Meet Our Team
Rush and Jennifer Middleton
Rush and Jennifer both grew up in the Richmond area. They were moved after their second international adoption to begin a ministry at West End Assembly of God that would educate and encourage the church to become more directly involved in the lives of kids from hard places and support adoptive and foster families. They are passionate about serving the foster and adoptive community within their church and RVA. They live in Mechanicsville with their five children, Jonah, Reagan, Rylie, Judah and Jackson.
Dr. Dave DeMasters
Dave is a native Richmonder who hails from Texas. Dr. Dave serves at West End Assmbley of God as the Family Life Pastor and provides direct ministry leadership in Marriage & Parenting, Congregational Care, and Counseling. Dave holds a D.Min/Counseling and MDiv degree, as well as a Masters in both Leadership and Psychology. Dave is married to Amy and they have two adult children, Josh and Chelsea.
Jamal & Maria Jones
Jamal and Maria both grew up in Richmond and felt called to become foster parents several years into their marriage. They later adopted their son through the foster system and recently welcomed a baby girl. After seeing first-hand the impact of developmental trauma, they are passionate about educating families, professionals, and volunteers on trauma-informed care.
Samira was born and raised in Virginia. Serving as the Foster Parent Trainer for HopeTree Family Services, she has embraced God’s call on her life to equip those who desire to meet the needs of foster children. In leisure, she enjoys running, baking, trips to the beach, and volunteering in various ways at her church. She is the wife of Kevin
and has three fun-loving children Noah, Lydia and Luke.
Sharon has always had a passion for working with children and is a public school teacher in Henrico County. She has seen how transformative mentor relationships can be in a child’s life and desires to share that vision with others. Sharon volunteers at WEAG as a high school youth leader and in Kids’ Church. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her nieces and nephews!
Mac is a long time Richmonder, and, because of those who invested in him when he was a teenager, he has served as a small group leader with high schoolers for the last 8 years at WEAG. After a missions trip to Romania, he felt a strong pull that God was calling him do more as it relates to vulnerable and at-risk children. In his spare time he enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends, and watching sports.
Jaime grew up in a home that was and is heavily involved in foster care. As a teen, her family hosted over 60 children who were either in need of an immediate home or a respite for the weekend. Almost 20 years later, her parents continue to host young women who have aged out of the foster care system. They along with several other of the children they hosted are still a huge part of their lives and family today. Out of these experiences, she developed a passion for these kids, as they find themselves in situations and environments well outside of their control.
Forest & Hannah Ameling
Forrest and Hannah are new Richmond transplants who met and married at their alma mater, CNU. They are both passionate about orphan/vulnerable children care, adoption, and advocacy. Hannah grew up in a home where adoption made a significant impact in her life, as her family welcomed two little girls home when she was a teenager. After getting married Forrest and Hannah spent a year in China where they served in a foster care home for children with special needs. They live near downtown Richmond with their son Finley, and love spending time exploring new places, near and far!
Phillip & Kate Price
Phillip and Kate have lived in the Richmond area for eleven years and have been part of the foster care system for the last two years. Phillip knows first-hand what adoption looks like. He was adopted at birth into an awesome family who loved God and taught him the importance of making an impact in the lives of others. He and Kate with their son, Will, now strive to provide that same stability and love to children in the foster care system while also supporting others within the foster/adoption community.
Prayer Support Team
Bill & Kim Lewis
Jerold & Alison Solomon