LEADERSHIP

Pastor Nick and Jackie Koopalethes

Lead Pastor

The Lord brought Nick and Jackie together in 2002 while serving in the children’s ministry in Denver, Co. They were married in 2003 confident in knowing they were called to serve the Lord side by side in ministry. The Lord has blessed them with three precious and beautiful daughters: Sophia, Lilliana, and Grace. They enjoy the energetic and always imaginative time spent with their girls, especially singing, dancing and having tea parties.

In 2004, the couple began serving in an associate pastoral position in Somerdale, New Jersey while pioneering a youth ministry. Then in 2006, they served as Student Ministries Pastors in Hampton, Virginia. Throughout the years of gaining valuable ministry experience, the Lord has enabled them to walk out their passion by creatively implementing fresh vision, training and developing effective leadership teams, discipling and mentoring. Both Nick and Jackie feel blessed to minister as the Lord has provided opportunities in large and small group settings, retreats, conferences, outreaches, and international mission trips.

In 2009, Nick and Jackie began to sense the Lord preparing their hearts for a new and unexpected journey. After several months of prayer, there was a mutual sense that the Holy Spirit was prompting them to step out in faith and plant a new church. Through prayer, fasting and pointed research they prepared their hearts for the great adventure of church planting! In late 2010, God moved the Koopalethes' family to northern Virginia and in April of 2011, The Victory House church opened it's doors. Since then, God has added to the community of believers and together they are praying and believing for a mighty move of God in Northern Virginia. 

Linda Young 

Children's Director and Bookkeeper

Linda is currently the Director of the Victory Kids Children's Ministry. She is passionate to see God move powerfully for salvation, healing, and deliverance. The Lord has put a love in her heart for children and feels called to equip and raise up children to understand the power and authority that has been given them to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

She loves living in Purcellville and enjoys lunch in our local restaurants whenever possible! She loves to travel, especially visiting family in Colorado and Michigan. Mission trips to Italy and Uganda changed her life and increased her passion to be a part of the Great Commission!

Stephanie DiCesare

Worship Leader and Administrator

Stephanie is currently on staff as TVH's worship leader and administrator. She previously taught as a middle school math teacher in Loudoun County after earning a Bachelors and Masters degree from Liberty University. The Lord began calling her to Northern Virginia in September 2012, but it wasn't until August 2014 that He made the way abundantly clear. She is thrilled and blessed to be a part of The Victory House church and cannot wait to watch how God will equip and mobilize the body of Christ, sending them out locally and globally.

Stephanie loves to stay active in any and every way possible, and enjoys marveling at God's beautiful scenery. She loves to organize things, sing, play piano and spend time loving on children.

Anita Serna

Middle School Leader

Anita was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Maryland. There she found her love for music, singing, and kids. She met her husband Lucas in Alaska, while serving in the Army. Being a graduate of New Mexico State, she loves the Southwest and green chile. She and her family have been at TVH since Fall of 2014. In that time, she has served on various ministry teams to include the worship, hospitality, altar, and our youth ministries.

She’s a mom of four who is known for being spontaneous and to randomly be dancing. In her spare time, she can be found at the gym (so she can keep up with the young people in her life), crafting something, or managing one of her various side businesses. She loves Middle Eastern food, the beach, Corvettes, and trying new things. 

Bri Bradford

High School Leader

Bri joined The Victory House in April 2019, she currently serves as the high school youth leader. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she played 4 years of Division I basketball, then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL.

Bri was called to work as a veterinarian in Loudoun County after graduating. She quickly felt led to high school ministry, serving as a youth leader at TVH and a character coach and huddle volunteer for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is excited for a powerful move of God in this generation of students, and is passionate about raising them up to spread the Gospel.

In her free time, Bri can be found on the basketball court. She also loves to run and hike with her two dogs.

Benjamin Jordan

 Logistics Coordinator and Missions Director 

In 2013, God called Ben to move to Northern Virginia to work with The Victory House. He is a graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA and currently works for a telecommunications engineering consulting company in Leesburg, VA.

Ben serves as a facility and logistical coordinator for The Victory House. Basically, Ben keeps everything running and service-ready. He is passionate about the Lord and has a deep desire to see the Kingdom of God advance in all the nations of the earth. 

Ben loves playing futbol (he says it's the only football), Ultimate Frisbee, and volunteering his time on the farm.