Dr. Jeffrey Clark was installed as Pastor/Teacher at Aspen Ridge Church on September 27, 2009. He has 20+ years of pastoral experience, including church planting, evangelistic and missionary work and theological leadership. He loves teaching the Scripture and providing application to the issues people face in daily life. Pastor Jeff received a Master of Divinity (1986) and a Master of Theology (1995) from Talbot School of Theology. He also received a Doctor of Philosophy (2006) from Fuller Theological Seminary, writing his dissertation on “The Sovereignty of God in Evangelism.” He has been married for 21 years to his beautiful wife, Mary; further, God has blessed Pastor Jeff and Mary with three children. Pastor Jeff loves to read and hike in his spare time. He also enjoys golf, tennis and skiing. This summer he has also been asked to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Denver Seminary. He is teaching an online class in Systematic Theology to some 20 prospective Christian leaders. Pastor Jeff has recently authored an e-book "If God is in Control...Why Evangelize" that is now in publication with WaveCloud publishers and will be published by other sites in the near future.
Pastor Kreg joined Aspen Ridge Church in February of 2017 as the Director of Youth Ministry and was later licensed as a pastor of the church. Originally from Michigan, he still visits family regularly there. He graduated from Frontier School of the Bible with a Bachelors of Biblical Studies, he also met his wife Becky while in school there. Kreg and Becky have been married since 2009 and have two wonderful children Kirk and Brooklyn. Kreg worked for Dare 2 Share ministries helping to train students and leaders in evangelism for almost 5 years before coming on board with Aspen Ridge Church.
Matt is an experienced worship leader, music producer and recording artist. He is also a composer and song writer. He runs a side business creating audio productions, mixing and mastering commercials for the NFL, NBA, NCAA, NHL and MLS. He has a B.A. in Religion from St. Olaf College, where he studied philosophy, voice, music theory and music composition. He was also a 2-year member and soloist in the St. Olaf Choir. As Interim Director of Worship Arts, Matt has agreed not to be a candidate for the full-time permanent position, but we are thankful for his role in taking on the Worship Arts department during this transition.
Debbie is a Colorado native. She and her family have been attending Aspen Ridge Church since they moved to Conifer in 2007. She has been highly involved in MOPS, AWANA and Children’s Ministry at Aspen Ridge for years. In 2014, she began working as the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries, and transitioned to Interim Director in 2017. She has been a Christian for her entire life and has a passion for teaching children biblical truths in a fun and interactive manner. Her goal is to help children gain a strong Christian foundation that will last throughout their lives. Debbie has been a CPR and First Aid instructor for over 20 years. She and her husband Adam also own a local business, LCI Signs, in Pine Junction and have two daughters.
Eric joined the team as Director of Small Groups in January 2018. He has a fire for small groups at Aspen Ridge Church, in part, because they literally changed his life. He dreams of a day when everyone at the church is a part of one or more healthy small groups, and one where everyone in the Evergreen/Conifer community personally experiences God in practical ways through the people of Aspen Ridge. Having spent some of his adolescence and adult life as a prodigal son, he has a particular passion for reaching the "happily lost" in his circle of influence. The study of theology and Christian apologetics is of particular interest to him as he works at the craft of evangelism.
In addition to his ministry here, Eric also has a thriving private law practice. When he is not building small groups or representing the rights of clients, he spends his time being a loving husband to his wife Danielle and devoted father to his three boys. When he can find the time, he delights in fishing, hunting, hiking and camping in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
Shelby accepted the Director of Communications position for Aspen Ridge Church in March of 2013. She strives to communicate the identity and mission of the church to the community in a way that invites neighbors to encounter Christ. "We want to let our community know that we're here...that we care...and that there's nothing in life that is as important as knowing Christ." Her background includes a Master's program in Digital Media from the University of Denver and work for Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company as a producer and video editor, before taking a break from her career in order to raise a family.
Shelby enjoys camping, music, good graphic design, homeschooling and spending time snowboarding with her husband, Nathan, and three children.
Paula joined the Aspen Ridge Church staff in May, 2013 as the Office Manager. She has a passion for helping people in an administrative capacity and making sure people feel welcomed and appreciated. “This is a job and a ministry all wrapped into one, and with the Lord’s help, I want to do the best that I can with both!” Paula has an extensive background in administrative secretarial work and management skills through the business world and most recently through our local school district.
Paula, her husband, Danny and their two children joined our church family in 2013. As a family, they enjoy playing tennis, heading out in the Jeep and watching movies. Paula and Danny met in Texas and have a secret (shhh!) passion for country/western dancing! She was privileged to grow up in a Christian home and receive Christ at 9 years old and is thankful to know that her family is also walking with the Lord. “We are grateful to have found a home in Christ together at Aspen Ridge Church!”