Meet Our Staff

Patty Hutchins

Children's

Director

Hi, I'm Patty Hutchins - your IGNITE coordinator! I'll be overseeing everything from page-to-stage. Ensuring your child's safety, encouraging their gifts and passions, and everything in-between. I've been in childcare for 20+ years, I'm a contributor to Lamplight Theatre, and a current resident to our wonderful community - Kingsport, TN. And as such, my hope is that we can all come together. Unified arm in arm, sharing the love of Christ. We will dance, we will sing, we will praise His wonderful name - and we will uplift your children with every step they take! They are the next generation. And we want to ensure they have all the tools available to them - to give them a head-start.

Jonathan Ross

Program Director/ Music & Dance

I'm Jonathan Ross - IGNITE'S Director and dance/music coach. I've been dancing and singing with 'For His Glory' for 12+ years. And through that - I've traveled and performed all over! With these talents the Lord gave me and your child, I hope to encourage others with their unique gifts and interests. Some of mine include music, traveling, and watching sports. I can't wait to learn more about your student - and see them transform into the amazing men and women they'll become.

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Kristen

Hutchins

Theatre & 

Art

My name is Kristen Hutchins, and I'm your child's art teacher and assistant director. I'm so excited to begin this amazing journey with your family! The Lord gifted us all with talents and abilities that are just waiting to be expressed. We at IGNITE want to give our youth the chance to explore and create - to use those gifts to the fullest. My passion is to build your child up. We are the Lord's masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10) and like Christ, we want to prepare your student for their future. Creativity is essential, and my goal is to give them that expression.

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Abigail Reese

Dance

I’m twenty-one years old I’ve danced since I was five years old with a dance group called For His Glory for 16 years. While apart of For His Glory dance team I have danced at numerous churches and events in the Tri-Cities and in other cities along the east coast. I have taken classes with professional dancers based in LA via online as a way of making sure I am constantly bettering my skill. I have become advanced in hip-hip and intermediate in contemporary. I can also teach beginner ballet skill and conditioning. I am able to train in flexibility, and train to condition for a specific skill set (ex. animation conditioning, beginner tutting conditioning, ballet turns and jumps conditioning, floor work etc.)