---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



Director of Care & Family Ministries

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.”

Charity Kettl

Childrens Ministry
Nickname: Char (pronounced like chair)
Food: EVERYTHING, but especially tacos
Book/Author: Harry Potter series, A Twisted Tale series, Wings of Fire Series, Prince Warrior series. Apparently my reading list matches that of a pre-teen.
Movie: Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, all things Disney
Hobbies: scrapbooking, crochet, crafting
Married/Kids: Married to my high school sweetheart Mike. We have 3 amazing kids, Lila, Molly and Bryson
Band: Not sure, I legitimately like most types of music.
TV Show: Parks and Rec
Interesting Fact: I have memorized tons of Disney songs and my family quizzes me on them to see if they can stump me.
Favorite Scriptures: Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:3-4, Matthew 19:14, Isaiah 55:12

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

Church Operations


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

Graham Stookey

Worship Ministry

Nickname: Grambo
Food: Cinnamon Rolls, of course
Book/Author: Apart from the Word… most impactful and edifying: All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem, Desiring God by John Piper, and many more. I especially love the Great Awakening writers and many works of the Puritans. Literature: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and countless more. 
Movie: Lord of The Rings (all of them)
Hobbies: Fly fishing, snowboarding, grilling, playing guitar
Married/Kids: Married to my wonderful wife Hannah, kids… coming soon
Band: The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, John Mayer, Shane and Shane, Citizens, Ghost Ship, and countless more.  
TV Show: Breaking Bad all the way. 
Interesting Fact: I’m a total space geek. I was the VP of the Astronomy Club at THE Red Rocks Community College, the Harvard of community education.
Favorite Scriptures: Hebrews 12:1, Luke 9:23, Galatians 2:20, the Book of Romans, the Book of Psalms, and whatever Nathan happens to be preaching on somehow becomes my new current favorite.