---Leadership Team

 

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Senior Pastor

 

Nickname: Tfitz, Tfizzy, or White Chocolate (okay, no one actually calls me that but I like the way it sounds)
Food: Anything having to do with pizza or Mexican food or some combination thereof. Or, anything from Chik-fil-a
Book/Author: I am a huge fan of Francis Chan, Chuck Swindoll,   Kyle Idleman, and I just read a book by Louie Giglio called “Golitah Must Fall” & I LOVED IT!!!!
Movie: Anything to do with sports, Jason Bourne, or Into The Wild
Hobbies: Golf, snowboarding, golf, watching movies, golf, ping pong, and did I mention golf?
Married/Kids: Married to my beautiful wife Becca for 15 years. 2 precious girls – Bailey and Cassia
Band: Anything and everything from Bethel, Jesus Culture, or Kim Walker-Smith. I love me some Marshmallow and Chainsmokers too!
TV Show: Sportscenter, Longmire, This is Us, and The Good Dr. 
Interesting Fact: I would be completely covered in tattoos if my wife would let me
Favorite Scriptures: Zephaniah 3:17 for sure!!!

Nathan

Harrison

Associate Pastor

 

Nickname: “Honey” (from wife), “Dad” (from kids), “Young” (from parents), “Old” (from the youth)…why can’t I just be called “Awesome”?!?

Favorite Food: Double Stuf Oreos & Milk, Watermelon
Favorite Author: Brennan Manning
Hobbies: Reading, writing, exercising, and creating spreadsheets for everything…even stuff that doesn’t require one
Married/Kids: Married to Kara, Dad to 2 daughters (Laynie & Tru), and 1 son (Lincoln)
Favorite Band: No favorites, but often listening to Avicii, One Republic
Favorite TV Show: Jimmy Fallon
Interesting Fact: I actually enjoy getting up around 4-4:30am.
Favorite Scripture: John 3:30

 

Melanie

Dykes

Office Minister
 
Nickname: Mel

Food: Anything with green chilies
Book/Author: Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keeper series)
Movie: The Princess Bride, Night at the Museum, National Treasure, Tangled
Hobbies: Planning family travel and get-a-ways for us, family, and friends (just ask Ryan Long about my Disneyland in a day itineraries!) and creating photobooks.
Married/Kids: Married to Tim, Mommy to Corbin and Ariel
Band: “Sometimes He calms the Storm”, Scott Krippayne; Michael Buble and almost all Christmas music
TV Show: Once upon a Time
Interesting Fact: I picked my husband out of a book–we met through a Christian dating service and it actually worked!
Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 12:2

Charlene

Couser

Children’s Director

 

Nickname: Char
Food: Sushi
Book/Author: Max Lucado
Movie: Facing the Giants
Hobbies: Hanging out with family and friends, going on walks, & knitting
Married/Kids: Married to Chris, with one daughter, Taylor
Band: Casting Crowns, Sidewalk Prophets, and 80’s music!
TV Show: “Once Upon a Time” and anything on Food Network
Interesting Fact: I was the wretch the song talks about
Favorite Scripture: Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Ryan Long

Minister of Congregational Care
 

Nickname: Long
Food: Hacienda Colorado, La Loma, Pho Bowlevard, and Ted’s Montana Grill
Book/Author: Henry Nouwen, Donald Miller, C.S. Lewis, Richard Foster, Brennan Manning
Movie: Inception, Star Wars, Fast and the Furious series, Frozen, Transformers, James Bond, Tangled, Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Maze Runner, Divergent
Hobbies: traveling, gambling, investing, scuba diving, mission trips, watches, fast cars, cryptocurrency, helping and talking to people
Married/Kids: Married with 5 kids- Jagger, Gianna, Lane, Nixon, and Evie
Band: Audioslave, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, The Fray, U2
TV Show: Homeland, This Is Us, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Breaking Bad
Interesting Fact: My wife and I have been to over 20 countries together
Favorite Scripture: The entire book of Ephesians

Dave Beatty

Administrative Pastor

 

Nickname: Dave
Food: Chile Rellenos
Book/Author: A.B. Bruce, Training of the 12
Movie: Henry V
Hobbies: Working for my wife
Married/Kids: Married to Lisa, 3 kids – Manda, Micah, and Matthew
Band: Eagles, Paul Simon
TV Show: House
Interesting Fact: I have climbed 5 fourteeners in Colorado
Favorite Scripture: I Corinthians 15:58

Jon Burns

Communications Director

 

Nickname: Jonny
Food: Steak, Mexican, Seafood
Book/Author: Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis
Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Forest Gump, Harry Potter Series, Star Wars Series, UP
Hobbies: Boating, Skiing, Watching movies, Hanging with my family
Married/Kids: Married to Julie, 4 kids – Grace, Olivia, Chloë, and Georgia
Band: U2, John Prine
TV Show: Andy Griffith Show, The Office
Interesting Fact: I used to have an 18? platinum blonde Mohawk
Favorite Scriptures: II Cornthians 12:9-10, Daniel 3:17-18

Lisa Beatty

Women’s Ministry

 

Food: A good steak and baked potato
Book/Author: John Eldridge/Waking the Dead
Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy , Rear Window
Hobbies: Hanging with my hubby, Knitting
Married/Kids: I’ve been married to Dave, my wonderful husband, for 30+ years. We have 3 grown children, our daughter Manda and her husband Kevin and our two grandsons, Indie and Dash. Son Micah and his wife Brandy and our third single son, Matthew.
Band: Rhett Walker Band, NEEDTOBREATHE
TV Show:Star Trek Next Generation, Bonanza
Interesting Fact: I can make an intricate design on a corn on the cob by removing one kernel at a time with my teeth.
Favorite Scriptures:He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God.–Micah 6:8

David Perez

Youth Minister
 

Nickname: DP and my nephews call me D.
Food: Mom’s home cooking (no one cooks better than my momma), Mexican food, Italian food, sandwiches, and ice cream…lots and lots of ice cream.
Book/Author: Donald Miller, Bob Goff, Mike Yaconelli, Brennan Manning, and old college textbooks.
Movie: Rocky IV, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Remember the Titans, Dan in Real Life, Anchorman, Dumb and Dumber, and the Great Gatsby.
Hobbies: The gym, playing sports, hiking, eating, spending time with my friends and family, reading, listening to music, going to concerts, drinking coffee, and sleeping.
Married/Kids: No wife and no kids, but I am blessed to have 3 Nieces and 3 Nephews – Bella, Marissa, Makayla, Anthony, Will, and Colten.
Band: Florence + the Machine, Jack Johnson, Underoath, Blink 182, The Head and the Heart, the XX, Daughter, and many genres of praise music.
TV Show: House of Cards, The Wonder Years, The Office, Band of Brothers, and sportscenter.
Interesting Fact: I have a 1966 Ford Mustang, and I am a big nerd (I love reading and discussing theology, philosophy, and science).
Favorite Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13, Habakkuk 3:17-20, Ephesians 2:1-10, Titus 2:11-14, and Isaiah 40:29-31.

Kim Harmon

Worship Ministry

 

Nickname: K Grace, Harms, K Gray
Food: Anything and everything spicy & Pho
Book/Author: Anne Lamott, Bob Goff, A.W. Tozer, Dallas Willard, Brennan Manning
Movie: Elf, any 30 for 30 film, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Usual Suspects, Inside Out, Monty Python
Hobbies: Hanging with my pup, Rylie, hiking, camping, swimming, photography, cornhole, watching the Buckeyes, & listening/playing/writing music
Married/Kids: Single – but grateful for an amazing family with 3 brothers and one adorable nephew
Band: yes
TV Show: Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad
Interesting Fact: I had huge aspirations to be in the FBI, until I realized I couldn’t pick where I wanted to live.
Favorite Scriptures: Romans 15:13, James 4:8, Isaiah 43:18-19, Zephaniah 3:17

Steve Burns

Choir Director

 

Nickname: Steve-o, Stevie Bear, Burnsey, and my favorite—Servant Steve
Favorite Food: Red meat and Fruit
Favorite Book/Author: A Prayer for Owen Meany–John Irving, Applause of Heaven–Max Lucado, Bourne Identity–Robert Ludlum
Favorite Movie: One Flew Over the Cucoos Nest, Hombre, Great Escape, Shawshank Redemption, Where Eagles Dare
Hobbies: Watching Sports
Married/Kids: To Mary, 4 plus 2 Kids, 18 Grandkids
Favorite Band: Selah, Mickey Newbury, Emmy Lou Harris
Favorite TV Show: Any event with a pigskin and reruns of Gunsmoke and Columbo
Interesting Fact: Taught music to James Woods, Betty Davis and Faye Dunaway for a movie
Favorite Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:10 Ephesians 3:20 and Psalm 103

Scott Abel

Director of Ministry & Missions
 

Nickname:My high school nickname: Abes 
FoodA great rare Steak 
Book/AuthorRobert Morris, Jonathan Cahn 
Movie: Stupid comedy, Dumb and Dumber 
HobbiesWaterskiing, Snow Skiing, Golf, Biking 
Married/Kids: Married to my beautiful wife Brenda. 2 children  – Brittany and Luke (daughter in law, Melanie) 
Band: Gateway Worship, Hillsong United 
TV Show: The Blessed Life, Sports 
Interesting Fact: I love to barefoot waterski. 
Favorite Scriptures: Jeremiah 29: 11,13-Matthew 19:26