Meet the Revivus Team
President & Co-Founder
Chad did not truly know the Lord growing up until God got a hold of him just before his 21st birthday. God chose to use a DVD titled “They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll” and would eventually marry the daughter of the man who made the film, Holly Schimmel. Aside from working for Revivus Ministries, he currently serves as Youth Leader at Blessed Hope Chapel, Director of Social Media at Good Fight Ministries and is the head coach of varsity wrestling at Simi Valley High School. He has a passion to share his testimony and let people know how God has transformed his life!
Vice President & Co-Founder
Holly grew up in the church and has always had a heart to share the gospel with the lost. While growing up in the church she has witnessed a lot of beautiful testimonies as well as sad narratives of those who never made a true commitment to serving Christ. Through Revivus, it has been her desire to see the church be the church and get the gospel out and serve this lost and dying world.
Corporate Secretary & Production Mgr
Tony Palacio has been with Revivus from its inception back in 2010. As a worship leader, it was a natural fit for him to be able to help with all of the aspects of production. As a graphic artist, he also helps create and design all of the graphics you see for the ministry. While all of that has played a huge part in the ministry, when Tony took hold of the reigns in terms of getting the bands, staging and lighting, that is when Revivus really hit its stride! He maintains our website, edits ministry videos and does just about everything else. When not serving as a production manager for Revivus he is leading worship at Blessed Hope Chapel as well as producing films and helping run Good Fight Ministries. When you can’t find him doing all of that, he’s probably on the ice playing hockey!
Edward Whitten has been involved with Revivus from its inception back in 2010. From helping us make t-shirts, to becoming part of the core team at Revivus, Edward has been awesome. Edward and Tony work side-by-side as our production managers working with the production crew, speaking a language only they can understand (sound, staging, lighting). Edward also helps with the marketing and branding of the ministry. Edward has an awesome testimony as to how God saved him and has used his previous vocations and experience to help further the gospel through Revivus.
Administrator, Event Coordinator, Sales & Marketing
Lisa Schimmel is not only a wonderful organizer for the ministry, but also takes care of much of the paperwork and filing for the ministry. Lisa has been the ultimate encourager of the ministry and has truly been its lifeblood in terms of getting the ball rolling. When not working with Revivus she serves as a secretary at Blessed Hope Chapel and the vice president of Good Fight Ministries.
Administrator & Event Coordinator
Mary Drinkhall has taken the roll of doing everything that nobody else wants to do! She is the main contact for all of our vendors at our annual event and helps to make sure all of our paperwork is in order. Not only does she help to plan the event, she helps to make sure we know what we can and cannot do legally. She has been here from the beginning, and even when we run her ragged she does an excellent job!
Starlette Nisperos is the newest member of the Revivus team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and is great at coordinating just about anything. Not only does she help to plan many aspects of the event, she helps to make sure we all know what we’re suppose to be doing and making sure we’re getting it done on time!
Sales & Marketing
Thu Meyers has been our fundraising coordinator for Revivus since the beginning of the ministry. She has hit the pavement every year since 2010. She is strong-willed, loving and truly believes in the ministry. We absolutely could not have our annual event without the hours and hours she pours in to making sure we have the funds to run the event. We are eternally grateful to her!
Joe Schimmel has been used by God in such a mighty way that it is hard for words to describe. Not only has he spoken at almost every Revivus event since its beginning, but it is because of Joe’s DVD “They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll” that Revivus even exists. It was after watching this DVD that president and co-founder of Revivus Ministries, Chad Davidson, came to faith in Christ. Chad would then meet his future wife, Holly (who just so happens to be Joe’s daughter) and they would go on to begin the ministry of Revivus. Hundreds of people have come up during Joe’s alter calls at our events and he is who the team looks to for spiritual guidance for the ministry. He is the founder and president of Good Fight Ministries and senior pastor at Blessed Hope Chapel.
Rich Meyers & Sign Wrap Pros
Banners & Signs
Rich Meyers not only designed the first logo for Revivus (we still use a slightly modified version of it today), but he has been at the core of every event we have held. Rich has provided signage, helped to get us sponsors, and helped grow the ministry from its inception. From the countless hours spent making shirts for Revivus at his home, he has literally taken time off of work time after time for us and has been able to get the Revivus name out there. Any time you have seen a billboard up on a freeway or at an off-ramp, Rich has put it up and Rich has helped repair it when it falls down. He has done this free of charge because of his heart towards at-risk youth. He has labored, his children have labored, and the ministry wouldn’t exist without him.