Take a minute to read our biographies and get to know us a little better. Send us an email if you have any questions, want more information, or just want to send us an encouraging note. We would also greatly appreciate your prayers for us and any type of support.
Kristopher Keating - Director
Kristopher Keating began his ministry career in 1996 when, following a short-term mission trip, he moved to Chihuahua, Mexico to work for a non-denominational Christian church and school. While living and working in Mexico, Kristopher met and married his wife Gloria. In 1999, The Keatings relocated to Kristopher’s hometown of Bristol, CT. In 2000, they founded Hillside Missions Organization; the international ministry of Hillside Community Church. In June of 2009, with the support of Hillside Community Church, Hillside Missions Organization relocated its headquarters to Richmond, VA and became its own entity in order to pursue broader collaboration with international and multicultural outreach organizations. As the Director of Hillside Missions, Kristopher supervises the training, sending, pastoral care and administration of sustainable aid and missions work in a number of countries Kristopher still personally leads many short-term group trips to unreached people groups areas around the world. Kristopher has degrees in Organizational Leadership, Counseling and Interactive Communication. He also completed accredited ministerial training. He currently lives in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia with his wife Gloria, his ten-year-old daughter Ana and his six-year-old son Max.
Susannah Boyed – Communications Manager
Susannah Boyed is the Communications Director. She’s been with Hillside Missions for 5 and a half years. She began as an intern in 2005 and has since traveled to China, Mexico, Lebanon, Haiti, and India. Her responsibilities in the office include facilitating the School of Missions Mobilization in Mexico and coordinating short term trips. Some of the highlights of her work with Hillside include: learning Spanish, telling gospel stories in rural villages, and teaching art to Haitian students. Susannah also teaches piano and works at a gym in Shockoe bottom. She is an excellent towel-folder. Susannah is currently working on getting her degree and also likes to wander around art museums, blog about fashion, and try different kinds of Asian food.
Josh Conrad – Director of Church Relations
and Stacey Conrad
Josh was born and raised in Bristol, CT, the home of ESPN and the Clock and Watch Museum. He has toured only one of them. Josh’s wife is Stacey, who is from Colorado and completed her Internship with Hillside in June 2007. Together, they form the Church Relations and Accounting wing of Hillside Missions: Josh does the talking, and Stacey does the counting. Josh is an avid sports fan, following the Yankees, Jets and UConn as if he were paid to do so. Stacey loves the beach, Instagram, and her dog Izze. Josh loves movies, and quotes them often, and given the chance, will always ask for seconds. Stacey is a big fan of ice, yet never finishes any of her beverages. Josh’s wears a size 10 shoe, and has done work as a play-by-play commentator for college soccer and basketball games. Stacey’s middle name is Nicole and she makes the best cornbread you will ever eat.
Jessica Stepensky - Social Media Coordinator
After completing the Hillside internship in 2010, Jessica traveled to Cambodia where she had the opportunity to eat a lot of mangos, practice Khmer through gospel storytelling, and nurse an orphaned street baby back to health. She has also traveled to Mexico and Turkey with Hillside. Some of Jessica’s roles at Hillside include: tweeting, facebooking, instagramming, blogging, graphic design, and occasionally making cutout paperdolls. In her free time, you can find her geeking it up over a bowl of cinnamon “Life” and an episode of “This American Life.”
Joseph (Trey) Warriner – Short Term Trip Coordinator
Trey is the third Joseph of his family and the only Native Richmonder in the office. His role at Hillside is to coordinate short term missions while drinking copious amounts of coffee. Trey is the ultimate handyman around here. Whether you have rats crawling in your ceiling or need an oil change, he is your man. He also doesn’t like to admit it, but he likes to play guitar and ghetto classical piano. Oh, and he makes some surprisingly good youtube covers.
Christine Kaloudis – Marketing Intern
Christine is a new member of Hillside Missions. She is a native Virginian and yes, she is Greek as her last name suggests.
She is currently in her last year at VCU where she is studying graphic design in the art school. Her passion for creating and her interest in missions brought her to Hillside during Fall of 2012 when she was looking for internships. She is a talented designer and painter, proud bunny owner, and connoisseur of all things related to San Francisco. Christine hopes to learn more about what it means to be a missionary this year as she provides Hillside with invaluable graphic design help.