The Team

Here at Caffeinated Christianity, the content is people-driven. And by people-driven, I mean actual, real people create everything you hear, read, and click on. Here’s a quick rundown of our team of people.

Hi, my name is Sydney Kate! I’m a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, learning to become a speech pathologist! I love being with my family, movies that make me cry, tiny animals, and the color light pink. I enjoy painting, watching basketball with my dad, and my job at the nursing home!

Hello, I’m Jeff Johnson and I am the Missions Pastor at FBC Kings Mountain, NC. I grew up in South Florida and that’s the reason I pull for the Miami Dolphins, Heat, and Marlins. I went to Furman University in Greenville, SC  for college where I met Jesus and my future wife, Erin. After graduating Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Erin and I followed God’s call to Kings Mountain, NC where I have served on the pastoral staff since 1999 – 15 years as Student Pastor, the last 6 as Mission Pastor. Erin and I have four children – 2 girls and 2 boys. I’m passionate about Jesus, my family, the local church, missions, adoption, and Reeses Peanut butter cups. Life moves fast, so make every second count!

Hi, my name is Sage! I am number 5 out of 6 children in my family. I have three brothers and two sisters. Everyone is fascinated with my siblings’ names so here ya go: Misty, Summer, Forrest, Skye, Sage and Rayne. Also, first nephew is on the way!! My sister, Summer, has Down syndrome. She inspires me every day with her constant love happiness and patience for others. My siblings and I are very close to one another. We enjoy traveling, camping and hanging out on the lake all the time. I was raised in a great Christian home but did not fully understand the amazing story of the gospel and the way God had rescued me until early high school. I accepted Jesus when I was seven years old at VBS but was re-baptized when I was sixteen years old. From there I was able to be a part of amazing experiences such as my first mission trip, mentoring others through bible studies and serving my community in many different ways. All of this sparked my passion to love and serve others wherever God places me. 

Hi! I’m Jenni! I’m currently a biology major at Presbyterian College. I love learning about science to see how it glorifies the Lord. I love cows, coffee, hiking and calligraphy! 🙂

Hey, I’m Cooper Short. I’m the Editor-in-Chief of Caffeinated Christianity. I’m also the guy who does the podcasts here. I like to preach, fish, play disc golf, listen to Christian rap, drink coffee, and run around in the woods doing mountain man stuff. I’m an Oregon Ducks fan, future pastor, and part-time contributor at I have more hobbies than I have time, but hey… it’s all good.