Leads in many areas, including children's ministry , worship and pastoral counseling for which she trained under her father-in-law, John Sandford, founder of Elijah House. Heads up Lighthouse Women. Plays several instruments and gives voice lessons to members for free, having been trained professionally as a vocal music major in college. Preaches occasionally. Has written a book called "Living with Dad" and recorded a CD of worship. Fills her house with knicknacks and our church with joy. 



Mike has decades of experience as a pastor, missionary to Russia, and a planter of ministries. Married to Patty and with grown children. Mike now works with us to be certain our people are cared for in every significant life event. He is full of wisdom and carries healing and prophetic gifts.



Inez is married to our missions pastor Ray Saragosa. She holds a degree from Denver's Metro State University and worked for many years with the Thornton, Colorado police department as a victim advocate. For a number of years she has developed and led our Healing Encounter Weekends and is well versed in both Elijah House principles and Restoring the Foundations. She and Ray have several chidren and many grandchildren. Although Inez has been with us as long as her husband, she has been on our staff since 2017.



B.S. in business administration. Has been on our staff since 1996. Works hard to keep the staff in line whenever we need money. Scrupulously diligent and honest. Plays keyboard on the worship team. Mother with two kids, both grown.



Yo has been with us for a long time, first as a member, then as our bookstore manager, and now we've added this title to her list. She works part time but usually puts in full time hours! She also serves in our counseling department and carrries a strong prophetic gift.


Isaiah Patil

Joining us September, 2019, Isaiah is full time working with high school and middle school to rebuild and reestablish our youth ministry. He is 24 and married, from York, Pennsylvania. He has completed both the Elijah House 201 and 202 trainings where he met and hung out with most of our administrative board members and counseling department people. He has experience in drug and alcohol treatment and has worked with the youth program in his home church in PA. He's also both a worship leader and a great drummer! 



Ryan is new to us as of November 2020 and serves here full time. Ryan holds a B.A. in Christian Education from Grand Canyon University. He has served in various positions in the body of Christ inclusive of children, youth and senior pastoral ministry. He serves the city of Denver in various ways through outreach and social justice. He has been in ministry since age 10, has been in ministry 20 years and in pastoral ministry for 13 years. He is the Father of 5 amazing children and has a passion for children.

About our staff:

Most of our staff has been with us for a long time, some as long as 18 to 19 years. Stability lends dependabiity to the ministry. Our highest commitment and aspiration as individual people is to conform to the image of the Son. We value the trust our people grant to us and we know that to earn that trust we must reflect the nature of our Lord and walk by the highest standards of morality and integrity. Each of us cherishes truth-speaking. We need to hear from our people, even when it makes us uncomfortable. We want to walk in the heart of Father God and we long for all to feel safe with us. And we want to know you!