Journey Staff Team

The staff team here at Journey is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for this church and this community. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • JOe Henson

    Lead Pastor 
    pastorjoe@journeyassembly.org


    Pastor Joe was radically transformed by Jesus at the age of 15.  He and his wife, Tonya, arrived at Journey in Nov. of 2017.  He is passionate about changed lives, living a fully alive kind of life, and doing things with excellence.   He's pretty sure he's got the best job in the world.  He also loves Pepsi Max and making people laugh.



  • Tonya Henson

    administrative Pastor

    info@journeyassembly.org

    Pastor Tonya loves to serve Journey through planning and organizing events and generally helping wherever she is needed.  It's her joy to serve alongside her husband, Joe.  She is passionate about changed lives, living authentically, being a giver of grace and mercy.  Her favorite place in the world is the beach.  Score 1 for Florida.

  • Valery dierdorf

    Worship Pastor

    Pastor Val has been serving Journey Church for going on 4 years.  Some of Val's favorite things are water, music and her grandkids.  If Val has any free time, she loves to go bowling, golfing, fishing or watch a good sports game!



  • Josh Blankenhorn

    Youth Pastor

    Pastor Josh has been a part of Journey for 2 years.  He loves music arts and seeing young people go hard after God.  One of Pastor Josh's many talents include being able to complete a Rubix cube puzzle in less than 2 minutes!  Don't believe it?  Bring one to church next week and let's see if he's telling us the truth. 



  • Scott Dierdorf

    Children's Pastor

    Pastor Scott has been at Journey since 2011 and is passionate about kids understanding who they are in Christ.  He once broke his arm in a game of tug of war, facing off against 10 girls.  Yeah...he lost. You want to get on his good side?  Just invite him to a Marvel movie. And maybe some Sweet Berries frozen custard afterward.

Ministry Teams

In addition to this staff team, we have many talented ministry leaders who serve within Journey.  We are led by a board of deacons who serve in many capacities along with volunteer pastors and teachers.  Every team member, whether staff, pastors, board, or volunteers, are vitally important to the mission of the church.  If you cannot find the person you are looking for on this list, please contact us at info@journeyassembly.org and we can help connect you with the right person.