SonRise Music Festival

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(757) 589-9636
PO Box 8061
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23450

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Our Team

Trina Olson is the Founder and CEO of SonRise Ministries, Inc (a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization) which produces SonRise Music Festival.

Trina’s heart and passion is to share the message of faith and hope to those who are hurting and to help those in need. Through SonRise the need to help our homeless has been shared to thousands and hundreds have responded. Donation bins are made available at each SonRise event for the general public to donate non perishables, clothing, water, socks, shoes, blankets and “care kits. ” The donations benefit the our homeless in our local community. Trina has an extensive background in Christian radio communications, event planning, marketing and promotions. She the widow of the late Scott Olson and the mother of two amazing teenagers.

Valerie Empson
Assistant Coordinator

I have been working with SonRise going into the 2nd year. I have
volunteered and headed committees when involved in the military
community and wanted to continue to help others.

I am blessed to be a mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. I am an office manager at an elevator company in the area and bring some skills to the ministry that I pray are a blessing

Laura Treantos / Hospitality Coordinator

I was born & raised in Mission, Tx. Was saved at the age of 15. Attended Texas State University TSU formerly known as Southwest Texas State University SWT. I started my career as a flight attendant with Continental/ United Airlines in 1990. I’ve been married to the same wonderful, Godly man since 1991 and have 2 beautiful daughters. I love Christian music and am very blessed to be a part of SonRise Ministries in this capacity and as part of the prayer board as an intercessor. I have been a part of SonRise Ministries since its birth, 3 years ago, as an intercessor and a member of the prayer board.

MY COMMITMENT: To serve the Lord and others to the best of my ability in this position.

Christopher Bellamy

Christopher Bellamy is a professional guitarist and saxophonist in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He majored in Music Education and Performance at Old Dominion University.
Chris has performed with many world renown artists such as Gladys Knight, Toni Tenille, Linda Ronstadt, Tommy Newsome, Bob Mintzer, and Jeremy Rosado (American Idol). He performed in the Virginia Symphony for 7 years. Most recently Chris has been the guitarist for rock band, City Voices, and is currently the touring guitarist for national recording artists, Jeremy Rosado, Jason Bare, Alisa Turner, and Brian Campbell. Chris has been teaching guitar and saxophone for over 15 years and is on staff at Norfolk Academy. He is also on staff as Worship Pastor and Director of Music at International Christian Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he has been serving since 2007. Along with being a contributing writer to The Church Collective, Chris is part of their Vision Team of leaders. He teaches at multiple conferences and workshops for worship musicians throughout the year including the National Worship Leader Conference and the Identity Conference. Chris resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, Susan, and their border collie, Sam.


Kim Bechtol / Donation Relations

I am the Donations in kind Coordinator for SonRise Ministries. I have been married to David for 28 years and we have 2 children. We have lived in Virginia Beach for the last 16 years. This will be my 3rd year volunteering with SonRise Ministrires. My family and I enjoy countless hours of volunteer work for many different ministries and outreach events as well as the schools and also the military. My husband and I have worked in youth ministry in various positions such as youth directors, Sunday School teachers and Bible study teachers and drama team sponsors & producers for 12 years. I worked as a church secretary for 9 years and recently God put it on heart and I decided to stay home and focus on volunteering more at my daughters school as well as other ministries dear to my heart.
MY COMMITMENT:  I hope to use my gifts of all things Admin, Donation Coordinating, and organizing to help SonRise Ministries reach many for Christ!

Kathy Anderson / Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy has been with SonRise Ministries for three years, serving as a volunteer at SMF 2014 and Volunteer Coordinator for SMF 2015 and 2016. Currently employed as an Adjunct Chemistry Professor at TCC, Kathy is very involved with Christian music having participated in various choir programs throughout her life as well as being an English Handbell soloist and Handbell Director at a local private Christian school. Since music plays a major part in Kathy’s life, she is excited to help organize a free music festival that brings a message of faith and hope to the hurting and homeless in the Hampton Roads area.
Kathy and her husband Eddie are the proud parents of three as well as grandparents of three.
MY COMMITMENT: To be the hands and feet of Jesus to help others in need.

Jenn Creasey / Social Media/ Indi Artists / V.I.P Coordinator

Jenn Creasey is from Virginia Beach – Born and raised married and with 2 teen sons. Jenn currently Serves on staff as the Worship & Arts Director at Greenbrier Community Church in Chesapeake, VA. Jenn is the Music & Art Teacher at Greenbrier Enrichment Center & School for 2’s thru 5th grade and is the voice you hear weekday mornings on CURRENT FM Radio “FM in the AM” every Monday thru Friday 6-10AM. Jenn has over 24 years of Radio Experience on air and in sales. Jenn has been teaching music for 18 years and has been behind the scenes and in leadership in church all her life. Jenn is also a professional singer in christian and secular venues.

Glenn Waldschlager / Donors Relations Coordinator

Glenn, his Wife, Cheryl, and 2 children have lived in Virginia Beach for the last 8 years.
He has served in many ministerial capacities of the last 15 years from Associate Pastor in 12 Strings Urban Evangelism to Worship Director and Leader to Young Adult Pastor to Radio Talk Show Host on Positive Hit Radio the Current called “The R.I.P Current-Real In Touch and Personal with Zeke”, served as Prayer tent leader at “Creationfest 2007”. Glenn’s heart is encouraging younger generations by sharing the love of Jesus through relative and relevant messages from the Word of God and music. Glenn is excited to join Team SonRise.


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Sonrise Music Festival
PO Box 8061
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
(757) 589-9636