The Hyphen National Team
Director of Hyphen
Travis Worthington is the Founding Pastor for the last 9 years at The Nova Church in the Washington DC Metro and has served the last 5 years as the Youth President of the Virginia District. Travis is married to his amazing sweetheart Amber, and they recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. Their awesome children, Mia and Cam, are the highlights of his days and the reason for his grays. Travis is an avid reader, Uno player, pizza rater, coffee connoisseur and first grade girls soccer coach.
Dinah was raised in Turlock, CA where she works in ministry at her local church. She is the young adult pastor at her church where she also serves as the special events coordinator. Her passion is to help young adults know the Bible and to find their place and personal ministry within the kingdom of God. Dinah received her Bachelor‘s and Master’s degree at California State University, Stanislaus where she works as a program coordinator. She loves to read, drink coffee and travel-and particularly loves to do all three at once.
Marketing & Promotions Director
Under the leadership of Pastor Micah and Jasmin Johnson, Jennifer serves as the Hyphen Director and Social Media Director at Life Church, located in the Greater Los Angeles area. In 2016, Jennifer Malech graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her B.A. in Communication Studies and Journalism. Writing is a big part of her life as she currently works in the Advertising Industry as a copywriter and is also a self published author. Her greatest desire is to spread hope+point others to their Creator through the creative gifts God has given us. When she isn’t writing, you will most likely find her with a camera in hand and traveling somewhere new.
Hyphen Resource Director
Evan serves as the Youth Resource Editor at the Pentecostal Publishing House as well as the Coordinator for Link247 digital curriculum. He was born and raised in Wisconsin and although he currently resides in St. Louis, MO, he will never be a Cardinals fan (Go Brewers). Evan is a graduate of Urshan College and Saint Louis Christian College holding a degree in Pastoral Counseling and Theology. He has worked as the youth and administrative pastor in Washington, D.C. And continues to pour his passion for the youth and hyphen generations into his work for the UPCI. He is a avid reader of all things Lewis and Tolkien, epicure, and a bit of a snob when dealing with coffee.
USA Regional Director
Philip’s life has intertwined entrepreneurship, ministry, and service from the start. As a former youth pastor, his passion is to see every person unleash their God-given gifts and talents. He is co-founder of IMPACTJUNKIE (https://impactjunkie.co) designed to launch entrepreneurs, investors, and adventurous doers to start something that changes lives. He previously worked in the US Congress and served as a senior advisor from the Pentagon to the White House. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Harvard University, where was also elected university-wide student president and gave the graduate commencement address. Based in Washington DC, he speaks around the globe with the US State Department and teaches a master’s course on innovation and impact entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as the USA regional director for Hyphen and is on a mission to support entrepreneurs and change-makers striving to make a difference in their world. He also spearheaded and currently directs the UPCI Innovation Fellows program, connecting professionals to use their talents for the Kingdom.
Social Media Coordinator
Joshua serves as the Youth Pastor at the Pentecostals of Ceres in Ceres, California where he grew up. His passion for ministry has lead him to serve as the social media director for the WD North American Missions Department, the Western District UPC, and most recently the National Hyphen team of the UPCI. He studied at Full Sail University and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design and works as a Marketing Analyst for California State University, Stanislaus. Josh particularly enjoys trips to the city to visit his favorite coffee shop, Blue Bottle Coffee. He has a beautiful wife named Kaylee and a German Shepard named Kittle.
Youth Ministries Secretary
Jeremy joined the UPCI Youth Ministries in January 2021. Before coming to St. Louis, Jeremy graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and from Belhaven University where he obtained a Master of Science in Leadership. He served as the Youth Pastor at First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola, Florida from 2013-2020 and also on the Florida Youth Ministries team as the Florida Youth President from 2018-2020. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 14 years and was privileged to receive his ministerial ordination in 2017. It is Jeremy’s goal to see young people fulfill their God-given purpose as they further the Kingdom of God!
Jeremy met his lovely wife Kristin in 2005 and married her in 2006. They have two amazing children, Caden and Claire. He loves spending time with his family, enjoying great barbeque, and talking about sports (especially the Tennessee Volunteers).