faith. Rev5 returned to us a young woman on fire for God! While she remains unsure of what He has for her in the future, she knows who she is as a child of God and desires to serve Him in all her ways. She is freshly passionate - about her Savior, about her family, about opportunities to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. She endured hard work, persevered through the workouts, experienced the joy of success, worked through the difficulty of doubts and internal struggles. We believe that God, though Rev5, has forever impacted her life. And we believe that because of all that she learned at Rev5, she will impact this world for Christ!
Grant & Anette Versaw
What Joe is seeking to build in Revolution5 is a program that will shape the worldview, character and faith of a younger generation. I am confident that Joe and his dear wife will develop a program that glorifies God and allows HIs Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Read Full Letter of Reference
Joe is a wonderful communicator and connects deeply with young adults. He also teaches about leadership, while practicing leadership. Read Full Letter of Reference
Joe and Anelise have rock solid biblical values, understand truths of the Word and know how to communicate those truths in real ways that can be caught and implemented. Read Full Letter of Reference
Revolution5 provides a 'hands on' discipleship model for emerging leaders to learn, develop and grow in community.
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