Happy Father's Day

Something evident in all of our interns is the impact their fathers have made in their lives and their walks with the Lord. We are excited and proud to celebrate all of the great fathers of this year's Journey team! Take a look! A personal message has been written for each father represented in this team. Enjoy!


JOSHUA BRIDWELL | Dad! I’m thinking alot about you the past couple of days! Happy father’s day! I wish I could be there with you! Get better fast and I love you! Josh.

KADIE HAASE | HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DADDY!!  I’m thankful for you, and the constant energy and joy you bring to my life! I’ve thought about you and Pop a lot today! Love and miss you to the moon and back. Kadie.

MORGAN DIXON | Louie! I am so thankful for you and how great of a father you have been to me throughout my life.  I can’t explain how much of an impact you’ve had on my life and how I can’t begin to imagine life without you! I love you so much and miss you!! Morgan.

RACHEL ELLER | Happy Father’s Day, Daddy. Thank you for being an earthly example of a loving father. I’m a lucky girl to have the privilege of knowing your love, wisdom, guidance in my life. Love you to the moon and back! (P.S. GO Braves!) Rach

BEN PERTL | Happy Dad Day to the best guy in Southern Illinois. I’m so thankful to be your son. Hope all is well back home and I’ll see you all soon! Love your son, Ben.

ERIKA LOVINGOOD | Pops! I miss you so much. I thank God everyday for blessing me with such a wonderful  Godly man in my life to be an example and a leader. I can’t wait to have daddy/daughter time together! I love you, Shmer.

LINDSEY RAE ATKINS | Hey Daddy, I just wanted to say happy Father’s Day, I hope you are having a wonderful day and know that I love you so very much, thank you for all the ways you’ve provided for our family, I am incredibly grateful! Give Buster a kiss for me! Love you! Lindsey Rae.

JAKEB STUNTZ | To my running partner and the man who taught me what good music is... as well as being a near perfect model of our Father in Heaven... I miss you a lot dad. Enjoy your day cause you deserve it! Hebrews 12:1. Jakeb.

BRANDIE BANNER | Happy Dad’s day to the best guy I know! I miss you so much - you are truly one of my best friends in the world. Please know you are being prayed for today all the way in Africa! Give Brett and Bry my love too. Brandie.

WILL RUDISILL | Daddy, I wanted to let you know how much I love you!!  Thanks for always being there for me.  Looking forward to spending time with you soon.  Happy Father’s Day!!

WILL TUMLIN | Hey Dad! I hope you have an awesome Father’s Day! Just know that I love and miss you so bad. I hope you are enjoying your book and I can’t wait to hit up Big Daddy’s when I get back ha! Will T.

BRANTLEY BELL | Hey Dad! Just want you to know that I could not have gotten a better Dad placed in my life. I hope I am half the Dad that you are one day. I Love You, Happy Fathers Day! Brantley.

ALYSON HAULSEE | Yeaux Dadieaux! Happy Father’s Day! Hope you’re having a great day so far. Hate that I’m missing out on your big day! Wish I could be on the cooooast having a few laaaaughs. Good news though, I learned how to make coffee here so next year I can make you some coffee!! YEAH! Okay, lurve ya lots. Your new car is in the mail. K bye. -Alyson

JEN MESSER | Hey Dad, I hope that you are having a great Father’s Day and that you all get to go to the Viking. I want you to know that I have been blessed by the words that you wrote to me and that I miss you lots.  Love you.  Jen

BLAKE MCFADDEN | Hey Dad, I really wish that I could be with you for Father’s day. I am so thankful that God has blessed me with YOU as my dad!!!! I love you so much! –Blake

ABI THOMPSON | Hey dad, happy father’s day. Hope it’s a good one! – Abi

LUKE CUMMINGS | Hey dad! I hope you are having an awesome Father’s day. I miss you a ton and wish I could be there to celebrate you. Praying for you and the rest of the family every day. Love you! -Luke

KAYLYNN CRITES | Dad, You mean SO much to me and I wish that I could be with you on Father’s day. I miss you! I’ll see you soon. Y’all don’t have too much fun in California without me! ;) Love you Dad (and mom and brice!) – Kaylynn

EMILY GRACE BENNETT | Daddy! Thank you for taking the command of the Bible so seriously to “train up a child in the way [s]he should go,” and constantly living your life as a living sacrifice, as an example to me of what that looks like. I love you so, so much!! Happy Father’s Day!  -EG3

ASHLEIGH FAGGARD | Hey Dad! I love you so so much and I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day!:) I wrote you a card, read it (mom has it). Love you and miss you tons! Love Ash!:)

ZACH GENRE | Hey Dad! I hope you are having an awesome day! I hope the fishing is great while I’m not there, but just get ready to be out-fished when I get back! Thank you so much for being such a great example as our family leader and what a man of God is supposed to be. I love you. -Zach

SAMUEL GREEN | Hey Dad, I really hope that today has been a good Father’s Day! Although I wasn’t there to get you something for Father’s Day, there was this Darth Vader bobblehead at Barnes and Noble that said “Galaxy’s Best Dad”, you should know I would have definitely gotten it for you because it is true and I know you would have enjoyed it. Being here has made me appreciate all of the wisdom that you have shown me over the years and how much you have taught me. I miss you and I love you, Dad. -Samuel