Shining A Light On Hope


Trina Olson Keeny

Founder/Festival Director

"But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ASV


Valerie Empson

Assistant Festival Director

I have been working with SonRise going into the 7th year.  I have volunteered...

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Laura Treantos

Hospitality Coordinator

She's been married to the same wonderful, Godly man since 1991 and has 2...

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Richard L. Spangle

Ministry Coordinator

He has worked for CBN since October 2003 and is a staff writer for


Moses David Jr.

Indie/Local Artist Coordinator

As an author, artist, producer, and motivational speaker, Moses David Jr.'s leadership...


Brian A. Creasey

Operations Coordinator

Brian is from Virginia Beach. He has been surrounded by music all his life and has an...

Jannalee Mc Elligott

Janallee E McElligott

Co-On Site Galley/Volunteer Food Coordinator

Hello out there my sisters and brothers in Christ I am Janna McElligott , I’ve lived...


Mike Morisi

Ministry Partner Coordinator

Michael Morisi is Vice President of The Family Foundation - Church Ambassador Network...


Taresa Nunn

Volunteer Coordinator

Taresa Nunn has lived in Virginia Beach for 46 years. She graduated from high school...

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Greg Mekkes

Media Coordinator

Subsequent responsibilities include arranging video display content for the festival...