Meet Our Leaders + Staff

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Staff

Adam Jostes

Video Producer

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.

Austin Kauffman

Middle School Coordinator

Austin Kauffman

I began volunteering with student ministries in 2010, but after graduating from Colorado School of Mines in 2016, I moved to Accra, Ghana to serve with International Justice Mission for 11 months. After returning from Africa, I continued serving with student ministries. I began my Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies in the spring of 2020 at Colorado Christian University.

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 Pastor

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.

Cora BaanHofman

BaseCamp Coordinator

Cora BaanHofman

I've been attending FBC since 1998. I've spent time volunteering in Kid'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.

Erica Roland

Adults Ministry Assistant

Erica Roland

I am a North Carolina girl who recently moved to Colorado. I had the privilege of serving in women's ministry for the last few years in non-profit organizations. I enjoy racing motocross, being in the mountains, books, and my fur baby Bentley.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Timberline & Ascent 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.

Lanie Jones

Administrative 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.

Lauren Friedauer

Video Coordinator

Lauren Friedauer

I've been beyond blessed to combine my passions of video production and ministry at Foothills since 2020. I was born and raised in Littleton but graduated from film school in San Francisco. When I don't have a camera in my hands, you can find me hiking, writing calligraphy, watching hockey, or spending time with my community.

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.

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

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).

Melissa Hembree

W2 and Operations Assistant

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.

Nick Jones

Students Ministry 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 Newby

Communications Assistant

Rachel Newby

I began on staff at FBC in 2020 after moving out to Colorado with my husband, Chris, the year prior. I love taking care of my (many) plants, trying new recipes, and diving into new artistic projects. I am so excited to be a part of the wonderful team here at FBC!

Raven Jones

Kid’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

Technical Director

Todd Minaga

I’ve been on staff since 2011 and involved here in some way since 2004. I married Heidi in 2013 and we had our daughter in 2014 and our son in 2019. 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.

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 Kid'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.

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.

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.

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.

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 kid'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 Kid'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.

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.

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.

Richard Diaz

Deacon

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.