Leadership

STAFF

SCOTT RITTERBUSH

Senior Pastor

REID GORDON

Associate Pastor of Worship

  • Born and raised in Nebraska (Go Big Red!)
  • Played Division II Football in College
  • Married a Division I Soccer Player (she never lets me forget who is the better athlete)
  • Three young kids, two sons and one daughter (my dad joke game is on point)
  • Did grad school at Denver Seminary (no jokes here, just grateful for the education)
  • LOVES to read (bookstores are my happy place)
  • Been in Colorado four years (and five years before that, with a little break in the Chicago suburbs between)

CONTACT
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  • Grew up in Washington state and lived in Chicago for seven years before moving to Denver
  • Married his high school sweetheart
  • Attended Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (this is when I developed a love of books with footnotes)
  •  Loves playing music (the first instrument I learned was cello, the most recent was mandolin)
  • Terrible at sports (I was an orchestra kid in High School) 
  • Guilty pleasure is McDonald's (unfortunately there is one right next to the church) 
  • Loves to hike (I have often been accused of intentionally misleading people about the length of a hike in an attempt to make it a longer trip)

CONTACT
[email protected]

JOYCE BERTRAM

Children and Family Ministry Director

  • Married with 3, 5 or 7 kids.
  • Moved to Colorado in 1996 to be closer to family.
  • Serving Bethany as the Director of Busy Bee Preschool since 2001, 
  • Holds a Master's in Education with undergraduate degrees in social work and child psychology
  • Served at the University of Illinois for 13 years, as the state wide coordinator for training in the area of disabilities
  • Previously President of the local chapter of The Arc, and The Arc of Illinois
  • Previously a skier, a camper, a lover of crafts, music, travel and hospitality
  • Continuing life as a lover of Jesus, prayer and His word

CONTACT
[email protected]

MEREDITH HAUN

Children and Family Ministry Coordinator

  • Colorado Native, Born & Raised (Authentic Mile High Accent)
  • Worked with kids for more than 25 years (official eyes in back of head)
  • Married over 1/2 my life (still mastering communication skills)
  • Two adult children (time flies while having fun)
  • Have a green thumb (and purple toes, pink ears, brown eyes)
  • Animal lover (except rodents, spiders, snakes and other "heebee geebee" critters)
  • Always a tune in my head (aspiring "front whistler" in future band)

CONTACT
[email protected]

AMBER WILEY

DINAE DREESSEN

Office Administer

  • Grew up in Florida (Go Gators!) but also lived in North Carolina and Hawai'i.
  • Was a missionary for 11 years with Cru. Besides being escorted through the jungle by machine-gun-wielding Guatemalans, working as a magazine journalist was by far her favorite job ever. 
  • Taught private piano lessons for over 20 years . . . turns out 5-year-olds are way better at time management (practicing) than teenagers. Who knew?
  • Loves the outdoors, especially freediving and rock climbing. If you aren't into heights or underwater adventure, let's go hiking sometime!
  • Is passionate about eco-friendly options and educating people about helping the environment, especially oceans. Styrofoam and single-use plastics are her enemies.
  • Considers herself a bit of a “foodie," loves music and time with friends.
  • Married a guy from Hawai'i. Yes, he surfs. :)

CONTACT
[email protected]

Facility Manager

  • Native Coloradan, I've lived in the high mountains, foothills, and plains (I'm a mountain girl through and through)
  • Worked in Sales, Retail, Management, Public Works (and everything from Flower Arranging to Snow Plowing)
  • Mother of three kids and married for over a decade
  • Love being in nature (also love bringing nature inside... there is no such thing as too many flowers)
  • Love creating art (and can spend hours at Hobby Lobby)
  • Enjoy learning new things and having adventure whenever possible

CONTACT
[email protected]

MARY KATHERINE MORRIS

JEFF KOCH

Hospitality Resident

  • Born and raised in south Alabama; University of Alabama graduate (roll tide!)
  • currently pursuing a masters of divinity at Denver Seminary
  • Loves studying church history and reading the early church fathers’ writings
  • LOVES hiking and kayaking (grew up on the water)
  • Hopes to one day be able to do ministry on college campuses across the United States
  • One of my hobbies is finding healthy ways to make delicious desserts (I love clean eating as much as I love sweets)!
  • I’m an open book, I love sharing my testimony, and I will never turn down an opportunity for good conversation over coffee. 
  • In my free time I like to lift weights, explore new cities, and people watch from park benches.

CONTACT
[email protected]

Student Ministry Resident

  • Born and raised in Reno, Nevada (it was awesome to have Lake Tahoe in our "backyard") 
  • Married to Emma since 2019 (I wouldn't be able to do what I am doing without her!)
  • Graduated in 2013 from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor's in Neuroscience (I wanted to be a doctor)
  • Studying for a Master's in Old Testament at Denver Seminary
  • Been a Green Bay Packers fan ever since I can remember because my favorite color is green (sorry Bronco fans)
  • A coffee lover, especially pour overs with something sweet to eat with it
  • Enjoys being outside and spending time with my wife
  • A bit of a foodie (I love to cook and try new foods)

CONTACT
[email protected]

ELDERS

Scott Ritterbush

Scott Ritterbush

Gary Bateman

Gary Bateman

Jim Bever

Jim Bever

Reid Gordon

Reid Gordon

Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Keith Mathers

Keith Mathers