Zach Elliott

Founder / Executive Director
Zach is a husband, father, speaker, author, and thought leader, engaging the world with a powerful message of hope and restoration in Christ. He served as a pastor and church planter in the Pacific Northwest for twelve years. In 2016, Zach left the Pacific Northwest for Tampa Florida. He partnered with a close group of friends and family to give birth to VU VI VO Ministries. Zach is passionate about helping people discover life and beauty in even the most unlikely places. 

Cammie Elliott

Ministry Director
Cammie is the link that makes it possible for V3 to share the gospel + love the church. She is respected for her faith, loyalty, dedication and wisdom. She is a wife, mom of four, trusted friend, and an organizational force. Cammie has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Portland State University and has served in ministry for 19 years.

Jerome Milner

Board Member / Director of Church Ministry
"I believe there’s beauty in the relationship we get to cultivate with God. Seeing the growth in people who choose to follow Jesus lights me up. I’m a loving husband and father who wants to see the truth of the gospel not just light up individuals but whole cities."

ERin Milner

Ministry Coordinator
Erin is a free spirited wife and mother who finds joy in unity and peace amongst all things. Always seeking adventure in God's creation with friends and family. She graduated from Portland Community College in 2016 with an Associate of Arts Degree. Erin enjoys working with people and has years of experience managing teams. 


V3 Chapel Worship Director
Megan Turnquest was born and raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. She moved to Tampa, Fl in 2012 to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Communication, which she obtained in 2016. She is now in Seminary pursuing a Masters Degree in Theology, and once completed, she plans to go into full-time ministry. She loves to sing, and is looking forward to all the Lord will do through her. 

Ashley Williams 

Ministry Support
Ashley is a wife, mother and a Seattle native. God led her and her family to Tampa in 2018. Ashley became a part of the V3 team after enjoying life together in the Tampa Chapel community. Her compassion and care for people continually enrich the V3 community and deepen our ministry. Ashley graduated from Ashmead College in 2004 and has been practicing Massage Therapy ever since. She has a passion for food and loves to cook, bake and host. She believes food tells a story, builds community and brings people together. 

Karl Messenger

Ministry Advancement
Karl is a husband, father, pastor, hockey player, and trailblazer. He loves plowing tough ground for God’s kingdom. He has pastored churches, serving as a youth pastor, campus pastor, and planted churches as a lead pastor and pastor of development & culture. He and his wife Liz have 4 children (Evelia, Josephine, Luciana & Kayden) and live in Grosse Pointe Michigan. He has been a part of the VUVIVO family ever since he met Zach & Jerome at the first pastor’s breakfast in Tampa, Florida, in January, 2017.

Riley Cooper

Technical Arts Director/ LAB the Podcast & Wayfarer Podcast Producer / Wayfarer Podcast Co-Host
Riley is a young man born and raised in Tampa with technical arts and production skills and a passion for sharing the love of Christ with others. Riley has been on staff with multiple churches throughout the Tampa Bay area as well as worked for a few different production companies based in Florida for the last 5 years. He doesn't just have great knowledge in the production industry but as well as shows strong leadership skills and has led multiple teams at a young age with volunteers and staff much older than him. Riley is passionate about sharing who Jesus is and how he cares and loves us all so much with the world.

Taylor Zeisloft

Ministry Support
Taylor is a wonderer, world-wanderer, reader, teacher, and friend. He finds deep value in relationships and pointing people to the secure love of Jesus. He became part of the V3 team in September 2021. Taylor has degrees in accounting and information systems from the University of Florida. 

Jonathan Clendenon

Director of Chapel / Wayfarer Podcast Co-Host
Hi, I’m Jonathan. I’m a pretty normal dude from the Tampa Bay Area. One day V3 showed up outta nowhere and it was no mere coincidence. I stumbled upon a family of believers where all are welcomed just as they are and our principles are straight from scripture without all the mumbo jumbo. But best of all… they genuinely, genuinely love Jesus. It’s an honor to be a part of this team as the Director of Chapel.

Shanna Thompson

Conservatory Artist
Shanna grew up in a large family in Tampa, Florida with a passion for music, education and serving the church through worship. She has spent time serving as a pianist and vocalist with various non-profits and music festivals around the world including Australia, Cameroon, Russia and Greece. Shanna obtained her Bachelors of Music at the University of Tampa and is currently pursuing a Masters in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Florida.

Nick Richardson

Wayfarer Community Coordinator
Hi, I’m Nick! I grew up in Charleston, SC and now I am in Tampa for graduate school at USF for Environmental Engineering. My real passion is getting to do life with those I work with and am in community with.  In my free time, I enjoy rollerblading, biking, swimming, and playing cards or chess.  I immediately fell in love with VUVIVO because off the authenticity and realness I saw in the faith that is preached and embodied there.  I am really excited to play a role helping to integrate Tampa’s community together and initiate more play within us!

Joe Dufault

Event Logistics
Joe is a hardworking young man born and raised in Rhode Island who moved to Tampa to further his education at the University of Tampa, found his way to V3 through a friend where he now serves on the Logistics and Technical Arts Teams to grow and continues his faith.

Wendy Kieffer

Conservatory Artist - Poet
Wendy is passionate about truth and beauty and has been drawn to many forms of artistic expression—dance, drama, singing, writing, and drawing. She earned a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida before relocating to NYC to pursue theater. After twelve years in the city, she returned to Tampa Bay. She is a mother of four who serves alongside her husband as a deacon, teacher, and worship leader within their congregation. She enjoys gathering around tables with family and friends and sinking her toes into the sands of Ft. DeSoto Beach. Wendy writes poetry, songs and children’s stories and loves poetry’s ability to “awaken, amplify and refine the sense of being alive” (Dana Gioia). 

Christina Kruse

LAB Initiative Director
Christina is a wife, entrepreneur and Florida native who has a heart for impacting others. God’s plan for Christina and V3 has come full circle, as her first connection with VUVIVO was serendipitously attending a live taping of a LAB the Podcast episode with Dr. Jerry Root. Her faith continues to grow as she is lead to fulfill the purposes God has intended especially when it is outside her comfort zone. Christina has an MS in Environmental Science and loves to explore the intersection of science and religion. 

Kathia Guzman

Wayfarer Podcast Co-Host
Hi, I’m Kathia! I’m a daughter, sister, student, blogger, dreamer, coffee enthusiast, your best friend, podcast host to Konversations with Kathia, cast member to The Wayfarer Podcast, and most importantly - a child of God. I've been a lifelong resident of Tampa Bay, currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree at the University of South Florida while actively contributing to my family's business. My overall goal through all ventures I encounter is to help you embrace and be confident walking in the beautiful, unique light that God has placed inside you!

Jared Thomas

Director of Development / Wayfarer Podcast Co-Host
Hello! At a V3 event in February 2023, Zach spoke about a God that I realized I needed to know. The strange thing is, I have been a Christian most of my life. Born again multiple times with many tears during alter calls. We live in an enchanted reality that VUVIVO helped uncover for me. I love people, chicken wings and pivoting from comedy (I do Stand-Up) to deep conversations. I work as an Account Manager for corporate America where I get most of my stand-up material. I'm excited to help others see this beautiful, enchanted world we live in.

Peterson Jean-Marie

V3 Conservatory Artist
A Florida native and recording artist, Peterson strives to use his talents to connect people to the Lord. He has served on staff with many Tampa Bay Area ministries. If he’s not involved in music, you can find Peterson breaking bread with others cultivating God-fueled relationships.

Bella Elliott

V3 Intern
Hi, my name is Bella Elliott and I am currently a Junior at Plant High School. I was born in Portland, Oregon and moved to Florida when I was nine. I love the beach, my friends, my family, traveling, and bringing God’s light to peoples‘ lives! I am currently an intern for V3 and my role is to help bring awareness and raise funds for the LAB Initiative!