Jolynn Lee serves as the Director of the Community with Planting Roots. She is also wife to a 30-year retired Marine, mother to 5 and grandmother to 7. She stays active within the military community as her son and son-in-law are on active service with the Marine Corps. In addition, Jolynn & her husband facilitate Reboot Combat Recovery, a faith based PTSD program, in the Camp Lejeune area. She is passionate about God’s ability to restore and heal the deepest of wounds!
Brenda Pace is an author and speaker with a passion to bring encouragement and hope to women. She frequently shares her message in both local church and military chapel settings. Her life journey has taken her from small-town beginnings in Tennessee, around the world as a military wife, and back again to her hometown. She currently serves on staff for Planting Roots in the area of Staff Development. After 28 years of military life, Brenda and her husband Richard make their home on a hillside in Cleveland, Tennessee where she works as the Coordinator of Community Service Chaplain Training for the Church of God.
Joi Rogers is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she received her BA and MA in Political Science/Public Policy. God used a season of employment and a stint in the barren desert to reveal His better plan for her life, one in ministry. She is currently a full-time volunteer, Bible study leader, and community builder in Stafford, VA, where she and her Marine husband Jake reside. She is a member of the Staff Development and Publishing teams for Planting Roots. She loves good coffee, her 13-year-old dog Riley, and experiencing new cultures.
Panel 1: Rising From the Rubble
With Chantel Jones
Chantel Jones was Mississippi born and raised, Chantel is an Air Force wife of 15 years and currently stationed in Falls Church, VA with her husband, Thomas and 3 beautiful children, Cayden, Cayla, and Chase. She serves on the prayer team of Planting Roots. She finds joy in serving her family, volunteering in the community, all things photography, and fervently praying. When Chantel isn’t homeschooling her children, organizing her home, or volunteering at church, you can find her trying new recipes in the kitchen and new ways to photograph the finished product.
Panel 2: Owning God's Purpose for Your Life
With Kasey Stout
Kasey Raia Stout serves as the Event Team Admin for Planting Roots. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 2018, she commissioned as a Force Support Officer. She and her husband Tyler, who is also Active-Duty Air Force, are currently stationed at Altus AFB in Oklahoma.
Kasey has a heart for ministry! She started and led multiple women’s Bible studies, served as a youth leader, and recently earned her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Global Studies. Born and raised in Colorado, Kasey loves hiking, traveling, coaching volleyball, drinking coffee, and playing ping pong with Tyler.