LEADERS & STAFF

Meet Our Leaders + Staff

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Staff

Adam Jostes

Media Director

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.

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Andrea Hutchings

Worship Ministry Assistant

Andrea Hutchings

My family and I moved to Colorado in 2021 after almost 20 years of living overseas as missionaries. My husband, Dave, is a Colorado native and happy to be back home. Dave and I have been married since 2008. We have four children that make our lives full of joy and adventure. We love being near the mountains and enjoying the adventures they bring.

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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.

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BriAnna Loeffler

Communications Assistant

BriAnna Loeffler

I am a Colorado native and have been attending Foothills since 2007. I participated in Awana, Upward Sports and FSM. I was homeschooled and graduated in 2021. In my free time I enjoy playing volleyball, creating art, reading, playing card games, baking cookies and spending time with my family and many cousins. I am so glad to be part of the FBC staff.

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Casey Bishop

Facilities Manager

Casey Bishop

Born and raised in Colorado

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Chris Schultz

Life Events Pastor

Chris Schultz

I have lived in the Central Valley of California for 45+ years with a short stop in Bavaria, Germany (where I played semi-professional football) and Santa Barbara (where I coached college basketball). My faithful and compassionate bride Jennifer and I were married in 1999 and we have four amazing and beautiful daughters. I'm passionate about connecting, learning, and exploring.

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Dan opdeVeigh

Worship Pastor

Dan Opdeveigh

Born and (mostly) raised in Sydney, Australia, Alison and I moved to Colorado in 2017. We were married in 2004 at the age of 19. We are the proud housemates of two very sweet dogs, Mikey and Georgia. We love road trips, the beach, coffee and Disneyland.

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David Comstock

G2 Pastor

David Comstock

I grew up in a small beach town in Southern California but Colorado has been a second home for us for years. My wife (Tara) and I married in 1999 and we have two beautiful, imaginative, and very adventurous children. I love the outdoors, discovering new places to eat, playing tennis, and reading. But my passion is helping people find life in Jesus!

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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!

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Drew Thurston

Ministry Services 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.

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Elsie Vannice

FSM Ministry Assistant

Elsie Vannice

I graduated from D'Evelyn High School in 2021 and currently study Industrial and Systems Engineering at Colorado Christian University. In my free time, I enjoy painting, going on walks, and learning film photography—life is beautiful when we seek Jesus in the littlethings. Come say hi if you ever need a friend!

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Heather Davenport

Kid’s Ministry Director

Heather Davenport

I began working at FBC in 2019 and have been in children's ministry for over 24 yrs. Nick and I, along with our 3 kids came to CO from CA, and have been married since 2001. In our families free time, we snowboard, camp, watch our kids play sports or go to the movies. I enjoy coffee by the fireplace, family trips and fellowship with friends.

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Jace Joseph

Facilities Coordinator

Jace Joseph

I've attended FBC since 2004. I love sports and most of all my family. I am honored to work for FBC.

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Jenn Beckett

Office Manager

Jenn Beckett

My husband Mike and I have been married since 1998. We have two grown children, Holden and Abbie. I went on my first overseas mission trip to Kenya in 2012, fell in love with the country & the people there, and have been back several times since. My passion isto serve and support others in ministry and to use the gifts God has given me. Also... I love giraffes and diet coke!

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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!

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Kaycee Gutierrez

Kids & 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.

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Keri Tyler

BedRock 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.

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Kirsten Harbeck

Awana, Ascent & Timberline Coordinator

Kirsten Harbeck

I have been attending FBC since 2005, actively served in Kid'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.

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Lauri Joseph

Preschool Director

Lauri Joseph

I started at FBC in 2004 and filled many roles within Kid'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.

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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!)

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Mary Ellen Haynes

Gathering Grounds Coordinator

Mary Ellen Haynes

I love Bible Study, hiking in Colorado with my dogs, traveling to beaches with my husband, coffee with friends and serving my FBC family in Gathering Grounds. Doug and I have made FBC our home for over 30 years with kids/grandkids spread all over America.

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Melissa Hembree

Finance Administrator

Melissa Hembree

I have been attending Foothills Bible Church since moving to the area in 2018 and feel blessed to have the opportunity to join the staff in 2020. My husband and I have been married since 2012 and we have one daughter, Lucy, two cats, and a 70 lbs. rescue dog named Gus. We enjoy everything about living in Colorado including hiking, leaf peeping, and skiing.

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Michele G. Force

Life Events Coordinator

Michele G. Force

I have called FBC home since the very first time I came in 2021. I am honored to be on staff in a role where I can lovingly come alongside others during times of great need. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Michael, since 1992, and together we have three sons and twin daughters - all beginning with the letter "M" - even our pets! As a family, we love to travel, camp, hike, bike… but my ultimate escape is to be curled up with a kitty and a good book!

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Nick Jones

Serving and Sharing 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.

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Seth Moslander

Technical Director

Seth Moslander

I was born in Colorado but raised in Montana. That's where I met my wife, Lizzy and we moved to Colorado in 2016. We have two boxers that are objectively the cutest dogs out there! Lizzy and I love live music and world travel and hope to start a family someday.

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Steven Cassford

Tech Assistant

Steven Cassford

I grew up in Chicago and moved to Colorado in 2010. I am very grateful to be working at Foothills. I like music, sushi, and will gladly race any challenger in Mario Kart.

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Steven Tucker

Maintenance Supervisor

Steven Tucker-

I grew up in small town, southern Illinois, went to college at Belmont in Nashville, TN and Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO where I met my wonderful wife Michelle. We were married in December 1990 at Applewood Baptist in Lakewood, and believe our adventure together is still just beginning.

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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.

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Tracy Spitler

G2 Ministry Assistant

Tracy Spitler

I am a Colorado native, and I attended Foothills during the 90's until I moved to Portland, OR. I am now back in sunny Colorado and am excited to be part of the Foothills family once again. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends, but what I enjoy the most is seeing people fall deeper in love with God and His Word.

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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.

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Zak Winnick

Student Ministry Pastor

Zak Winnick

I served in ministry in California, mainly working with Junior High and High School students for 8 years and moved to Colorado with my wife in 2023. We were married in September 2022 and enjoy paddle boarding, snowboarding and hiking together. I love the Old Testament and how it points to Jesus and my priorities and passions are strongly towards discipleship. I am also a massive Detroit sports fan as I am originally from Michigan.

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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.

Doug Haynes

Elder

Doug Haynes

Bio information to come

Mike Moot

Elder

Mike Moot

Mike and his wife, Julie, have attended FBC since 2000. Mike and Julie were married in 1979 and have been blessed with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Mike serves as a G2 leader and Upward Sports Coach. He has served as an Elder, Deacon and has contributed to the Leadership Development group. Mike is retired and enjoys spending time with his family, playing softball, walking, reading and traveling.

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.

Richard Diaz

Elder

Richard Diaz

Richard and his amazing wife, Mandi, have attended FBC since 2005 and were married in 2011. They have four beautiful daughters - Olivia, Alexis, Elaina, and Elora. They enjoy serving on the Global Outreach Committee, leading a G2, and teaching in AWANA. Richard has also led a GO trip to Tanzania, attended local GO trips, and serves on the Usher and Prayer teams. He is a mining engineer. Richard loves spending time with family, hunting, the Colorado wilderness, and baseball.

Rob West

Elder

Rob West

Rob and his wife, Melanie, have been married since 1983, have two children and four grandchildren. They've been at FBC since 1995. Rob has served in AWANA, Student Ministries, the choir, as a Deacon, and now as an Elder. He and Melanie also served as a mentor couple in the Marriage Ministry. Rob enjoys skiing, fishing, guitar, gardening, and biking.

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.

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Deacons

Billy Brand

Deacon

Billy Brand

Chad Fowler

Deacon

Chad Fowler

My wife, Megan, and I were married in 2003. We have 3 kids: Cael, Maycee, and Reid. We started attending FBC in 2008. Megan and I enjoy serving together in Awana and Upward Sports. I also serve on the safety team and enjoy co-leading a G2. I love to watch my kids play sports and enjoy coaching several youth sports in the Littleton community.

Cliff Davis

Deacon

Cliff Davis

Bio Coming Soon!

Forrest Davis

Deacon

Forrest Davis

Bio Coming Soon!

Marcus Holden

Deacon

Marcus Holden

Bio Coming Soon!

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.

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.

Pablo Correa

Deacon

Pablo Correa

Bio information to come

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.