Meet Our Leaders + Staff

Staff

Adam Jostes

Video Coordinator

Adam Jostes

I have been working on staff at FBC since August of 2013. I feel very blessed to work at FBC, not only doing what I love, but mostly working with as well as around, fellow brothers in Christ and sisters in Christ. My incredible wife Ashley and I have been married since 2009 and we both love worship music, camping, hiking, adventuring, and movies.

Bart Hodgson

Communications Resident

Bart Hodgson

During the 90’s, my family was a part of FBC and I led worship for Change Point ministry. Since then I've been a youth pastor in Texas and a worship pastor in Oregon. My wife, Kristen, and son, Isaac (17), moved back to Denver in 2017. We also have 2 daughters who live in OR & CA. You'll also find our family at soccer games, hiking or in the climbing gym.

Ben Graham

Growth Groups Pastor

Ben Graham

Judith and I married in 2004 and finally made our way along with our 2 children to FBC in 2019. Now I get to spend my days investing in people through growth groups which is one of the things Judith & I love! You can find me playing with cars (ask how many I'm up to), enjoying local food, on my bike, paddling, hiking, or hanging out with friends and family.

Billy Brand

Connections Director

Billy Brand

I began attending FBC in 1989 and had various positions throughout the years, including deacon, GO Worker and most recently Director of Student Ministries since 2010. I've been married to Stacey since 2002. We have 2 daughters, Lily and Esther, born in ’07 & ’09. We love to play games, and I collect chess boards and enjoy a good game of chess.

Brad Smith

Finance Director

Brad Smith

I started working at FBC in 2014. My wife Kristy and I have a son, Caleb, born 2001. We were raised in IL & MA respectively. I love playing sports and outdoor activities, especially bicycling. I cherish opportunities to have eternal influence in other lives. We enjoy hiking, watching movies, visiting family and experiencing new places.

Chase Lofe

Communications Assistant

Chase Lofe

I began working at FBC in 2014. I married my husband, Tom, in 2015. We love to travel, try new restaurants, workout, and play on our indoor soccer team together. My passion is anything and everything creative! I also enjoy concerts, volleyball, crafting, and skiing! I will never tire of watching Disney movies & drinking coffee.

Cora BaanHofman

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Cora BaanHofman

I've been attending FBC since 1998. I've spent time volunteering in Children’s Ministry as well as Women’s Ministry. I joined the staff team June 2018. My husband Justin and I have been married since 2000 and we have three wonderful children. I enjoy time in the outdoors, camping, hiking, & swimming, with our family in CO and reading a good book.

Dree Riffel

Communications Director

Dree Riffel

I started working at FBC in 2005. My husband, Tom and I have been married since 1997. We’re blessed with two kids, Jacob and Megan, who have grown up in this church. We love doing family activities and traveling. I moved to Colorado from Seattle when I was in middle school and have lived here ever since. I love the year-round sunshine!

Drew Thurston

Janitorial Coordinator

Drew Thurston

I began working at FBC Dec 2009. My wife, Lisa, and I were married here in 2005. Our children are– Annora, born in 2007 and twins Constance and Graham born in 2013. In my free time I play violin and sometimes the piano with the Littleton Symphony. I do magazine & book illustration & do oil paintings. I also enjoy performing ventriloquism & writing.

Glen Moore

Assistant Facilities Manager

Glen Moore

I've been a member of the FBC family since 1980 and joined the staff in 2016. My wife Becky and I have 3 grown children (Michelle, Diane, Brandon) and six grandchildren. FBC has always been a “solid rock” for my family to thrive in our spiritual walks with our Lord. I enjoy hunting, skiing, boating, motorcycles and any type of sports.

Heidi Minaga

Early Childhood Coordinator

Heidi Minaga

I've been working at FBC since Sept 2016. I also grew up at FBC since the age of 3! I enjoy having a loving church family that grows continually. I married my amazing husband Todd in 2013 and we had our daughter Hava in October of 2014. I am a homebody who loves spending time with my little family as well as watching Netflix and doing crafty things.

Jamie Junge

Office Administrator

Jamie Junge

I started attending FBC in 2006, began volunteering in Children’s Ministries in 2012 and I joined the staff team in 2018. My husband Dan and I were married at FBC and have been blessed with 3 hilarious kids. We enjoy spending time with friends & family, volunteering, traveling, playing games, surrounding ourselves in laughter and the enormous beauty that is Colorado.

Josh Dekker

Worship Pastor

Josh Dekker

I joined the staff in 2016. My family and I moved from Minnesota. My wife, Emily, and I love being outdoors together with our two girls, Opal and Rose, hiking, biking, backpacking! I'm passionate about worship as a lifestyle of surrender to God! Feel free to get me to say boat, and we can laugh together as my Minnesotan dialect shows my roots.

Joyce Feil

Global Outreach Director

Joyce Feil

I've been on staff since 1998. I've been privileged to work in my “sweet spot” for all this time. I have 3 adult daughters and have been married to my wonderful husband, Doug since 1982. I love visiting our FBC global workers on the field . I also enjoy photography, cooking, listening to audio books and creative challenges.

Julia Glasgow

Ascent Resident

Julia Glasgow

Born and raised in Birmingham, AL. I grew up loving Jesus, cheese grits, and sweet tea. I completed my undergrad at Auburn Univ. in Elementary Ed., and upon graduation launched on my World Race missionary journey to serve in 11 countries in 11 months. I moved to CO in 2019 to pursue a Master of Arts in Justice and Mission at Denver Seminary.

Julie Bruxvoort

Worship Ministry Assistant

Julie Bruxvoort

I started working at FBC in 2013. I like that FBC values family so much, that we are all working for the same person. We love, we laugh, we walk through life together. I've been married since June of 2015 and have inherited 4 more kiddos to love in addition to my son! We love going to movies, spending time together, and the beauty of Colorado!

Kathy Rinta

Outreach Ministry Assistant

Kathy Rinta

I joined the FBC staff in 2016. I work in Outreach and am excited to serve alongside our church family, and support and connect with our workers locally and globally. My husband, Richard, and I have been married since 2008 and enjoy volunteering with Student Ministries, and spending time outdoors with our families camping, hiking, and skiing!

Kaycee Gutierrez

Preschool Ministry Assistant

Kaycee Gutierrez

I have been on staff at Foothills since June of 2014. I married my husband, Adain, in 2009 and we have a daughter, Evelyn, and twin boys, Oliver & Isaac! As a family we enjoy going on walks, visiting our families and playing games. My personal loves are reading, watching the Broncos, spending time with friends and taking trips.

Kaylee Vannice

Middle School Coordinator

Kaylee Vannice

I've been on staff since 2016 as an intern, and became the Middle School Coordinator in 2018. I am currently studying Elementary Ed. at CCU. I went to youth group here at Foothills from 7th grade until I graduated, and I loved it so much that I couldn’t leave! I’m the oldest of 4 kids and I love hiking, ice cream, and just hanging out with people!

Ken Kelly

Care Pastor

Ken Kelly

On staff at FBC since 1990. I started as the Youth Pastor, then Adult Ministries, Care, and various other responsibilities. I've been married to Robin since 1982 & we have 3 daughters; Kathryn, married to Matthew, Sarah, married to Austin, and our high school graduate Laura. We also have 5 grandkids. I enjoy riding my bicycle, reading, & playing board games!

Keri Tyler

Nursery Coordinator

Keri Tyler

I've been on staff since 2010. I have the privilege of caring for kids of many ages. I've been married to my HS sweetheart, Todd, since 1983 and we've been blessed with 3 kids, a beautiful daughter in law and a grandson that simply melts my heart daily. I enjoy cooking and we all enjoy time at home or taking weekend trips to the mountains.

Kevin Stafford

Facilities Director

Kevin Stafford

I began working at FBC in 2004. I have a son and a daughter, and I also have two grandchildren who are twin boys. I love to go to the mountains and spend time in Grand Lake. I enjoy spending my free time reading too. If you put both reading and spending time outdoors together at the same time, it makes it even more enjoyable.

Kirsten Harbeck

Ascent Coordinator

Kirsten Harbeck

I have been attending FBC since 2005, actively served in Children’s Ministry and started on staff since 2013. My husband, Tim and I were married in 2001 and we have 3 daughters Halie, Reagan, and Ava. When we aren’t supporting our girls while competing on the mtn bike team or playing competitive soccer, we love to camp, mtn bike, whitewater raft, and ski.

Lanie Jones

Office & IT Director

Lanie Jones

I have been working on staff at Foothills Bible Church since 2015. I enjoy the opportunity to participate in supporting the families and staff at FBC. My husband, Nathan, and I have been married since 2007. Nathan and I have 2 children. We love to fill our home with good books and the friendships we have been extremely blessed with.

Lauri Cole

Children’s Director

Lauri Cole

I've been on staff since 2007. I've worked in the Children’s dept the entire time and became Children’s Director in 2009. I love working alongside parents to support them in their role as the Spiritual leaders and working with all kids. My husband, Steve and I have been married since July 1986 & have three adult sons. I enjoy family time, trips, and reading.

Lauri Joseph

Preschool Director

Lauri Joseph

I started at FBC in 2004 and filled many roles within Children’s ministry. I love working with kids every day and I feel they are truly gifts from God. I've been married to my husband Janthony since 1996 and we have 4 great kids Jade, Jewel, Jerrick and Jace. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the movies and taking walks.

Lori Storrs

Adults Ministry Assistant

Lori Storrs

I started working at FBC in August 2019. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Dan, since 2008. I have two fur-babies whose names are Champ and Choe. In addition to being the Adults Ministry Assistant here at Foothills, I am also a student at Leavell Bible College. In my free time, I enjoy painting, reading, and traveling.

Lou Butler

Executive Pastor

Lou Butler

I've attended FBC since 1996 and served on staff since 1999. This is the best place I’ve worked and I look forward to serving with the staff every day. I've been married to Elaine, since 1979. We have 2 daughters, who married strong, Christian men. We really enjoy our 7 grandchildren, love travel, movies, music and sports (Go Broncos!)

Lucas Avery

Worship Leader

Lucas Avery

I started here in 2018, and I am blessed to be apart of the community here. I love the outdoors and going hiking. I also like reading, going to the movies, and meeting with people to get to know their stories. Music is my passion and this role allows me to connect with and come alongside other people who want to use their musical gifts to serve.

Mallory Russell

Gameday Coord. Upward Sports

Mallory Russell

I have worked at Foothills since 2017 as a preschool assistant teacher and am also the Gameday Coordinator for Upward Sports. I have been married to my husband, Tyler, since 2009 and have two boys, Jaxon and Brooks. I am very passionate about working with kids and athletics, so I absolutely love my role here at FBC.

Mary Ellen Haynes

Kitchen & Cafe Coordinator

Mary Ellen Haynes

I met my husband Doug at Foothills and we have been married and attending since 1993. We have 5 kids and multiplying grandkids. I’ve been drinking coffee at Gathering Grounds since it opened! My days are full of being granny nanny, pet sitting, hiking, gardening, digging in the Bible and just hanging with family & friends.

Megan Fowler

Upward Sports & AWANA Coord.

Megan Fowler

I've been blessed with a position at FBC since 2013. I feel like my background in Kinesiology & children’s ministry, were all a part of God’s plan to lead me into these ministries. My husband, Chad, and I have 3 kids- Cael, Maycee and Reid. We enjoy DIY house projects, camping and time with our extended family (which includes our awesome G2 group).

Nick Jones

Students Pastor

Nick Jones

I began working at FBC in 2015. My wife Raven and I were married in 2012 and have 2 sons, Caleb and Luke. We love to hang out together, whether it’s just at home playing with the boys and their toys or outside in the mountains or on some trail experiencing creation together! We’re also a Broncos loving family, as if there were any other option.

Rachel McCormack

High School Ministry Resident

Rachel McCormack

I moved to CO from Los Angeles to pursue my Masters in Divinity at Denver Seminary. Before beginning my graduate studies, I taught 5th grade in Los Angeles at a bilingual Spanish school. I have a deep love for the Word of God and teaching youth to read scripture! I enjoy spending my time outdoors— running, hiking, and swimming.

Raven Jones

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Raven Jones

I joined the staff in 2016. I married my husband, Nick in 2012 & we have 2 boys, Caleb and Luke. I'm a born and raised TX girl and God finally let Nick win when He called us to CO in 2015. My motto is that coffee makes everything in life better, whether that’s time with friends, reading a good book, getting a pedicure, or eating chocolate..all things I love!

Shawn Peterson

Lead Pastor & Elder

Shawn Peterson

I began on staff in 2016. My wife, Cassie, and I lived in FL and CA prior to moving to CO. We have 3 children, Aidan, Allie and Simon. My ministry experience has included Student and Adult Ministries. It’s been an honor to learn from God’s Word and share it with others. I enjoy all forms of outdoor activity and I’m always willing to try a new challenge.

Teresa Stafford

Finance Administrator

Teresa Stafford

I feel blessed to be a part of the FBC staff! I joined the staff team in July 2018. I moved to Colorado from Kansas City to be close to family, especially my three grandchildren. I love hospitality and believe life happens around the table. I also enjoy reading, doing home projects and taking my English bulldog, Charlie, for walks in this beautiful state.

Todd Minaga

Media Director

Todd Minaga

I’ve been on staff since 2011 and involved here in some way since 2004. I married my beautiful wife Heidi in 2013 and we had our first daughter in 2014. Growing up in the backwoods of CO has led me to appreciate the finer things in life – shooting things, roughing it in the woods, and modifying junker cars that never quite run right…if they run at all!

Wendy Holden

Growth Groups Director

Wendy Holden

I have been working at FBC since 1998. I started as a nursery supervisor and have had various jobs here since then. I enjoy seeing kids and adults grow in their faith and learning together as a church family. I’ve been married to my husband, Marcus since 1993. What we love to do the most is spend time with our family – especially our kids, David, Caleb and Jonah.

Elders

Cordell BaanHofman

Elder

Cordell BaanHofman

Cordell & his wife, Becky, began attending FBC in 1996 & have 2 children, Addie (12) and Eiley (9). He has been involved in the deacon & elder board, Worship and Student ministries, and he & Becky serve together in the Marriage ministry. He enjoys spending time with his family, SCUBA diving, and gardening.

David George

Elder

David George

David and his wife Jan were married in 1972 and have 2 adult children who also attend FBC with their children. David and Jan joined FBC in 2012. They have been members of the Worship team and Orchestra, and are active in their G2 group. David enjoys outdoor activities like golf, hunting and being a Papa to his 4 grandkids.

Jon Slankard

Elder

Jon Slankard

Jon and his wife, Rita, have attended FBC since 2011. They've been married since 1971 and have 3 adult children, Lucas, Abbie, Sarah and 8 grandchildren. Jon is currently serving as the lead on the usher team. Jon is an Application Engineer and enjoys time with the grandchildren, golf, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

Kendall Fay

Elder

Kendall Fay

Kendall and his wife, Helen, came to FBC in 1995. They have 3 children & 5 grandchildren.He has served on the Deacon Board, GO Advisory Committee, and with Student and Children’s Ministries. Kendall is employed as a Solution Architect. He enjoys hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and time with his family in the mtns.

Paul Silvester

Elder

Paul Silvester

Paul and his wife, Sheree, have attended FBC since 1995. They've been married since 1982 and have two sons. Paul has served on the Media Team, as Deacon Chairman, Finance Committee Chairman, on the HR Committee, Safety Director and other areas. He is a Senior Consultant for Anthem and enjoys reading, travel and outdoor activities.

Rob West

Elder

Rob West

Rob and his wife, Melanie, have been married for 31 years, have two children and one grandbaby. They've been at FBC for 19 years. Rob has served in AWANA, Student Ministries and the choir. He and Melanie also serve as a mentor couple in the Marriage Ministry. Rob enjoys skiing, fishing, guitar, gardening and biking.

Deacons

Andrew Marner

Deacon

Andrew Marner

Andy and his wife Cheryl were married in 1998, & have 5 children, McKenzie, Micah, Aiden, Caleb and Quentin. They have attended FBC since 2007 and have been active in the children’s and worship ministry. The Marner family enjoys camping and other outdoor activities. Andy studied music at Colorado School of Mines and is a civil engineer.

Cole Haberer

Deacon

Cole Haberer

Cole and his wife Melanie have been married since 2007 & have 3 children, Emma, Shaw and Joy. They have been attending here since 2007 and before that since 2002. Cole and Melanie both enjoy participating in serving at AWANA. The Haberer family enjoys spending their time camping, fishing and many other outdoor activities.

Jason Adams

Deacon

Jason Adams

Jason and his wife, Wendy, have attended FBC since 2003. They have been married since 1995 and have 4 children (ages 19, 16, 10, and 8). Jason is currently serving with Children's Ministry and enjoys going on dates with his wife, spending time with his kids, traveling and baseball. He is currently employed as a Project Manager in the Higher Education industry.

Jason Obermeyer

Deacon

Jason Obermeyer

Jason and his wife, Denille, have attended FBC since 1998 & were married in 2002. They have two children, Weston and Avery. Jason has served in Student Ministries and also plays the guitar on the Worship Team. He is a consulting engineer. Jason loves time with his family, listening to music, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.

Jim Grant

Deacon

Jim Grant

Jim and his wife, Joanna, were married in 2004 and have 3 children. They have attended FBC since 2005. Jim serves as a Growth Group leader, has served as an Upward Sports coach, and has volunteered with the Children's and Men's Ministry. Jim enjoys snowboarding, playing softball, and sports or outdoor activities with his family.

Matt Wampler

Deacon

Matt Wampler

Matt and his wife, Darla, have attended FBC since 2008 & been married 13 years and have 3 children, Annalece, Brooks, and Conrad. Matt serves as a greeter on Sundays, as an Upward coach and as a G2 co-leader. Matt is a Senior Project Manager & enjoys spending time playing with his family and mtn biking, fishing, and exploring the outdoors.

Maury Otterstetter

Deacon

Maury Otterstetter

Maury and his wife Robin started attending FBC in the early 1990’s, and have loved the church and church family. They have two children, Noah and Alyssa. They were involved in the Young Marrieds ministry and helped with AWANA. Maury enjoys working with the youth group, hanging out with family, playing golf, riding bikes and reading.

Murray McNeil

Deacon

Murray McNeil

Murray, and his wife, Sharon, have been attending FBC since 1993. They were married in 1981 and have 3 children, along with 5 grandsons! Murray has served on the Worship Team, and taken part in 4 mission trips to Mexico, Philippines, Arizona, and Kenya. Murray volunteers in Gathering Grounds and enjoys singing, hiking, biking, and tennis.

Richard Rinta

Deacon

Richard Rinta

Richard and his wife, Kathy, have been married since 2008. Kathy works on staff at FBC, and they met here during college. They both started attending Foothills as kids. Richard and Kathy serve together in Student Ministries. Richard works in upholstery building and recovering custom furniture. Richard likes to bowl in his spare time.

Steve Cole

Deacon

Steve Cole

Steve and his wife, Lauri, have been attending FBC since 1990, have been married for 30 years and have 3 sons. Steve has served as a Deacon, in AWANA and other capacities within the church. He has been a consulting engineer for 28 years, and when he can find the time he enjoys the outdoors, vacations with family, and attending sporting events.

Steve Davidson

Deacon

Steve Davidson

Steve and his wife, Nicole, met at FBC and have been married for almost 11 years. They have 2 kids, Samuel and Rebecca. Steve has served on the Count Team, in Sunday school and in Student Ministries. Steve enjoys photography, camping, fishing and spending time with his family. Steve is employed by Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc.

Scott Ethridge

Deacon

Scott Ethridge

Scott is a retired Petroleum Engineer for the Federal Government, and has been married to his lovely wife Crystie since 1983. They have two adult children: Kimberly, who is a missionary to Mormons in Ogden, UT, and Dustin who is a Senior at CSU studying Mechanical Engineering. Scott's hobbies include golf, hiking, tennis, and being with his dog.