Paul and Jean were seasoned servants of Christ, having served in churches in Indiana and Nebraska, when they were appointed by Missions Door on March 16, 1999, as church planters to the Las Vegas metro area. In addition to serving as the launch pastor of Summit Ridge Church in Las Vegas, Paul has served as a church-planting Specialist for Missions Door in both the Southwest and the Rocky Mountain regions.
In January 2019, Paul was appointed to move from church planting to disciple-making and leadership development. This new appointment will allow him to make continued impact as he invests in the younger generation. His focus will be to develop and implement a community-based, relational evangelism and disciple-making strategy in Northern Colorado using Jesus’ model of a balanced focus on winning the lost, building up believers, equipping workers for the harvest, and training up reproducing, disciple makers. As Paul says, “Jean and I have lived out the mission ‘of helping individuals find and follow Jesus’ for the past 20 years! Our mandate does not change. Our strategy will continue to be making disciples who live out both the character and priorities of Jesus!”
Paul is passionate about three things: his family, fishing and fishing for men. His ultimate pursuit is to orbit daily in close proximity to Jesus and to be transformed into His character. His major goals in life include impacting his grandchildren and populating heaven with as many people as he can reach!
Paul trusted Christ as his Savior as a young boy while growing up in Southwest Missouri. His journey following Christ led to Denver, where he received his biblical education degree at Western Bible Institute (Currently Colorado Christian University). Paul then completed his graduate studies at Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Jean, a registered nurse, trusted in Christ when she was a child. She finds her greatest delight in following Jesus and impacting her family and friends through that relationship.
Married in 1971, Paul and Jean have four children and ten delightful grandchildren who capture their hearts.