Paul has served in his local church as a Sunday school teacher (children to senior adults), elder, youth leader, counselor and mentor for the last 30 years.
Answering the call to vocational ministry in 2002, Paul began studies at Denver Seminary. While at seminary, Paul served Bethany Church in Boulder, Colorado as the Minister of Pastoral Care (2002-2006) and Interim Minister (2004-2005).
In 2006 Paul began pastoring The Little Church in the Pines, Salina, Colorado and is still there. Upon graduation from Denver Seminary with a Master of Divinity, May 2007, Paul also began serving Bear Creak Community Church in Evergreen, Colorado as the Interim Pastor for this new church plant, serving until February 2008.
He joined the faculty of Denver Seminary as an Adjunct Professor, teaching intercultural missions in September, 2007. Paul is currently also pastoring Hillcrest Baptist Church in Arvada and has begun a new church plant, also in Arvada.
Upon completion of Missional Church Planting Apprenticeship Program with Missio Intensive, Paul began conversations with Missions Door regarding church planting in the Denver metro area.
Paul has a passion for establishing the church within neighborhoods in a missional fashion, a goal that matches that of Missions Door.
In September 2008, Missions Door appointed Paul to begin planting a neighborhood church network in the Denver metro area. Paul and Brenda are excited about the potential harvest for the Kingdom.
Paul is the youngest of seven children and was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. At age 6 he was led to faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior by his father. Paul knew he was called to ministry at age 14, and has remained active in church leadership his entire adult life.
Brenda was raised in a Christian home. When she was 12 she went to see the movie “A Thief in the Night.” At home that night she asked Jesus for salvation. Following this she was mentored by her 8th grade Sunday school teacher.
Brenda lives one day at a time in constant prayer. She is regularly encouraged by the Lord as she experiences His continual provision and answered prayers. Others count on her to pray for them because of her reputation for faithful prayer.
Paul and Brenda were married in 1986 and live near Paul’s parents, providing care, love and support in their advancing years. They have two children: Reed and Brittany.