One of our core values is decentralized leadership. This means that we want to have as many leaders at the table making the day to day decisions for their ministries as possible. We have an amazing team of coordinators to lead team leaders who lead team members.

  • Walt Davis

    Elder  Teaching Team

    Walt and April married in 2003. Walt served as a student minister for ten years in a Lynchburg, VA church before moving to Crozet. April is a nurse at Martha Jefferson, and they have three beautiful children: Gwyn, Drake, and Reeslyn. Having lost three babies in three years to miscarriages, God has given them three children in three years! Walt and April moved to Crozet to be a part of this amazing community and to spread the fame of God! Walt has a desire to invest in folks who are thinking about becoming church planters. Walt played football at Liberty University graduating in 2002 and from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2006 with both a Masters of Arts in Religion and a Masters of Divinity.  However, Walt has learned so much more about the depth of God's love, grace, and mercy over the last several years than he did in all his schooling! God's love is beyond imagination. Walt and his family live in the Highlands Neighborhood.


  • Jim Erskin

    Elder, Teaching Team, and Community group coordinator

    Jim and his wife, Patsy, live in Nellysford. Jim joined the leadership team of LJC in September of 2014. Jim's number one passion is to help people see the reality of the finished work of Jesus.

    As the community group coordinator, Jim oversees the day to day operations of our community groups. His number one desire is for our group leaders to come to see the beauty of what Jesus has done. As our group leaders see the finished work of Jesus better and better, our church will see it better and better.

  • Ricky Cain

    Teaching Team and Support Team Coordinator

    Rick and his wife, Donna, live in Waynesboro and have been a part of LJC since Spring of 2013. Ricky and Jim Erskin's friendship dates back nearly twenty-five years ago to when they lived in Louisiana. For different reasons, both their families ended up in Central Virginia and now, at LJC they join Walt in leading the Sunday morning teaching of Jesus and His completed work. Donna is a gifted musician and leads music at Hillsboro Baptist Church in Crozet.

    As the support team coordinator, Ricky oversees the day to day operations of our support team.The support team exists so the other teams can operate. The support team includes trailer haulers, set up team & tear down team.

  • Craig Kompelien

    Music Leader

    Craig is a high school math teacher, but music has always been his passion.  For as long as he can remember, he has studied music on a variety of instruments, including piano, drums, and guitar.  While earning his math degree at Liberty University, Craig also studied trumpet and earned many collegiate awards for his performances.  Craig has always enjoyed church music, but as he grew into adulthood he began to realize the wonderful power of true and meaningful worship.  Craig loves to take the talents he has been given and put them to use bringing honor and glory to Almighty God. He believes that worship should never be about pleasing man or popular opinion, but should only be about praising and glorifying the Lord.  He is so excited to be a part of Life Journey Church and cannot wait to see the wonderful things that God has in store for its future.  Craig and his wife, Jessica, live in Crozet and are proud parents of their first child, Graham!

  • Alvina Conti

    JourneyKids COordinator

    Alvina joined our team in Aug 2015. She brings years of child development and team leadership to our JourneyKids team. We are blessed to have her! She's married to Eugene Conti and has two sons.