Leadership

Pastor, Elders & Staff

Our Elder Team

Larry Corman

Larry was born in San Antonio, Texas and went to college at Texas Tech along with the University of North Texas. He moved from corporate life in northern California in the early 80’s and met his wife, Trish, shortly after, in Durango. They have 3 adult children and four grandchildren. After retiring from Fort Lewis College in the School of Business Administration, Larry enjoys all of the outdoor activities in this area (hiking, fishing, hunting), traveling, and involvement in Bible Study Fellowship and other small Bible study groups.


Ray Gilbert

Ray was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent his career at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He met his wife, Karen, there and together they have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. They retired to Pagosa Springs in 2006 and love living here.  They both have a passion for studying and discussing God’s word. They love family and friends and enjoy spending time outdoors – camping, mountain biking, and skiing

Eric Fisk

Eric was born in Denver, Colorado and is a 4th generation Colorado native. He spent his career working for Lockheed Martin after graduating from Colorado AeroTech School for aircraft mechanics. He met his wife, Denise, in 1988. They moved to Pagosa Springs in the fall of 2018. They love Pagosa because it has it all - golf, fishing, hiking, scenery and great people. Eric enjoys serving wherever he can for the Lord.

 

Rex Nelson

Born to proud Texans, Rex was raised on a farm in the Texas Panhandle. He met Marlys, his wife, in OK where they married on December 23, 1978. Upon retirement from his career with Ditch Witch in 2009, they moved to Pagosa Springs. His passions include designing and building useful items, exploring the beauty of SW CO in his 1969 Ford Bronco, and sharing the love of God that he has felt throughout his life.

Don Ford

Don was raised in upstate New York with his six siblings. At 20, he moved to Tempe, AZ to attend ASU and moved to Pagosa Springs in 1980. Six years later, he met his wife, Paula. They have two sons, one daughter and ten grandchildren. When not running his construction business, UCAL, Inc, Don pursues his passions which include following the Lord, playing with family, trying to play golf, and pitching in softball.

 

Dave Stene

 Dave serves as Lead Pastor and as an elder. He and his family moved to Pagosa Springs in 2015 and previously has served churches in Gillette, WY and Sioux Falls, SD and served on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He has a passion to explore new places, hike, golf, spend time with his family and help people grow in a relationship with Jesus
 

Our Staff Team

Dan Burch

Worship Arts Director
 Dan and his wife Venita moved to Pagosa Springs in 2006 from Southern California. He works at Pagosa High School as Music Director. He and his wife are also very involved in the community in various music endeavors. Dan and Venita have a heart to lead worshipers into the presence of God each week. 

Darren Gantt

Youth & Family Ministry Director
 Darren and his wife Lindy moved to Pagosa Springs during the summer of 2018. Darren grew up in Murray, KY, home of Murray State University, where he and Lindy first met.  Shortly after they married, Darren began a fifteen year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Discipling youth and strengthening the family are a passion for them.

Stephen Porter

Director of Children's Ministry and Technology
 Stephen and his wife Christy grew up here in Pagosa Springs. He has been involved with Children's Ministry throughout his life. Stephen  and Christy moved back to Pagosa Springs in 2013. Stephen has a passion for children's education through the local church and other avenues throughout the community.

Amy Stene

Administration
Amy is married to Pastor Dave. They met while in college in Minnesota and have three boys. Along with keeping things running administratively at the church she also co-leads the Women's Bible Study. Amy enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, being outdoors and most of all, spending time with her family.