Joel has been leading Community of Grace as the Senior Pastor since 2009. Joel and Catherine have been married for 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.
Chris is a new addition to the staff as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship. He brings great insight in church direction, creative thinking and vision, as well as experience in building and developing teams. Chris and wife Melanie have been married for 28 years and have three adult children, one son-in-law, and a beagle named Bear. Chris served 21 years in the United States Air Force and his final assignment to Buckley AFB in 2006 brought the family to Denver and Community of Grace. He has served in various ministries over his 13 years at Community of Grace including several years as an elder. Chris earned his MBA in Human Resources Management and Information Technology Management. He and Melanie enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, cycling, exploring the outdoors, grilling and traveling. Chris has a strong love for Jesus and a passion for serving the community.
Nancy serves as one of the Children's Ministry directors. She has a passion for these little lights, having 2 children, Jilly & Ethan She shares these with her husband John. Among her many talents, she is a third grade teacher and loves her students.
Bill comes to us with an overabundance of skills and a servants heart to care of God's house and helps keep things going. He is married to Amy, having children and grandchildren.
John is our media director and is married with two children. He and his wife Nancy have been members of the church for five years. John is very involved in the music industry, playing in a band himself and Nancy is an elementary school teacher.
Jesus laid down His life to save mine; I am humbled and grateful that in His great love He has chosen to adopt me (Ephesians 1:4-5). I count it a gift from God to serve the pastors and others here at Community of Grace. I am excited to see how He will continue to use my gifts and passion for His glory.
My husband Ken and I have been members of Community of Grace for many years, Ken coming from El Paso, Texas where he was born and raised and myself coming from Portland, Oregon. I am currently a student working towards my degree in Biblical Counseling, pursuing God's calling to minister to hurting women. We have two children and two very active grandchildren that we love beyond measure. We love our church, the body, and serving the Lord in all He asks. Contact email@example.com