Staff at ABI
Dr. Jason A Pfoutz, DD
Jason "Jay" Pfoutz is the President and Chairperson of Arise Beyond International, and Lead Pastor (or Dance Pastor) of Arise Beyond Center of Dance (Worship Church).
Jason has been married for 4 1/2 years to Kelsey. The two of them have developed several methods for ministering and have done practical ministry for the past few years. They have also developed several dance methods together. They enjoy dancing overall, especially singing and worshipping in dance. They also enjoy reading and time with friends and family. Jason prefers to be called Dr. Jay or just D.J.
Jason is from Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Greenville, Troy, and then Piqua. He currently holds an earned Doctorate of Divinity from Shalom Bible College and Seminary.
His calling originated back when he was 12 years old, where he was sitting in church and the Lord spoke to him telling him he is going to be a pastor. Ever since, he's been training and maturing in the skills God has graced him with. Overall, he has spent his life devoted to God and plans on continuing to do so and helping others.
Kelsey is the Vice President of Arise Beyond International and the Assistant Pastor (and Lead Singer) of Arise Beyond Center of Dance (Worship Church).
She specializes in the areas of children's ministry and worship ministry. She has been trained in the areas of early childhood education and sign language from the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School (now known as Upper Valley Career Center).