David currently works at Jordan Lawrence, an Exterro company, as a Client Services Manager. His main role is leading companies through the various services to comply with data privacy regulations. David served on the leadership team for 2 years as an actor, one of which as a captain. During his freshman year of college, he served as BreakDown's first intern. He still volunteers with script development and training the actors. He is also honored to be on the BreakDown Board of Directors. While on the team, David grew considerably in both character and confidence. Through the organization, he fostered a deep passion for the St. Louis community and specifically for developing teens into leaders. BreakDown continues to be one of David's greatest areas of personal leadership development and a constant, uplifting source of community.
Dustin Diebold is the Worship Pastor at Lifepoint Church in O’Fallon Missouri. His main role is to help families learn how to worship Jesus together both inside and outside of Sunday morning through everyday moments and opportunities.
BreakDown was a huge part of how God began to develop Dustin and a man of God. As an OffStage peer mentor for 3 years and a captain for two of those, he learned the value of responsibility, humility, and biblical character. BreakDown pushed Dustin out of his comfort zone and gave him opportunities to present the Gospel for the first time. God developed his passion for community and worship through his few years on the team and he still lean on some of the lessons learned in that short time.
Dustin says that God is still shaping him into a man after his heart, but he is so thankful he uses BreakDown STL as a foundation in the beginning years of his walk.
KATIE LYNN SMITH
Katie Lynn is a second grade teacher at a Christian classical school in Winter Park, Florida. It is her fourth year of teaching and second year as a lead teacher. Over the years, she has moved from St. Louis to Georgia (to receive her B.A. in Elementary Education) then to Orlando, where she now resides. She loves to travel and experience different cultures, go on adventures, and share the love of Christ.
Katie Lynn joined BreakDown her junior year of high school as the stage manager. She has always had a desire to serve and wanted to make an impact in her community. Through her time at BreakDown, she formed lifelong friendships and learned about the importance of walking in purity and living a life of integrity. She will never forget her time on BreakDown St. Louis!
Exceeding expectations in character and service
On a continuous growth path to becoming highest self
Devoted servant leader grounded in truth and integrity
Resolved to live and lead others in a counter-cultural life
Colton is a United States Marine, currently forward deployed in Okinawa, Japan. He’s in the middle of a workup conducting multiple training exercises, and going through courses to be an asset for his team. He is a Recon Marine preparing for a 12 month deployment.
Colton joined BreakDown his senior year of high school as an actor. Always wanting to be of service and help others, BreakDown gave him the opportunity to help his community. The selfless servant leadership Colton witnessed on BreakDown inspired him to better himself. This helped develop him as a leader in today’s Military. The team set the bar for integrity, courage, and commitment in his life.
MARY JOY UEBELEIN
Mary Joy joined BreakDown her junior year of high school as a peer mentor. After two active years on the team, followed by her first year as an active alumni, MJ became the Community Relations intern for BreakDown STL. BreakDown has ultimately taught Mary Joy what love looks like in its purest form, and the importance of passion. She is excited to carry that on in her life through school and her involvement as a BreakDown intern.