Sixty-One Acres


P.O. Box 5121
Lakeland, FL 33807
(863) 205-1177

Our Team

Hear · Heal · Grow · Give

Chad Jones

Chad is a dear friend, Doctor of Business Administration, and Certified Financial Planner. He acts as our Treasurer on the Board of 61A. Chad is a former United States Army officer, retiring as a Major from active duty, and is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and multiple Army Commendation Medals. An Oklahoma native, Chad and his family now live in Lakeland, FL. He is a devoted husband to his beautiful bride, Paola, and doting dad to their two kids.

Brandy Comisky

Brandy is a dear friend, is Christi’s right hand at all 61A retreats, and acts as a Director on the Board. She is married to Eric and has 4 children. Brandy loves to get messy and be playful with art, as well as go to the beach for sunset. She’s a people person who loves good food and better conversation. A grateful heart keeps her perspective pointed toward the Lord and believes there is nothing better than Holy Spirit’s presence. She loves that the Lord speaks, teaches, patiently guides and redirects, and that He allows her to be completely and fully herself.

Kim Rea

Kim is our Care & Comfort Coordinator. She provides delicious meals and an inviting atmosphere at all of our 61A retreats. She is married to Kevin, has two grown children, and two grandchildren. She connects with the Lord especially through her love of nature and all living things whether that be gardening, hiking, camping, or caring for creatures. She has nursed squirrels and opossums, and has had pet rats, snakes, cats, and dogs. Beauty for Ashes and subsequent retreats have had a significant impact on her continually deepening walk with the Lord and the growing understanding of who she is in Christ, resulting in a beautiful heart connection that she did not have in her younger adult life.

Jennifer Palmer

Jennifer operates Spacious Place Ministries and hosts all of our retreats. Her 6,000 acre working cattle ranch is located in Okeechobee, FL, and is the perfect backdrop for coming away with Jesus. She is married to Steve, has 3 grown children, and 7 grandchildren. Some of her favorite pastimes are hunting, scuba diving, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and cooking – but time gathered together with her family is what fills her heart with the greatest joy. Sunrises and sunsets are a special way Jesus uses His creation to draw her in and cause her to linger in sweet moments with Him.

Jenna Cofino

Jenna is our ministry assistant who works on all of the many tasks behind the scenes. From website maintenance and administrative duties to social media presence, she keeps things moving forward. Since she was a little girl, Jenna would say that her favorite things are Jesus, babies, and chocolate chip cookies. Now as a grown-up, she adds coffee to that list. She and husband Christopher have one child (so far!), and outside of working with 61A, she is living her dream of being a wife and stay-at-home momma, adventuring with her daughter and delighting in the little things of life.

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