Pastors & Staff

Lead Pastor

Pete Keirstead

Pete Keirstead has been living in the Daytona Beach area since 1988. His wife, Shaylan, is an Interior Designer and an actual area native (those are hard to find). He earned his BS from ERAU and went on to complete his MA from UCF in Counselor Education, with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a licensed commercial pilot, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and ordained minister. His community service has earned him numerous awards and appointments. Pete and Shaylan have 3 children. Click here to hear Pastor Pete's personal testimony.

Associate pastor

Aaron Green

Aaron was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida where he still resides with his wife (Bridget), and their two boys, Hezekiah & J.J. He has a Bachelor's degree from SUM (School of Urban Mission) in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing a Master's in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. The Bible and Bible study has been a passion of his since he was a boy, and he hopes to one day teach at a Bible college or seminary after completing his studies. He currently leads One Year Bible discussion groups, various Thrive podcasts, and Thrive student ministry. Aaron has been on staff since 2020. Click here to hear Pastor Aaron's personal testimony.

Thrive Staff

Shaylan Keirstead

First Impressions, Events & Growth Track

Jessica LaPeters

Manager of Operations

Erika Froling

Orange Curriculum Coordinator

James Murphy

Production Coordinator

Jacqueline Green


Liz Shouse

Children's Ministry Director

Marissa Lee

Student Ministry Coordinator

Ron Mosca

Supervisor Production / Set Up

Seth Jones

Executive Director