---Leadership Team




Lead 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: Watermelon
Favorite Author: Paul Tripp, Brennan Manning, Bob Goff
Hobbies: Reading, movies, exercise
Married/Kids: Married to Kara, Dad to 2 daughters (Laynie & Tru), and 1 son (Lincoln)
Favorite Band: One Republic, Imagine Dragons
Favorite TV Show: Jimmy Fallon, Sportscenter
Interesting Fact: I actually enjoy getting up around 4-4:30am.
Favorite Scripture: John 3:30, Luke 24:15


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



Office Administration
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



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

Missions and Care Minister

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, 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

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: Married to Grace
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.

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

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