John Roth is the missional pastor of Thrive. He’s the husband of Lisa Roth since 1996. They are blessed with two wonderful children, Justin and Emma. John has been a follower of Jesus since childhood and a pastor since 1987.He has led various ministries in the states of Alabama, California and Florida as well as campus ministries at LSU and UF. He received his doctorate in ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary of Lexington, KY in 2012. John and Lisa love cooking, enjoy reading, exercising and being a family.
Phil Klopke oversees the campus ministry for Thrive at Florida Gulf Coast University. Phil is married to his wife Kyrie. The two met in Colorado working for a Christian non-for-profit called Group Mission Trips, and they have been serving side-by-side ever since. Phil graduated from Concordia Chicago in 2010 and studied at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis. Phil and Kyrie had mentors during their college experience, which created a dream to do college church planting.
Technical Arts Intern
Wyatt is in charge of everything technical. He hails from Tampa, a short 2 hour drive from Fort Myers. He is studying Software Engineering at FGCU, with plans to work and travel for a few years after graduating. Wyatt has been a volunteer for Thrive ever since our first official gathering back in August of 2014. His passion is Audio Engineering, where he volunteers much of his time here. He also enjoys spending time with friends or playing against other colleges on the Paintball Team.