Our Council



Terry Bessler
Terry has been married to his beautiful wife, Margie, since 1979 and they have 2 married children living in the Loveland-Ft. Collins area. Terry is serving his second term as an elder, and is also a member of the Prayer Council, the Men’s Ministry, the Empty Nester’s Life Group, and they lead and host the Homeward Bound Life Group. He has been involved in Kairos prison ministry since 2001. He loves this church (member since 2004) because of Paul’s great Bible-based sermons and because the wonderful friendships he has made at FIC, including all of those who have been a part of our Alpha program.
Bob Handwerk
Bob and his wife, Jeanne, have been married for sixteen years – both of them were raised nearby in Thornton, Colorado but met on a trip to Israel in 1998. The Lord led them to Family in Christ several years ago and they immediately felt comfortable with the friendly people, the Biblical teaching as well as plenty of opportunities to serve the Body of Christ.
Philip Jongejan
Philip and his family relocated to Northglenn in 1997 and commuted to their old church for 10 years before they decided they needed to change to a location that was closer to their home. They chose Family in Christ because of the youth program and because they felt welcomed from the first time they visited. FIC truly has become their family as they experience life together. 
Brett Kellum
Looking for a new church home is never easy, and after moving to the Front Range in 2013, Brett, his wife, and their four kids, were immediately drawn to the people of Family in Christ – a place where they have been able to grow in their faith and where each of them has found a community. Whether a part of the children’s ministry, the LIFT student ministry, singing on the worship team, or leading a Life Group, they love being a part of the FIC church family, and being able to serve in the ways that God has gifted each of them. As an elder and member of FIC, Brett’s prayer is that everyone who walks through the church doors will know the love of Christ and connect with people who will come alongside and spur them towards a deeper and more intimate relationship with Him.
Diana Rubenking
Diana was married for 25 years to Kevin – widowed in 2009! They have two adult children who were raised at Family in Christ!  Diana has called this church home for most of 25 years. She came to Family in Christ with a reverence for the Lord, however was looking for a more personal relationship with Christ. “She Found It”  Diana is currently serving as an Elder and has also served as a Deacon along with many other ministries. Diana has also served as a Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Leader for 3 years and will begin her 5th year studying the Bible with BSF! Diana has found friendships, love, support, family and spiritual growth at Family In Christ! 
Becky Scudder
Becky came to Family in Christ because of the variety of service times offered. She stayed because of the excellent worship, preaching, and friends she made who help her in her walk with Jesus. She loves that FIC runs an Alpha program, a safe place to explore Christianity in a fun and engaging way.
Aaron Smith
Aaron and his family have been attending Family in Christ for almost 10 years. From the the moment they visited FIC they have consistently appreciated the church’s unwavering commitment to meaningful worship, sound teaching, and desire to be actively involved in the lives of people in and outside of the church walls. Family In Christ is not just a name, it is absolutely the reality they live in and Aaron considers it a joy to be part of the family.  


Dan Clark
Dan and his wife Tiffany moved to Colorado from Michigan in 2010 and have called Family In Christ home ever since. They have two daughters and enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, biking, soccer or anything that gets them out in God’s creation. Dan and Tiffany also run the Alpha program.
Brian Mapes
Brian and Khristel have been married 25 years and have no children. They’ve attended Family in Christ since the new building was constructed. Brian has been blessed to be a Deacon for two terms, part of the Cadets Kids’ program, and a leader in the Men’s Group in the past. What drew him and Khristel to this fine church was God. As they were looking for a Bible-teaching pastor they found Pastor Paul – a man who truly wishes to share Christs’ words with us all in a way we understand, and can apply to our lives. The next step is to listen to what God is saying to you.
Robin McCarthy
Robin is a Denver native married to Jim. Pastor Paul performed their marriage ceremony 18 years ago. Managing Jim is now her full-time job since he retired two years ago. Robin is serving on the council for her first time as a Deacon, is involved in two Life Groups, and greeting and running the media program during services. She has been attending FIC for almost 19 years because of Pastor Paul’s messages, the worship, the opportunities to learn more about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus, and of course all the great friendships she has made.
Brian McKee
Brian is a Colorado native who grew up in Louisville and met his wife Christine while attending CU Boulder. He and his family have been attending Family in Christ for almost 8 years, and he is in his 2nd year serving as a Deacon. He has enjoyed wonderful opportunities at FIC, including playing drums with the worship team, going on adventures with the Men’s Ministry, and helping with the boy’s Cadet club. Brian and his family are truly blessed to enjoy deep fellowship, great Biblical teaching, an amazing Children’s ministry, and an exciting LIFT student ministry at FIC. These aspects have encouraged their whole family and helped them grow in their faith!

Travis Morgan
Travis Nicholson
Travis has been married to his wife Kim for 11 years and they are raising two children. Travis was born in Boulder but was raised in Thornton. After getting married he moved to the Arrowhead Subdivision right behind Family in Christ. His family commuted to their old church in Brighton until they watched FIC being built in it’s current location and decided to try a church within walking distance of home after construction was complete. They have called FIC home since the first visit.
Keith Osborn
Rhett Stephens
Rhett and his wife have lived in Broomfield since 2001. They have 2 daughters and enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, climbing and playing with the dog. They started attending Family In Christ in 2005. They fell in love with the friendly people at FIC and enjoyed the messages that Paul delivers. The FIC Children’s Ministry is a true blessing from God. Rhett and his family love how active the church is with the community, and enjoy being active in the family and outreach that is Family in Christ.