Ryan matherly

Pastor: Youth & College

Ryan has been working with PVN Students since September 2014.

Favorite Scripture

Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in the day of Christ Jesus."

Something Unusual About Ryan

Ryan played in a "boy band" while in college at Georgia Southern. They obviously weren't THAT good since he's now in ministry :)

Favorite Food

Macaroni & Cheese (Definitely NOT Taco Bell!!!)

Favorite Artist(s)

30 Seconds to Mars, Safetysuit, Journey


TV, Movies, Running, Working Out, Basketball, Reading, Watching Sermons, Harry Potter

Follow Ryan

Instagram - ryanmatherly

Twitter - @ryan_matherly

Facebook - Ryan Matherly

Ben Thornton

Worship Leader

Ben and his wife Jessica have been a part of the PVN family & the Student Ministry Team for 5 years.

Favorite Scripture

Romans 12:1 "offer your bodies as a living sacrifice to God, for this is your act of worship."

Something unusual about Ben

"I've dislocated the my right elbow....twice."

Favorite Food

"BBQ, Nothing better than a piece of pork that has been smothered in smoke for 12 hours, then drenched in a vinegar base sauce!!"

Favorite Artist(s)

Daughtry, The ORIGINAL SonicFlood (Jeff Deyo), Rascal Flatts, Anything Passion, Skillet


"Writing / Recording music, Smoking BBQ, Large Home Projects

(limit one per year)"

Follow Ben

  Twitter - @benthornton30

  Facebook - Ben Thornton

David & Misty white  

Tech Team and Small groups

David and Misty have been at PVN for over 25 years.  They work in several parts of the Student Ministry and love to watch students grow closer to the Lord!

Favorite Scripture

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world,[a] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

"I love the book of Romans and this scripture reminds me daily to strive in every decision to be fashioned to the will of God and not mine."

Something unusual about David & Misty

"A lot!. … my dream job is to be a FBI agent or a US Marshall… I really just want to look cool carrying a gun!" - Misty

Favorite Food

"If you say meet me at chick-fil-a I will drop everything and meet you… other than that I love anything grilled and can eat a lot of mac and cheese."

Favorite Artist(s)

"Passion/Hillsong/Crowder/Jesus Culture/Jake Owen/Justin Bieber.. (no really I am kidding).. /JT/Luke Bryan/Zac Brown"


"Working out/ camping/ kayaking/ watching college football/ grilling out with friends and family / shopping with mom."

Follow Misty

Twitter - @mlw1024

Instagram - mistyleewhite

FacebookMisty Whitfield White

Ben and Hannah davis

small group leaders: High School

Hannah began attending PVN Student Ministry in 2010 while she was still in high school.  She joined the Student Ministry Team in 2012.  Ben has been a part of our team for 3 years.

Favorite Scripture

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Something unusual about Hannah and Ben

"I have a sick obsession with anything camo, enjoy line dancing, and I am beyond terrified of getting on a banana boat at the beach. I also love anything related to sharks. SHARK WEEK IS LIFE."

Favorite Food

"Steak, Chicken, Spaghetti, mashed potatoes, FRIED OKRA"

Favorite Artist(s)

"George Strait, Maddie & Tae, Luke Bryan, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Francesca Battistelli,& Matthew West & probably more but nobody has time for that."


"Eating, Swimming, Riding four-wheelers, fishing, grilling out, & just being outside enjoying God’s beautiful nature"

Follow Hannah

Twitter - @hannah_lorine

Instagram - @hannahlorine14

Facebook - Hannah Smith

Kristen Matherly

Small Group Leader: 9th & 10th grade girls

Kristen has been at PVN for 3 years and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2015.

Favorite Scripture

"For from His fullness we have all received grace upon grace."

-John 1:16

Something unusual about Kristen

I have dual citizenship in Canada & the United States.

Favorite Food

Donuts, muffins, Chick Fil A, sweet tea, chicken tenders, BBQ sauce.

Favorite Music Artists

The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rend Collective, Disney Princess Soundtracks.


Doodles, soccer, Netflix, napping, reading, crafting, audiobooks.

Follow Kristen

Instagram - @klnaylor

Twitter - @Kristen_92192  

Sandra baggett

small group leader: middle school girls

Sandra has been a member of PVN since 2013 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2015.

Favorite Scripture

"But Jesus looked at the and said, "with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." - Matthew 19:26

Something unusual about Sandra

I played golf all 4 years in high school and went to state 2 of those 4 years.

Favorite Food

The Big Jack Daddy Burger from Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Artists

Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, and Brett Eldridge


Golf, spending time with my family and friends, and watching movies. And I am OBSESSED with Belk.

Zeb falcitelli

small group leader: middle school boys

Zeb has been a member of PVN for 9 years and is currently attending GA Highlands College.

Favorite Scripture

James 1:25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

Something unusual about Zeb

Zeb's Senior year of High school he literally broke the ankle of the head basketball coach. (Zeb has got the moves).

Favorite Food

"A medium rare steak...Or anything Spicy...Or Chick-Fila."

Favorite Music Artists

NEEDTOBREATHE, The Clean Bandit, Lecrae, Blake Shelton, Anything out of the ole hymn book


Hanging out, Video Games, Kayaking, puns, Anything Star Wars Related.

Follow Zeb

Facebook - Zeb Falcitelli

Twitter - @ZZfalcitelli

Zane Holcomb

small group leader: middle school boys

Zane has been a member of PVN since 2000 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2016.

Favorite Scripture

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Something Unusual About Zane

I enjoy working and building with wood.

Favorite Food

Sweet Tea, Mashed Potatoes, and Steak

Favorite Music Artists

The Fray, Eric Church, David Crowder, Greensky Bluegrass, NF, For King and Country, Allman Brothers, Jimmy Eat World


I am an avid outdoorsman including Fly Fishing, Whitewater and Tour Kayaking, Backpacking, Hunting. Also I spend a large portion of my time with music including playing piano, guitar, and bass. Lastly, I enjoy adventuring and hanging around my friends and spending time with my family.   

Bo & christy bradshaw

Small group leaders:

high school boys (Bo)

Middle school girls (christy)

Bo and Christy have been at PVN since 2010 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2012.

Favorite Scripture

Christy (Gal. 6:9)

Bo (Matt. 6:34)

Something Unusual About Bo & Christy

Christy has to eat Sloppy Joe's and BBQ sandwiches with a fork AND cannot hock a loogie!! Bo has a very unhealthy addiction to Coke and Popcorn-nightly!

Favorite Food

Spaghetti (Christy) Pizza (Bo)

Favorite Music Artists

Casting Crowns (Christy) Third Day (Bo)


Definitely not gardening! Reading and relaxing on the couch.

Follow Bo and Christy

Twitter - @bobradshaw56

Instagram - bcbradshaw

Facebook - Bo Bradshaw

Facebook - Christy Bradshaw