JESSE FUREY // Executive director

Jesse served alongside his wife Jenny as a missionary with CRU for 10 years before founding the Bonhoeffer Haus in 2013, where he currently serves as the Executive Director.  Jesse was one of the founding Elders of Valley Bible Church, Radford VA, where he still serves as an elder and oversees church planting and pastoral training. He received a MDiv. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Bachelors Degree from Radford University where he served as the Campus Director for CRU.  Jesse and Jenny have been married for 15 years and have four children: Elijah, Evie, Silas, and Haddie.



Pete Schemm

Pete is the Lead Pastor of Cave Spring Baptist Church in Roanoke, Va., and cofounder of the Bonhoeffer Haus. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD), Pete taught theology there until 2010. He currently teaches Bonhoeffer Haus apprentices accredited Theology and Pastoral ministry courses through the SEBTS equip center in Roanoke. 

Pete and his wife, Vicki, have eight children: Charis, Colby, Jacob, Zachary, Parker, Anderson, Mary Kathryn, and Chase. 


Allen James

Allen serves as Pastor of Community and Missions at Cave Spring Baptist church.  Prior to his time there, Allen served alongside his wife Stepheny for 20 years on the mission field in Asia.   Allen met his wife at James Madison University where he graduated before continued to earn his MDiv. and M.A. in intercultural studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

 Allen and Stepheny have been married for 28 years and have raised 3 boys: Timothy, Joshua & Peter. 



Bret Johnson

Bret grew up in Northern Virginia and on the mission field in South America with his family.  8 years ago, Bret lead a team in planting Valley Bible Church in Radford where he serves as Lead Elder. Before planting VBC, Bret received a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Bret and his wife Katie have 5 children: Jade, Tristan, Drew, Eden, and Karis.