The Team

There are many people involved in order to make the vision of what we’re doing become a reality. On this page, we’ve listed the current team traveling from the United States on December 25, 2011 to January 10, 2012.

Vita Nova Mission Team:


Amanda Hoyt is a graduate of UMass Amherst where she studied History and is a resident of Amherst. She works as a technician at E-Ink Corporation in Hadley and is an active member of the Vita Nova community.


Beth Thomas lives in New York City and works in the administrative side of the entertainment industry. She keeps herself busy with Young Life, playing piano on the Gallery Worship Team, and most recently, gymnastics!


Jeremy Kappenman is a senior at UMASS Amherst studying Environmental Design. He lives in Granby, MA and is a single father and an active member of the Vita Nova worship teams.


Tommy Moore is an IT Professional working in Springfield, MA at Western New England University, College of Pharmacy. He lives in Amherst, MA and is a Gospel Community leader for other members of Vita Nova Church.

Past Team Members:

Kristen Powers
Virginia Zenchenko
Dave Bourgeois
Angie Kantner
Luke Showalter