Founder & President
Jenna founded BreakDown STL in 2006, recognizing the call on her life to make a positive impact on the current youth culture. Jenna has 25+ years of experience in working with teens as a high school coach, youth leader, and mentor. Her experience as a professional dancer gave her the opportunity to work on several professional sets, which gave her the artistic background needed to make BreakDown STL a multimedia success.
Jenna is thrilled to combine her gifts, life experiences, and enthusiasm for youth to continue growing BreakDown STL. Her passion is to inspire, grow and encourage young people to strive for excellence as they pursue their goals and to share TRUTH with young people so they are equipped to make healthy life choices that shape their character, integrity and self worth. Jenna is happy to do life with her husband, Terry ("Papa T"), and two children, Johnny and Reagan.
Student Development Manager
Ben served on the drama team his senior year of high school and on the peer mentor team his junior year of college. BreakDown St. Louis has played a major role in his love for student ministry. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Christian Ministry Studies, and spending four years as a Youth Pastor, Ben made the transition to full time staff with BreakDown as of 2022.
Ben is very passionate about student mentorship. He and his wife Meagan, both as BreakDown Alumni, have been active within the organization before he joined the staff. They have two kids, Arbor and Orion. Ben’s favorite activities are playing all types of games! Board games, Card games, Video Games, or Dungeons and Dragons; any way to play games with others excites his heart.