R. Loren Sandford – Senior Pastor
In full time ministry since 1976. B.A. College of Idaho, 1973. Graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, 1976. Songwriter, recording artist, worship leader, author of “Visions of the Coming Days: What to Look for and How to Prepare”, “Purifying the Prophetic: Breaking Free from the Spirit of Self-Fulfillment”, “Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift”, “The Prophetic Church: Wielding the Power to Change the World”, “Renewal for the Wounded Warrior: A Burnout Survival Guide for Believers”, and coauthor of “Life Transformed”. Producer of fourteen music CD’s. Married since 1972. 3 grown kids. Nine grandchildren. Body-builder, expert skier.
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Nathan Sandford – Co-Pastor/Youth and Young Adult Pastor
Primary responsibility for youth and young adults but also a partner and co-pastor of the church. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Metropolitan State College at Denver, May, 1999. Master of Arts in youth and family ministry, Denver Seminary, 2004. Preachers’ son. 36 years old. Happily married to Mindy July 21, 2001. They have four children and minister as a wonderful partnership. Full of fire and vision. On our paid staff since 1998. Bodybuilder with an intimidating physique. Even he won’t ski with his father (but Mindy will!).
Beth Sandford – Executive Pastor
Senior Pastor’s wife, same kids, same grandkids. Ordained. Leads in many areas, including worship, prophetic team ministry and counseling. Directs our excellent children’s ministry. Plays several instruments and teaches voice to several of our members. Preaches occasionally. Author of the book “Living with Dad”. Recording artist with one CD to her credit. Fills her house with knick knacks. Keeps Loren sane.
Ray Saragosa – Missions and Community Impact Pastor
On our paid staff since 1996. Ray has been dedicated to developing our community impact and missions outreaches since September 2002, giving away tons of food and clothing to the needy of our community, taking teams to help inner city ministries with outreaches and nurturing our growing Native American connections. With his wife he oversees Healing Encounter Weekends. Married with grown kids. Grandfather. Loves to ski with the senior pastor, a life-threatening pastime. Probably says something about his personality.
Penny Leon – Counseling Director/Executive Secretary
Has been with us as a counselor for a number of years and was licensed as a minister in 2005. She stepped into the executive secretarial position in July 2006 and has been lighting up our office with her warmth and love. As of June 2010 she became our Counseling Director overseeing all the various aspects of our inner healing ministry, which we call TRANSFORMATIONS. She is married to Bill. They have three grown children and one grandchild.
Donna Gully – Business Manager
B.S. in business administration. Has been with us on staff since 1996. Works hard to keep the staff in line whenever they need money. Handles stress well! Plays piano on our worship team. Single mother of two kids. Pays out the health insurance premium in case Loren doesn’t come back from skiing in one piece.
Iris DeLong – Secretary
Iris is a welcome addition to our administrative team. Currently part time, we’ll move her up just as soon as we possibly can. She has been part of our church for many years and joined our staff in 2010. She has two grown children and two grandchildren.