Leadership

STAFF

SCOTT RITTERBUSH

Senior Pastor

  • 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
[email protected]

REID GORDON

Associate Pastor of Worship

  • 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

Administrative Coordinator 

  • 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]

ELDERS

Zack Barton

Zack Barton

Gary Bateman

Gary Bateman

Jim Bever

Jim Bever

Reid Gordon

Reid Gordon

Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Keith Mathers

Scott Ritterbush

Keith Mathers

Scott Ritterbush