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Support Staff

Jillian Suppenbach

Position: Administrative Assistant

Jillian is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and recently moved to NOVA with her family. Jillian made a decision for Christ at the age of 9 while at summer camp and has been growing in her faith ever since. Throughout high school and college, Jillian was involved in and served as a leader for youth Bible studies, weekends, and camps. She has also been a part of several missions teams, both national and international, and would love for God to open the door to more missions opportunities in the future.

Jillian graduated from Park University in 2010 with a B.A. in English Literature and worked as a legal assistant in both family and creditor’s rights law for several years. Jillian has been married to her high school sweetheart, Matt, for 8 years and the couple have two sweet, energetic little boys, to whom Jillian is a stay-at-home-mom. Her eldest son has recently become involved with soccer, and Jillian is looking forward to cheering on her boys in whatever sports and activities they pursue in the future. Jillian is excited to be working for and with FCA to further the message of Christ in the schools and community of NOVA and beyond.

Darlene Bates

Position: Administrative Assistant - Events

Darlene is a native Southern Californian and moved to NOVA in 1996 after living abroad as a missionary in Indonesia. She served alongside her husband, Rich, as a dorm parent and teacher. They have been married since 1982 and have 3 athletic sons: Jason, Cory, and Kyle. Darlene has thoroughly enjoyed supporting their sons' athletic endeavors at various levels in soccer, baseball, football and basketball. She enjoys traveling and spending time with their five grandchildren. Darlene's active lifestyle includes activities like boxing, biking, water sports, and roller derby.

Darlene has extensive experience as an executive admin and event planner with Fortune 500 companies. As our Events Administrator, her focus will be on flawless execution of our annual events. Darlene has supported FCA in a variety ways for many years before joining our staff in April 2017. Her desire is to increase exposure to FCA's fantastic work, along with growing a committed base of FCA supporters for generations to come.