MEET OUR STAFF
Senior Pastoral Ministries
Steve Thulson –
Interim Senior Pastor
I’m excited to be part of this great 4Cs family for a season while leaders search for a new Senior Pastor. I love to explore the Bible to see what God says he’s doing and then spot that in our lives together. My wife, Darlene, and I live in Littleton where I pastored another Covenant church for 31 years before semi-retirement. I enjoy hanging out with our three adult children and seven grandkids, reading, taking long bike rides, and messing around on my guitar.
Gloria Merritt –
Pastor of Worship Arts
At 4Cs, it’s a blessing to lead a talented and Christ-loving team of worshipers week to week to help our congregation encounter the LORD and know Him better through the celebration of worship!
We enjoy many styles, including hymns and contemporary music. Lent and Advent are yearly highlights. I also love being a Mimi (grandma) to 7 precious kids along with camping, hiking, biking, good books, and gourmet coffee with friends!
Oscar and Carla Cortez –
Pastors Oasis de Salvación
Leading people to Christ is our passion. This is why we have come to Colorado to plant a church for the Spanish-speaking community in the area.
As Pastors of Oasis De Salvacion, we seek to love disciple and empower families, and individuals, to know God and follow Jesus.
With God’s help and the loving support of 4Cs, we invite people to COME • SEE • LIVE (VEN • VE • VIVE), God’s overwhelming power, love and faithfulness.
¡Dios les Bendiga!
Scott Parr –
Pastor of Family and Missions
As Pastor of Family and Missions, I help strengthen individual families and the church family as a whole. In my work with the Missions Team, we steward 4Cs missions giving and help 4Cs people grow as followers of Christ in how they engage with our mission partners and service opportunities. The love of Jesus compels me to share his love, truth, and salvation with others. My wife, 3 sons, and I like hiking and trips to the beach.
Brittany Romine –
Children’s Ministry Director
I provide leadership and vision to the Children’s Ministry program development, administration, implementation and evaluation. Also, discipling and shepherding children ages birth through 5th grade.
My relationship with Jesus is personal and someone I walk with and talk to daily and find my truth and comfort in Him.
I love to travel and have just 2 more continents to go to! Love to go to the beach whenever the opportunity arises.
Rachel Maske –
Children’s Ministry Intern
Claire Teague –
My passion is helping students to own their faith for themselves, and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching, meaningful relationships and awesome experiences!
My relationship with Jesus has become the foundation of everything that I am, and knowing Him has brought me the greatest joy and freedom! In my free time, you can find me hanging out in the mountains, cooking, and using my truck camper.
Brian Kainz –
I love youth ministry because it brings me such a joy to walk with students through the highs and lows of adolescent life, encounter Jesus, have their lives changed, and invite their friends into the joy of life in Christ! And students are just so dang funny and real!
Jesus is someone to rely on fully, and I trust that He will hold me, strengthen me, encourage me, and lift me up when I am too weak.
I love to be outside with my wife, new daughter, and dog! Hiking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, and playing music bring me joy and fill my soul. In the meantime, I’m usually drinking too much coffee and not sleeping because of my sweet new daughter.
Community and Adult Ministries
Nathan Alley –
Director of Community Growth
I love empowering believers to grow deeper in their role of God’s mission through the Church. When we come to Jesus, our lives begin to change and we become more like Him! Real change in Jesus happens through the community of fellow believers! I am so grateful for God’s work through our 4Cs community and would love to help you connect with the body of Christ! A couple things to know about me, I love to study and learn, and I am definitely a ‘foodie’. Jess, my wife of 17 years, and I have three boys. As a family, we love to play games together and watch movies.
Clarene Shelley –
I feel it is my calling to provide pastoral care and support to the congregants and staff of 4Cs as well as the broader community. Jesus is the Cornerstone of my personal life and my work for 4Cs. I like to laugh out loud as often as possible.
Operations and Administration
Donni Harms –
Executive Office Manager
I am the Executive Office Manager, Pastor’s Assistant and Facilities Manager here at 4Cs and have been on staff since 1998. Obviously, 4Cs is my home away from home.
Jesus is my only Hope and the Hope of the world and the world to come. I don’t know how people who don’t know Him are able to cope with life’s trials – I am so blessed to be the beneficiary of a “generational” Christianity – having family who introduced me to Him at an early age and modeled His love and told of His sacrifice for me and for those who accept His free gift of grace.
My children and six grandchildren are the blessings of my life! They do a great job of filling up the spaces in my off hours.
Jim Auslen –
Executive Operations Manager
I am responsible for managing church finances, facility repairs, IT and other business functions. My relationship with Jesus means everything. Something fun about me, I’m an accountant. There is nothing fun about me.
Joanne Thoutt –
I am the office administrative assistant which means I have the absolute privilege of supporting the staff and my church family in a very wide range of duties. Jesus is my hope and deliverer for all the trials of this world, he never promised the road would be easy but if we are faithful our reward is Heaven. Family time with our kids and dog and grand-dogs is my favorite. My husband, Keith, and I love to garden, craft, travel, and eat!