Our Staff

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Paul Jorden
Senior Pastor
Paul and his family moved to Westminster in 1997 from Fort Collins where Paul had pastored a church since 1982. Paul says, “Whether we fully know it or not, each of us in life is on a spiritual journey. It is a thrill to be part of a church where we can help people take the next step of growing in Christ while celebrating the uniqueness of each step along the way.”
Paul majored in biology and geology at Western Michigan University, earned a master’s of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a doctor of ministry from Denver Seminary.
Paul and his wife Judy were married in 1978 and have two grown children. They began their lives together ministering to youth and college students in Youth for Christ. Paul is an avid birder and hiker.
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Jerry Chesser
Adult Ministries Pastor
Jerry is from the Midwest, born in Indiana and raised in Michigan. He worked in the family business in Grand Rapids during which time he met Carol and they were married in 1977. He served  20+ years in The U.S. Navy Submarine Service moving all over this wonderful country. He served on three different submarines and obtained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. Carol and Jerry have three grown children; Jon, Roxy and Jason and four beautiful grandchildren.
A life-long learner, Jerry has earned a Master’s Degree in Education and continues to attend Calvin Theological Seminary and has completed the 2-year Diploma for Ministry Program.  When Jerry is not studying for class or the Bible, he enjoys taking his camera for a walk and capturing God’s amazing creation and spending time with his wonderful family. His biggest joy comes from serving others!
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Tony N. Schenk
Worship & Technology Pastor
Tony and his wife Angela were married in 1999 and have a beautiful daughter named Mya Lynn, born March 28, 2007. They have enjoyed being partners in ministry throughout their marriage. Tony has been a part of Family in Christ since 1997 were he led our worship until mid 2004. Throughout that time he also served us by leading a purpose-driven student ministry. During 2004 until November of 2005, Tony was a Student Ministries Pastor at Crossroads Baptist Church. Tony returned to Family in Christ in November 2005 as our Worship, Music & Technology Pastor after feeling a call from God to use his gifts, talents, and leadership in the planning, visioning, and strategy of the total worship experience. Tony has a worshiper’s heart, and desires to live out his passion for worship through humility and servant leadership. He also desires to lead others in authentic praise and worship with the intent of growing closer to God and His will for his and their life.
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Carrie Evans
Student Ministries Pastor
Carrie Evans has a passion for using her life’s adventures and thoughts to reach teens and connect them to Christ and the Bible. She loves using creative lighting, objects, movie clips, computer tools, and music to more effectively engage youth. In addition to the scheduled time, she enjoys just hanging out with teens and getting to know them on a more personal level. She and her husband Harley both felt a strong calling to become members of Family in Christ and minister to their youth in May of 2006. She feels so blessed to be a part of their team of volunteers embracing and enriching the youth programs.
Outside of youth ministry, Carrie is proud of being most known as “the mother of the twins”. These sweet, inquisitive, and rambunctious identical twin girls make sure there is never a dull moment in the household and almost daily provide inspiration for youth lessons. Other sources of lessons come from the 5 years she worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. Carrie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Prior to attending CU, she gained valuable insights from living in various locations the Air Force sent her father and the family.
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Wes Jones
Student Ministries Leader
Wes is a 2016 graduate from Colorado Christian University. His love and passion for children and youth drove him to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education. However, as the Lord led him through his degree it became clear that he is currently called to work with youth in a different way. For the last six years he has been a part of LIFT Student Ministries. He was a member of this youth group, but as a senior in high school he became a volunteer youth leader at LIFT. Whether he was a student or leader, Wes has loved every second of it. The youth give him an exuberant spirit and energy. He loves leading youth toward Christ in any way possible whether it is through crazy and fun games, small group discussion, Bible studies, mission work, or sharing experiences he has had. His desire is to impact every student he encounters, because his life was so impacted by his youth leaders as a teenager. Wes’ ultimate goal is for Christ to be glorified and known in this next generation, and he prays God will use him in whatever way possible to make that happen. Finally, Wes’ biggest joys in life come from serving others for Christ, playing and watching any sports, spending time with friends and family, playing board games, and being outside in God’s marvelous creation!
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Carmen Braaksma
Office Manager
 
 
 
 
Carmen joined the staff in July of 2003. She is a native of Colorado, born in Leadville and grew up in North Denver. She has been in administrative support positions since she graduated in 1979 from North High School. Carmen and her husband Ron were married in 1991. They have no children but consider their little dog Pebbles to be just as special as a child. Carmen enjoys doing all kinds of crafts from woodworking to paper crafts.
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Morgan Kellum
Director of Life Group Ministries
 
Morgan joined the church staff in June 2015 to oversee the Life Group Ministry. Her desire is for those attending Family in Christ to be a part of a small group community, staying connected and growing in their relationship with Jesus alongside other believers. In a church this size, it is easy to become ‘lost in the crowd’ and Life Groups can counteract that by helping our big church to grow smaller.
Morgan and Brett were college sweethearts and married in 1998. They have four school-aged children and when they aren’t running their brood hither and yon for activities, they enjoy hosting friends and family in their home and connecting over a meal.
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Julie Walden
Welcoming & Enfolding Ministries
 
 
Julie and her husband David have lived in Colorado for 27 years and call our beautiful state home. Julie graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI with a Math degree many moons ago and recently retired from a 33 year career in the Defense Industry, most recently with Lockheed Martin. Having grown up in the Christian Reformed Church, Julie is honored to enter a new phase of life and service to our Lord at Family in Christ Church. She lives in Broomfield and enjoys spending time with her daughter Jessie and son-in-law Tony Huerta, but her real joy is her granddaughters Mia and Ava as they live in Broomfield as well. Julie’s two 4 legged sons, Lievert and Leuk keep her busy along with her other hobbies of camping, aerobics and leisure travel.
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Char Campbell
Director of Women’s Ministries
 
 
 
In her 30 years of teaching Business, Marketing, and Technology, Char has learned that networking makes for a dynamic ministry team. She is thrilled to be leading the active Women’s Ministry team as we together serve the women of Family in Christ.
Char has a B.S. in Business Education and M.A. in Counseling/School Counseling. She has been married to Ralph for 35 years. They have two adult children and three (four in January, 2014) grandchildren.
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Judy Jorden
Director of Community Outreach
As Director of Community Outreach, Judy’s desire is to see adult volunteers have a variety of opportunities to reach out into our surrounding community and “do good”. She believes that loving others outside the church walls is a dynamic way to be the arms of Jesus in a hurting world.
Judy has a Masters Degree in Adult Education, Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University and was a career counselor at Front Range Community College for 10 years. She enjoys seeing adults use their gifts and passions, in a ministry that energizes them.  Judy also loves getting her hands dirty in her garden, having a “proper” afternoon tea, reading a good book, and playing with her 4 adorable grandchildren.
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Kelly Vath
Children’s Ministry Team Lead
Wednesday Night Program Lead, Age 5 to Kindergarten
Kelly is a Colorado native from Conifer who moved to Grand Junction to attend college, that is where she met her husband Aaron Vath. Aaron first introduced her to Family in Christ in December of 2008 and she never left.
 
Kelly has worked with the Children’s Ministry at Family in Christ for several years. Starting as a volunteer teacher, then working as a communications coordinator and now as the Peak Children’s Ministry Lead.
 
Kelly has a Bachelors in Marketing from Colorado Mesa University, and an Associates in Radiologic Technology from the Community College of Denver. This however was not the path which God had planned for her. God gave her a heart for children and teaching them the gospel of Christ in fun and interactive ways.
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Tonya Baker
Children’s Ministry 3rd & 4th Grade, Program Support
Tonya has always had a passion to work with kids. From running a full time in-home daycare to assisting with children’s ministry at her previous church; Tonya’s role overseeing third and fourth grade Sunday school class is something she feels quite at home doing.
Being a mother of three, she not only has first hand knowledge on what it takes to work with kids but also understands the ins and outs to keep them happy and eager to learn.
 
Graduating from Metro State University with a B.A. in Human Development, and a minor in elementary education, Tonya is not only well cut out for her role at Family in Christ but also is extremely happy to follow the path God has laid out for her. 
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Courtney Rich
Children’s Ministry Age 3 to Kindergarten
1st & 2nd Grade, Tuesday Night
 
 
Courtney and her husband Matt got married in 2007 and have a son and a daughter. Courtney graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught first grade and kindergarten in Aurora Public Schools before having her son and daughter. In her free time, she likes to go to the museum, zoo and mountains. Courtney teaches science classes at elementary schools on the side.
 
Courtney began working in ministry as the Moppet Coordinator for the Mops group at Family in Christ. Later, was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the children’s ministry team. Courtney has a passion for helping children grow in their faith and character while also encouraging them to look beyond themselves by helping and serving others.
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Sheila Shea
Children’s Ministry Saturday Night
Preschool, Program Support
 
Sheila’s desire is to pass on her passion for children to other adults and youth and train them to bring up children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Her goal would be to have all children come to a saving knowledge of Christ. She also wants to help parents with the spiritual guidance of their children during these formative years and make Christian education a priority.
 
Sheila is a graduate of St. John’s College of Cleveland. She began working in Children’s Ministry in 1968. She began teaching in Christian schools in 1971 and is currently on the board of Child Evangelism Fellowship. She has been part of the Children’s Ministry team at FIC since 2002. She and her husband Mickey have a son and daughter and 2 Grandsons.
 
 
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Angela Schenk
Director of Nursery Ministries
 
 
Angela is a mother of Mya Lynn, born March 28, 2007. She works full time outside the house processing payroll. She has been in the accounting/payroll field since 1998. She also works 1 day a week in our church office preparing the weekly bulletins. Angela loves spending time at home with her husband Tony and daughter Mya.
Angela has worked with children of all ages from newborns to high school over the past 16 years. She has worked in day care centers, volunteered in nurseries, taught Sunday school, and lead student ministry meetings at several churches. Throughout all of this her heart has always been to work with young children. Angela has volunteered in the Nursery at Family in Christ since 2005.
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Randy Borden
Facility Manager
 
Randy has lived in Colorado for 29 years and feels blessed to call Colorado his home. Randy graduated from Du Bois Area High School and Jefferson County Vocational Technical School in Pennsylvania with a degree in Building Trades.  He recently retired from a 37 year career in Professional Driving, Fleet and Facility Management.  Having grown up in a Presbyterian church he has served on the Trustees Committee as well as Leading several volunteer groups in the church. He is delighted to become a part of the Christian Reformed Church. He is also excited about serving his Lord and Savior at Family in Christ Church. He lives in Broomfield and enjoys spending time with his family and church community. He loves baseball, football, the Walk to Emmaus and the Kairos Prison Ministry.
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Katie Barnhart
Web & Graphic Designer / Communications
 
 
Katie is one of the newest members of the Family in Christ staff. She went to Family in Christ’s youth group in her high school days, and is now happy to be a part of the church family that works incredibly hard behind the scenes. Katie just recently graduated from DeVry University with a Web/Graphic Design degree, and loves using her artistic skills for the Glory of God at FIC. Summer 2015 she married her loving husband Scott, in beautiful Red Rocks, Colorado, and loves the newlywed life! In her spare time she also enjoys photography, and snowboarding in God’s majestic Rocky Mountains.