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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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

Operations Administrator

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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Chad Frederick

Facilities Manager

Chad Frederick

I have worked for FBC for 6 years. My incredible wife Holley and I have been married since 2011. We have three awesome girls Davy Byrd, Jolie Rose, and Louisa Lane. I feel blessed working at FBC and love watching over the Lord's house.

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Caleb Smith

Middle School Coordinator

Caleb Smith

I was born in the beatifuly warm state of Florida in 2001 and moved to the much colder state of CO in 2015 with my parents. I have been attending FBC since the move and enjoyed getting involed in the youth group. I graduated from Dakota Ride Highschool with an interest in ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and anything with friends.

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Brooke Georg

Hospitality Coordinator

Brooke Georg

I moved to Colorado in 1992 when I was 5 years old and have felt right at home in the mountains! After graduating from college in Durango, CO, I moved back to the foothills, met my husband Clemens, and started a family. We have 2 wonderful boys, Bergan and Tobias, and another boy on the way! I love spending time with them and doing anything outdoors.

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Daniel Chavez

Communications Coordinator

Daniel Chavez

Yo, I'm Danny. I just graduated from CSU at 21 and I like to read, skate, and creating art in many different forms. I love traveling especially to Spanish-speaking countries. I'm a major culture and history buff as I love to learn and get to know people. I'm pretty easy-going so don't be a stranger 🙂

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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

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.

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Erin Capp

Weekend Experience Coordinator

Erin Capp

After diligently praying and trusting the Lord with the promise and vision He had me moving toward, I have been graced with the opportunity to work at FBC. In my spare time, I love to go for walks and explore new places, find coffee shops and go read a book, and in the process of trying to turn this brown thumb, green!

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Ethan Maners

Resident

Ethan Maners

Before my wife (Kayla) and I came to FBC in 2021, we met each other in Texas where we were both born and raised. We got married in 2017 and it was then that I became a proud dog father to Ellie. Sharing good food with good people is one of my favorite pastimes, but learning a new skill, reading a new book, or finding a new mountain trail tie for a close second.

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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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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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Keith Shepard

Maintenance Coordinator

Keith Shepard

I was born in Nebraska in 1959 and have 7 siblings. As the son of a military father, I moved to the Philippines with my family in 1965 and spent 3 years there. I have spent most of my life in the Denver area and have two sons and a stepson from my first marriage and another stepson from marriage two. I've been married to my second wife, Susan, since 2005 and we own a home in Littleton. I enjoy fishing, camping, cooking, collecting antiques, and yelling at whatever Denver sports team happens to be on TV. My Christian faith was shaped by a near death experience when I was 13 and have been a firm believer ever since. Church attendance, however, has been a more recent activity so my formal knowledge is still developing and I'm looking forward to working at FBC!

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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!

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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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Lanie Jones

Operations 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.

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Mallory Russell

Upward Gameday Coordinator

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.

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Megan Fowler

Upward Coordinator

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).

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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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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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Pam Aleksiak

Operations Administrator

Pam Aleksiak

I moved to Colorado in Feb. 2020 from Carol Stream, IL. I started attending FBC the first week I moved here. I am blessed with three amazing children: Blake, Amanda, and Celina. I enjoy all outdoor activities. I ran the Tough Mudder twice and I love living in Colorado! The magnificent mountains, wildlife, and sunshine are amazing! I am so blessed to be a part of FBC staff.

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Sara Marlow

Cafe Coordinator

Sara Marlow

I have been attending Foothills since 2017. My husband, Mike, and I have been married since 2013. We have two kids, Mack and Lyla. We enjoy being together outside, listening to music, traveling to the mountains and beach, cooking, watching sports and movies. I have volunteered in Gathering Grounds since 2019. A delicious cup of coffee is good for the soul!

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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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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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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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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.

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

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.

Cliff Davis

Deacon

Cliff Davis

Bio Coming Soon!

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.

Marcus Holden

Deacon

Marcus Holden

Bio Coming Soon!

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.