Our Team

Susan Kines

Susan Kines – Copy Editor

Susan Regan Kines began her career as a copywriter in Charlotte, NC after graduating from UNCC. She and her husband Jim moved to the South Carolina coast and later to the Upstate, where they raised their three children. After working several years as a television writer/producer, Susan launched Creative Communications, Inc., a Greenville, SC based marketing company that continues to serve retail, consumer, political and issue clients. Over the years, Susan has won local, regional and national awards for creative excellence.

Susan has also served as a board member for local, regional and national organizations including The Better Business Bureau and The Advertising Federation of America, which recognized her with the AAF Silver Medal Award for lifetime achievement. Susan continues to work both professionally and as a volunteer with local, regional and national ministries that seek to impact our world for Christ, believing that our hope both for this world and eternity is in His Truth alone.

Lucas Brown

Lucas Brown – Media

My passion for photography became my profession in 2004 when I established Lucas Brown Photography. In 2006 I expanded the business and changed the name to KICKSTAND STUDIO. The business has grown over the years and I’m thankful for the couples, businesses, and families who have invested in KICKSTAND and helped to make it what it is today.



Rick Pope

Rick Pope – Webmaster

Rick leads all creative initiatives at BrainStorm Web Group, a Charlotte, NC based boutique web design company. BrainStorm Web Group specializes in designing and developing web sites, landing pages, e-mail marketing, e-commerce sites, SEO and corporate branding. Rick ensures that our clients’ brand and business goals are successfully translated into digital creative.



Leslie Pekrul

Leslie Pekrul – Copy Editor

Leslie started out her teaching career in South Korea. Her time there inspired her to be involved in missions in a support role which took her to various countries. After sixteen years of serving in various positions related to education, including curriculum consulting for home school families, God sent her in a new direction. She spent four years working in budget and grants at the county and state level. During that time God brought her the man of her dreams and later gave them a beautiful daughter. She is currently a stay-at-home mom living in Raleigh, NC. She desires to see herself and others standing on the word of God as they journey through life.