Steve Shaw - Senior Minister

Family: Adorable Wife - Christi; Boys of Summer - Ty & Haley, Caleb, Kellen, & Dillon

Interests/Hobbies:  Backyard wiffle ball with his boys, Elk Chasing, Romancing the bride of his youth (who happens to be the same bride of his current aged condition)

Favorite Bible Verse: "But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.  The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'" - 1 Samuel 16:7

Favorite Superhero:  Steve McGarrett of Hawaii Five-O

I would recommend...

  • V-8 Fusion mixed with Fresca (especially Peach/Mango), bubbly, yet healthy.

Phone: 970-249-5432, ext 12

Spencer Powers - Associate Minister   

Family: Wife - Renee; Kidlings - Natalie, Maverick, Jovie, Bo, Gracie, & Truly

Interests/Hobbies: Camping, Hunting, Drawing, Whittling, Building Stuff, Playing Bass, Watching Hockey & Football

Quirks:  Convinced the dryer turns his shirts inside-out; Word nerd, Greek geek; Is amused by pictures of the 10 Commandments where the commandments are labeled with Roman numerals

Favorite Bible Verse: "For to me, to live is Christ." - Philippians 1:21a

Favorite Hockey Bible Verse:  "Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools." - Proverb 19:29, NIV

Favorite Superheroes: Popeye & the Swedish Chef

Stuff I would recommend...

  • Books - Pointman, by Steve Farrar; Jesus Mean and Wild, by Mark Galli; Endurance, by Alfred Lansing
  • Movies - Facing the Giants, Popeye, One Night with the King, Miracle; Secondhand Lions

Phone: 970-249-5432, ext 13


Bryan Goforth - Associate Minister

Family: Wife - Marianne; Son-in-Law & Daughter - Austin & Crystall Benner; Son-in-Law & Daughter - Nathan & Jessie Davenport; Grandkids - Sophia & Jaxson Benner

Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, Fishing

Quirks: I like having a clean windshield

Favorite Bible Verse: "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me---the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." - Acts 20:24

Favorite Superhero: Batman

I would recommend...

  • Everyone take a missions trip to a needy country

Phone: 970-249-5432, ext. 22

Monica Phillips - Director of Music & Administrative Assistant

 Family: Husband - Joe; Kids - Kara & Justin 

Interests/Hobbies: Music of all Kinds, Camping, Off-road Adventures, Montrose Community Band, Techy Gadgets, Cooking, Teaching, Photography, Leading Teams, Creating, Graphic Design

Quirks: Hate Thunder, Love dogs & dog-training, NASCAR fan, fascinated by medical/surgical shows 

Favorite Bible Verse: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing." - John 15:5

Favorite Superhero: Elastagirl (she's a great mom, devoted wife, and super strong & stretchy) 

I would recommend...

  •  Treating chocolate as a vegetable, thus including it as a part of a balanced meal.
  • Feasting on God's word every day, relying on it to nourish the heart, mind, soul.
  • Popcorn & fudge together - it's a great combination!

Phone: 970-249-5432, ext 14


Donna CoRona - Secretary

Family: Son-in-law & Daughter - Tanner & Amber Good; Daughter - Ashley; Grandkids - Jess & Kate Good

Interests/Hobbies:  Camping, Picnics, Outdoors, Family

Favorite Bible Verses: 

  • "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." - Joshua 24:15
  • "I lift my eyes to the mountains--where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." - Psalm 121:1-2

I would recommend...

  • Hanging out with your kids.

Phone: 970-249-5432, ext 10


Adrienne Bowen - Director of Montrose Christian Childhood Center (Preschool)

Family: Husband - Don; Daughters - Elizabeth & Victoria


  • Family time!  
  • I love going to the movie theater.
  • I enjoy eating out at a restaurant, especially ones with cloth napkins!

Favorite Bible Verses:  

  • "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." - Romans 8:1 
  • "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" - John 14:6

I would recommend...

  • Enjoying your children, especially when they are young.  They grow up so quickly.  

Phone: 970-249-0710