The 99 Hills story is simple yet personal. It's our story. Jenn and Joel locked eyes across the hall at a church called Sheridan Hills. Shortly after, they learn they go to the same high school called Hollywood Hills. In 1999 Joel asks Jenn to be his girlfriend in a Chili’s restaurant. Amazingly, she says yes, because let’s be honest, she’s only 15 and very little is impressive at that age. As in every story, there is a conflict. Joel (Note: in a moment of idiocy) broke up with Jenn. When he came to his senses, Jenn took Joel back. In another twist, they spent several years separated through college, forced to make a long distance relationship work. But in the climax, they were married in 2005 at that same church where they met way back when. It has been 15 years since that significant evening in Chili’s. They've been married 9 years and have two beautiful children. They love their story, hearing others’ stories and telling stories. And they heart chips & salsa (yes, from Chili’s).
Of course, as you can guess, there’s a lot more to that story. And it's far from over. They’ve just risked everything for the love of their family and stories. They left stable ministry jobs where they thrived, learned a lot and had a blast. They took a leap and moved away from the comfort and security of home for adventure;
to embark on 99 Hills.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior -- “Oceans” by Hillsong United