Mike Jorgenson- TwentyFourSeven Director
Mike lived in Loveland, Colorado for the first nineteen years of his life. After he graduated high school, Mike went to college for music. He changed his major three times before finally realizing there was a void in his decision process that only God could fill. He moved to Birmingham, Alabama to do three years of TwentyFourSeven Leadership Academy, where he met his beautiful bride and best friend Stephanie. During this time he made internships his focus and was very involved with leading TwentyFourSeven throughout his third year. He also led a high school / college internship at Church of the Highlands called 2:52, and was highly involved with Switch, the churches youth group .
Mike has always had a heart for Washington DC and believes that as the nation’s capital, it gives it a certain spiritual authority over our nation. He believes with the transformation of this one city that the rest of the country will not be far behind. Mike’s passion is for young leaders who will influence the world for years to come. It is for these two reasons that Mike feels called to lead a TwentyFourSeven in the beautiful city of Washington DC.
What I drive: White 1996 GMC Jimmy
What I drink: Mountain Dew
I love to Worship to: Great I Am by Jared Anderson
Favorite TV Show: 24
Favorite Sports Team: Rockies and Broncos
What I love to Eat: Steph’s southern fixin’s
My Dream Car: 1969 Mustang Shelby GT 500 (Eleanor)
Favorite Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
David Stine- DC Metro Lead Pastor
Dr. David Stine is Lead Pastor of DC Metro Church, a thriving, multicultural church that primarily focuses on loving people, living with passion, and seeking God’s Presence. Before moving to the DC Metro area, David received his business degree from LSU, served as an Associate Pastor at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, and received both his Masters in Practical Theology and his Doctorate in Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach. David wrote his doctoral dissertation about the strategic wisdom of local churches implementing leadership internships to train young adults. David’s passion for raising up the next generation of leaders was the catalyst for hiring Mike Jorgensen to start the TwentyFourSeven Leadership Academy at DC Metro. David and his wife Taryn have three boys, Isaac (4) and Josiah (3), and baby Asher.
John Shiffert- TwentyFourSeven Oversight
John Shiffert is the Executive Pastor of DC Metro Church, overseeing all operations. His role is to execute the vision provided by Dr. David Stine, the Lead Pastor. Before moving to the DC Metro area, John, his wife, Julie, and their son Cailean (5) lived in Greenville, SC for a year, after finishing a long season in Jacksonville, FL. There, John owned an investment advisory firm and was heavily involved with Celebration Church of Jacksonville, where he and his wife met David and Taryn some 7 years prior. John earned a B.S. in Business Administration from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. In addition to the numerous continuing education courses, he also earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2001. His passion for stewardship has been preparation for leadership and connecting God’s people in our Nation’s capital.
Julie Reams- TwentyFourSeven Academic Director
Dr. Julie Reams is the Director of Spiritual Formation at DC Metro and oversees Metro Groups, Growth Track, and the Connection Track. Julie received a BA in Communication from Mercer University, a MA in Practical Theology and Psychology/Counseling and a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation from Regent University. She taught college writing and theology classes at Regent and English, History, and Bible to sixth graders before coming on full- time staff at DC Metro. Julie is excited about serving as the Academic Director of TwentyFourSeven because she has a passion for discipling young adults, teaching them God’s Word, and helping them discover their God-given calling.