Click on a leaders name below to read more about them.
Sam Bhatt: Co-lead pastor; Teaching pastor
Sam isn’t a native of Colorado, but he got here as soon as he could. He graduated Bible College in 2000, and has been in ministry ever since. His passion for the Word and his Savior is contagious. His wife Amber, daughter Isabella, and son Liam are the joys of his life, and loves spending time with them. Loves the New England Patriots and wants to become a Denver Nuggets fan this year–but that probably wont happen.
Find out more at SamBhatt.com.
Michael Fernihough: Co-lead pastor; Teaching Pastor
Michael recently joined our staff as Sam’s partner in crime. He and his wife Mandy were born and raised in Texas, and most recently spent six years in Michigan. They have four kids, and are proud to have significantly grown the children’s ministry over night. Literally. Drew is the oldest and is into Star Wars and Legos. Noah is number two, and he’s the crazy one of the bunch. Isaac is quickly catching up to his two older brothers, and Lindley is the princess. Michael is a teacher, worship leader, but really just loves being a husband and dad. They love Texas A&M, good food, good football, good friends, and the view outside. You can usually find Michael at Starbucks hanging out with one of you.
Tyler and Kaci Krause: Worship Leaders
Tyler and Kaci both moved to Colorado in the Summer of 2006 to attend the New Life School of Worship. Two days after arriving, they met each other and the rest is, as they say, history. Tyler grew up in Minnesota, has an avid love for the outdoors, and is currently bi-vocational with his own lawn and landscape company. Kaci began in Nashville, TN and promptly moved to Colorado…then Nashville…then Colorado. Here to stay, Kaci spends most of her time with her three passions; worship, youth ministry and spending time with her husband!
Rick Wesselhoff: Children’s pastor
Rick has worked with kids for over 20 years in social work, teaching and church ministry. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he met his wife Laura in high school. Rick and Laura moved to Colorado about 15 years ago and are raising three incredible kids, Andrew, Caleb and Katelyn. Rick and Laura’s vision is to build a ministry that’s a fun and relevant for kids, but their real passion is supporting parents in their mission to disciple their kids at home. Other things Rick loves include family time, football, especially the Chicago Bears, any kind of outdoor activities, and vacations.
Manny Pollard: Youth pastor
Manny is a Colorado native and has been working in youth ministry for more than 5 years. He graduated from Providence Theological Seminary with a Bachelors in Divinity. Manny and his wife Kim have huge hearts for youth and coming along side them in any walk of life. Kim loves to read, scrapbook and hike. Manny’s interests are skiing in the winter, golf & mountain biking all the time in the summer and enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, watching Sports Center at anyone’s house that has cable, and is a fan of the Detroit Lions.
Adam Peek: Pastor of the Pursued
The most important things he wants you to know about him are (in no particular order):
Growing daily, passionate follower of Jesus, madly in love with his wife, Tara, loves seeing more of God in being a father, family, community, friends, sports (any time any where), The Denver Nuggets, Rockies, Broncos, not Avalanche, work hard, make disciples, encourage men to be men (to quote Chris Rock, “Don’t take credit for stuff you supposed to be doin’!”), quality hip hop music, creativity, both special and general revelation reveal the character of God. Be the Change…what a wretched man am I…thanks be to God for saving a wretch like me.
Kim Smith: Women’s ministry leader/awesome mom and wife & loves the word
Kimberly Smith is a wife and mother of two and most recently a beaming Santi (grandmother).
She spent several years with Bible Study Fellowship where she received training in speaking and leadership skills. She served five years as the teaching leader, two years as the substitute teaching leader, a couple of years as a discussion leader, and started the whole journey as a children’s leader and supervisor.
Kimberly has a heart for women and a passion for the Word of God. Kimberly’s vision is to build a women’s ministry team that invests in fellowship, prayer, worship, and becoming women of the truth (Alethia).