Pastor Paul Jorden

Senior Pastor

I have served as Senior Pastor at Family in Christ Community Church since January 1997. Previously I served for 14 years as Pastor at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Fort Collins. I double-majored in biology & geology at Western Michigan University & received an M.Div. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Denver Seminary. I’m passionate about communicating God’s truth with clarity, warmth, & relevance to our daily lives. I enjoy leading a vibrant church with a gifted, dedicated staff. I also serve as a Church Visitor & Consultant for regional churches in the Christian Reformed denomination. In addition to leading, offering pastoral care & preaching, I enjoy summiting 13ers on the Front Range & tracking down rare birds & wildflowers. My wife Judy & I have enjoyed 40 years of marriage. We have two grown children & four grandchildren, the apples of our eye.

 
What’s your favorite treat or snack?
Triscuits with cheese
 
What’s your life verse?
Romans 8:39
 
What is your favorite season & why?
Spring, because of everything greening up & all the warblers passing through
 
What is your favorite book?
Reversed Thunder by Eugene Peterson
 
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I’ve hiked over 5,500 miles in the last 20 years
 
What was your first job?
Hoeing tomatoes when I was 10 years old for 25 cents an hour