Meet the Team
Jay Runyon is the State Coordinator for Child Evangelism Fellowship of NH. Jay first served in CEF of NH at Camp Good News in 1998. Jay is the senior pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship in Franklin, NH. He and his wife Jodie served on the board of directors for CEF of NH for two and a half years before starting this new ministry position.
Jay looks forward to working with the churches to reach the children in their areas with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to establish them in those churches for discipleship in the walk with Jesus.
While serving as the State Coordinator Jay will be filling the role of State Director.
Becca was adopted from China and grew up in Derry, NH in a Christian home. She started working with CEF in 2008 as a summer missionary and continued to work with them as a volunteer. In 2016, she met her now-husband Dave and was married in 2018. God called her to come on the state staff in 2020 and she accepted the position of Southeast/Coastal NH Area Director in August of that year. She has always wanted to be a missionary since she was little, thinking God would call her overseas; but during her years as a summer missionary with CEF, she realized that her mission field that God was calling her to was right here in her own state of NH. She has a passion to train and mentor the next generation to follow the Lord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also has a passion to connect and build strong relationships with the churches in her area to see how she can better equip them in their children’s and youth ministry. She has been happily married for 3 years now to her husband Dave.
Jessica was brought up in a Christian home and raised in Southern NH. Since her young teen years she has had a heart for missions. She went through CYIA in the mid 90’s and helped with 5-Day Clubs during many summers as well as running a few Good News Clubs during the school years. She went on to work with “Youth With A Mission” in Pittsburgh, PA. She has traveled to Poland, Romania, Hungary, Italy & Peru sharing the Good News of Jesus. In 2006 she and a team of 5 others moved to Boston, MA to start a “Youth With A Mission” base there. Since then she met and married her husband Aaron. They have been blessed with 2 wonderful children. Jessica now serves with CEF of NH in both HR helping to oversee many tasks such as coordinating the Child Protection screening process and in Donor Development helping with finances and to meet the needs of our donors.
My name is Roxanne Lightfoot, and I am the Office Manager for CEF of New Hampshire. I have been married to David Lightfoot for 15yrs and what a fantastic adventure it has been. We recently moved to Dover, NH, and quickly realized that it is by far one of our favorite places to live.
I attended a small Baptist church and one night at a revival, at the age of 15 the Lord called me into Jewish ministries. After high school, I attended Bob Jones University but actually graduated from The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry - Institute of Jewish Studies located on the Philadelphia Biblical University (now Carin Univ) campus in Langhorne, PA. Subsequently, I also went on to graduate with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Old Testament & Jewish Studies. I was blessed to have spent the next 10years working as an academic assistant for the Institute of Jewish Studies and traveled to Israel many times as well as Turkey, Greece & Rome with the program.
I am so glad to be part of the CEF-NH team and I’m looking forward to God moving in powerful ways in our lives and in the lives of all the children our team encounters. May we continue to keep on keeping on for the furtherance of the Gospel.
We Get To,
Isaiah 41:13 | For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.