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...

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Glenn Waldschlager

SonRise Ministry Pastor

Glenn, his Wife, Cheryl, and 2 children have lived in Virginia Beach for the...


Mike Morisi

Ministry Partner Coordinator

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

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Kim Bechtol

On Site Finance Manager

I am the Donations in kind Coordinator and On Site Festival Finance Manager for SonRise Ministries...

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Greg Mekkes

Media Coordinator

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


Taresa Nunn

Volunteer Coordinator

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

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...


Thomas Dion

Security Director

Thomas, his Wife, Joanna, and 3 adult children have lived in Virginia Beach/Chesapeake ...

SonRise Family, There’s no easy way to say this. Due to the impending severe weather that is about to impact our region from future Tropical Storm Ophelia, including likely flooding, possible tornadoes, and more, we are heartbroken to share that despite exhausting all possible solutions, SonRise Music Festival 2023 has been canceled for the safety of our guests, volunteers, and artists. All tickets will be refunded in the coming days back to your original form of payment. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process. Although devastated to share this news, we look forward to gathering together with you again soon. We love you SonRise family! Be on the lookout for news about upcoming events and more from SonRise before long!

We’re working on plans for a revamped and updated event in the future so be on the lookout for news about upcoming events and more from SonRise before long!

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