Oct 11, 2019

Bruce Boling comes to Abundant Life as the new Young Men’s Program Coordinator. He holds an Associate Degree from the New Life Community School of Ministry Bible Institute. He also is the pastor of Columbia Baptist Church located in Columbia, Va. He has been a member of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia since […]

Oct 10, 2019

Jonathon “JD” DeLeon joined Abundant Life Ministries in June of 2021 through the Fellows program. Growing up primarily in Lynchburg, Virginia, JD came to Charlottesville to attend UVA and graduated with a degree in Psychology. With his Psychology degree, he chose to focus on Social Justice. After graduating, he knew he wanted to focus on […]

Oct 05, 2018

Tessa M. Thompson is a Charlottesville area native. She holds a B.A in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Virginia Union University and a Master of Divinity from The Interdenominational Theological Seminary. She currently volunteers and works throughout the community in many different capacities. She is an educator, author, and storyteller, community advocate and consultant. Her areas […]

Jul 18, 2018

Symia joined Abundant Life in 2015. Before taking on this role, she was an accountant for a trade association management company that worked with various non-profits. Symia graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in Economics and minor in Sociology. Email Symia

Richard came to Abundant Life in 2007. He works closely with the 5th-12th grade young men and their families and supports the Abundant Life Fellows. When not working, he enjoys playing sports, working with his hands, spending time with his lovely wife and three wonderful kids, chilling with friends and neighbors (in the Prospect neighborhood […]

Rebecca  has been involved since our founding. Before that, she spent a year with New Song Urban Ministries in West Baltimore, assisted a youth center in Charlottesville (Dice St.), and worked in housing rehab. While grateful to hold UVA Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees, she prizes far more her Diploma in Christian Studies from our local […]

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