Elders

The Elders are members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Senior Pastor regarding the major financial commitments of the church. The Elders serve as Non-staff Elders.

  • Joel has been leading Community of Grace as the Senior Pastor since 2009. Joel and Catherine have been married for over thirty years and have two sons and two daughter-in-laws. Joel began as a high school football coach before God called him to full time ministry. He and Catherine have served in full time ministry in Texas and Colorado. They love to entertain, camp, garden, grill, and cheer for the Broncos. Joel has earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry Degree. He is passionate about loving God and loving others while leading those around him to do the same.


  • Steve is a CO native and married to Cris for almost 40 years. They have been members of COG for 18 years and Steve has led a lifegroup for about 16 years. He is Director of Rocky Mountain Campus of Gateway Seminary and Professor of New Testament Studies.  Steven and Cris have 4 children, one son-in-love and one sweet grand-daughter.


  • Roger Chandler

    rchandler@ccu.edu

    Roger and his wife Kathleen have been attending Community of Grace for many years. They each have a son, one in the Springs and one in the Navy. Roger works for Colorado Christian University and both he and Kathleen are very active in politics, and CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship), a after school program that witnesses to children .

  • Rory is retired from the Department of Corrections as well as the Air Force. He is married to Tammy Jo (also Air Force), with four children and two grandchildren. Rory loves the youth of our church, and spends as much time as possible pouring into them. Not only serving as an Elder, he also sings on our worship team as well as fill the pulpit upon occasion.

  • Andrew is married with 3 children. Andrew is over the financial aspect of Community of Grace, being a long time member. He and his wife Amanda love pouring into their children, the girls in dance, and Jack in baseball. Andrew works in the software environment.

  • Kyle Kane was born in South Dakota. He has lived in Colorado since 1993. Kyle has a lovely wife named Liz and four (toddler through teen) children. Kyle is a Mechanical Engineer and loves spending his free time with his family and in the outdoors.

  • Bob is married, his wife Judy being our Women's Ministry leader. Bob and Judy are retired from the public school system. They have three children (all adults). They love to travel and make new memories. Bob also works diligently with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief with the help of Judy and also with Gideon's.