Matron of Honor
Jen and Amy have been best friends for over 15 years! They met when Amy first became the Director of Elementary BT KIDS, as Jen was already one of the ministry coordinators. Amy was a bridesmaid in Jen's wedding years ago, and is now proud godmommy to Jen and her husband Mark's two youngest children! Jen and Amy have gone through pretty much every type of life event together (including multiple Summer Fun Weeks) and each knows that the other will be their bestie for life. Also, Jen is a diehard New York Giants fan while Amy has always been full-on for the Dallas Cowboys... so the fact that they've remained best of friends all these years is proof that God can do anything ;-).
Brandon and Christian first met when Brandon was in the womb, as he is Christian's younger brother. Christian is godfather to Brandon and his wife Mariah's first son, Enzo, and now Brandon will be standing by Chris's side on his wedding day as his best man.
Maid of Honor
Imani and Amy met back in 2013 when Imani first joined BT KIDS. Their friendship grew over the years until they became inseparable - and then became roommates last year! Imani and Amy share a love for worship and are part of the BTKE Worship team, and the two also co-led and co-choreographed BTKE Dance from 2018-2020. Aside from Chris, Imani has always been Amy's biggest cheerleader and supporter. She has a heart of gold and is the perfect person to be maid-of-honor in Amy's upcoming wedding!
Christian and Chez first met at the Brooklyn Tabernacle during Chez's early days playing for the BT KIDS ministry. The two became good friends and are equally comfortable talking about music, boxing, current events or whatever the topic of the day happens to be. Chez is also the only person who can get Christian to eat vegan food.
Nana and Amy go way back - all the way back to New York University! The two met in college when they both were part of the All-University Gospel Choir (AUGC). They later became roommates for many years and have more stories, insiders and memories than anyone would care to hear about. Although Nana moved away to go to nursing school, the two remained friends throughout the years and there was no way Amy was getting married without Nana being a part of it!
Christian also first met Ray at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, where Ray currently serves as the front-of-house sound engineer. Chris and Ray have been good friends and have worked and traveled together for many years on various retreats and singers trips. The only reason why Ray won't be Chris's main sound guy for the wedding is because he'll be walking with him down the aisle as part of the wedding party.
Amy and Judy have known each other since Judy was a teenager! Amy was good friends with Judy's sister, and then became close friends with Judy over the years as well. Judy sang and ministered with BT KIDS and she and Amy have worked together, traveled together, prayed together, cried together, laughed A LOT together, and shared so many life moments together. Although there was a long season where they didn't get to see each other at all, their bond of friendship never wavered or changed. Amy got to help orchestrate the events of Judy's own proposal several years ago... and now Amy is honored to have Judy be a part of her own special day.
Dimitri and Christian are cousins and lived together for much of Christian's teenage years. Dimitri and Chris are both currently serving as main sanctuary musicians at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Chris on bass and Dimitri on guitar. They somehow always end up as roommates on singers trips.
Hanny grew up in the BT KIDS ministry and she and Amy began to form a friendship when she was a teenager and served as a Jr Volunteer. That friendship deepened as Amy began to mentor Hanny, but their relationship goes beyond that of mentor and mentee. Hanny has been an incredible friend and support to Amy, both in ministry and in life, and the two share a special bond. Amy is so happy to have Hannielle as one of her bridesmaids who will be standing with her on her special day!
Dixon is also Christian's cousin and Dimitri's brother. Christian and Dixon can talk theology all day, but also share a love of anime and video games. Dixon is currently in school studying film scoring.
Sami and Amy also met through the BT KIDS ministry! Sami has served for many years as a volunteer and a leader, and the two began joking many years ago that Amy was Samiyah's "youth leader" (even though Sami was a youth leader herself). This has stuck over the years, as Amy still calls Sami "MY YOUTH!" Samiyah has been a wonderful friend and ministry partner, and Amy is so happy that she will be standing with her on her special day!
Derrence is Dixon and Dimitri's brother and Christian's cousin. Christian and Derrence share a love of motorcycles and have had many adventures together over the years. Derrence is a member of the United States Marine Corps.
Cheyenne and Amy also met through BT KIDS, as Cheyenne is a leader in the ministry. Amy quickly recognized that Cheyenne could pretty much do anything, and since then she's been doing a little bit of everything in helping BT KIDS (and life) run smoothly! From worship dance to stage managing to running ProPresenter to captaining our Special Forces Unit to running Special Ops on retreats to helping Christian pass his motorcycle test... Cheyenne has truly done it all! Amy is truly grateful to call Cheyenne a friend, and knows that if anything happens to swerve left on wedding day, Cheyenne will be able to figure out a solution! ;-) She has been an amazing blessing and Amy is so happy to have her as part of her special day.
Jepthe "Jazz" Guillaume
Jazz is Christian's oldest cousins who resides in the Bay Area of California. Jazz is an actor and a creative, and he is the father of an amazing baby boy named Psalm.
Corey first met Amy when he was serving with the 5-6 year old BT KIDS age group but kept sneaking downstairs to be a part of Elementary's "30 Second Birthday Parties." Corey has been one of Amy's "little brothers" for many years now and is part of the family. They have supported each other in life and ministry, and shared many adventures together especially on basketball courts. It is an HONOR for Amy and Chris to have Corey as a Brother in their wedding party!
Aaron and Amy met through BT KIDS when Aaron came into the ministry as a guitar player several years ago. They became fast friends and Aaron quickly joined the ranks of "little brother" after they both got concussions together at Six Flags. Aaron has become a major up-front presence during BT KIDS services and has been an amazing friend and supporter both on and off the stage. Amy and Chris are happy to have Aaron as a Brother in their wedding party!
Kimbo and Amy have been friends for over 15 years! They first met in BT's young adult ministry but have done most of their serving together in BT KIDS. Kimbo is probably the most "little brother"-ish of all of the little brothers... in that he drives Amy crazy 95% of the time, but he is an amazing friend and has always come through for Amy when she is in need (and vice versa). Despite the fact that he can no longer ride shotgun in Amy's car, Amy loves Kimbo and she and Chris are very happy to have him as a Brother in their wedding party!
Jimmel and Amy also go way back to very early on in Amy's BT KIDS history! Jimmel has pretty much done everything within BTK - he's been a drummer, sound technician, lesson actor, lighting person, makeshift stage manager and probably other things. His most important role has been bringing Amy granola bars whenever anything goes wrong. Jimmel has been an incredible friend and ministry partner over many years, and Amy and Chris are happy to have him as a Brother in their wedding party!