Our Team

MATTHEW SKIFSTAD

LEAD PASTOR

Matthew Skifstad has served at Victory Life since 2006.  In his role as Senior Pastor he is tasked with Preaching and Teaching, Pastoral Care, Staff Administration and serves as both an Elder and Trustee.  He is a graduate in Bible and Theology from Lee University and holds a Masters Degree from Ashland Seminary.  He is husband to Gina and father to Sienna, Natalie, Cameron, Landon and Nathan.  When he’s not pastoring, he enjoys the Browns, Guardians and Cavaliers, hiking at the Metroparks and sneaking in some video game time.

PastorMatt@vlchurch.com

PETER KNOTTS

YOUTH & ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Peter Knotts serves as the Youth and Associate Pastor for Victory Life Church. He has a wealth of experience working with kids in grades K-12 in both academic and church environments. At Victory Life he leads the Youth Group and participates in other pastoral roles as needed. Peter has a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Eastern University and a Master of Arts degree from Denver Seminary. He is married to Katrina and has a son, Søren. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, board games, video games, and reading fantasy novels. 

pastorpeter@vlchurch.com

ANDREW SKIFSTAD

WORSHIP DIRECTOR

AJ Skifstad is a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelors degree in Music Education. It is his strongest passion that all who come to worship may enter the Lord’s throne room and be exposed to his Glory and Majesty. Aside from ministering at Victory Life, AJ also is a music teacher at Herberich Primary School in Copley-Fairlawn OH. He enjoys hanging out with his wife, Rachel,  and their four kids. His favorite past times include: reading, biking, bonfires, board games, piano, Sci-fi/Fantasy flicks and anything food related. 

AJ@vlchurch.com

JODI KEASLER

CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR

Jodi Keasler is the children’s director at Victory Life Church. She holds a BA in Biology and an MA in Education. More importantly, she holds the belief that learning about God as a family is the best thing ever! She desires to equip each VLC family to grow together in God’s word and truths.  She loves using engaging teaching methods and challenges to help VLC kids learn more about God.  Jodi enjoys farming, anything outdoors, and new adventures with her husband Jon and three boys. 

pastorjodi@vlchurch.com

STEPHANIE FULFORD

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Stephanie Fulford joined the staff at VLC in 2019 from a background in teaching.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University, located in her hometown of Huntington, West Virginia.  Stephanie holds the role of our church administrator.

Stephanie moved to Ohio from Missouri with her husband, Rob, and daughter, Brooklyn.  Family is very important to her, so they often travel home to West Virginia.  In addition to West Viriginia, Stephanie and her family have traveled to more than half of the US states as well as a few foreign countries, mostly for the love of basketball.

churchadmin@vlchurch.com