Jeff Foote


Jeff has been at Grace since 2012 and in ministry for over twenty years. A graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he is an experienced church planter, conference speaker, musician, and songwriter. He is passionate about helping people walk in love and not in fear.

He has been married to Abby since 1996 and they have 3 wonderful children, Rachel, Micah, and Jorah. Jeff is a baseball fanatic and likes to relax on the golf course.

Mike Strand


Mike joined the staff at Grace in 2015. He helps lead the worship through song on a weekly basis and enjoys helping people use music as a tool to worship God. He is a graduate of Denver Seminary and Taylor University.

Mike and his wife Cara married in 2015 and they have 2 kids. They all enjoy doing many outdoor activities together with their dogs. When he’s not at work or with his family, Mike enjoys reading, playing music, drinking coffee, and playing a wide assortment of sports and board games.


Tim Johnson


Tim is the old man and veteran of the staff! He and LaRita, his wife of 30-some years, have two adult children and a dog. They love living in and exploring Colorado. Tim tries to get fishing as often as possible, whatever the season! Tim received a Master’s degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and completed his undergraduate program at what is now Crown College. He loves to see people grow in their walk with God, and connect them with others who are on a similar journey.

James Buchanan


James joined the staff in January 2015. Prior to Grace, he served as a Children’s Pastor for 19 years in Arizona and California. He’s been married to his college sweetheart Tonya since 1992 and has 4 kids: Tori, Josh, Jackie and Justin. He has a degree in Church Ministries from Southwestern College in Phoenix with an emphasis in Youth and Camping Ministries.

His life ministry verse comes from Colossians 1:28-29. “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.”


Matt Altfeltis


Matt oversees the ministries at our Sandstone campus. He attended Trinity Southwest University and holds a degree in Christian Education.

Matt has been married to his wife Karla since 1994 and they have 2 kids: Emma and John. He is an avid mountain biker, fly fisherman, and enjoys most anything in the outdoors.

Ben Jones


Ben joined the staff at Grace in 2018. Prior to Grace, he served as a Family Ministry Pastor in Nebraska and before that was an office-based missionary serving Juarez, Mexico. He has been married to Kim since 2006 and they have 4 children: Eoin, Eloise, Ephraim and Emilia. He is a graduate of Covenant Bible College and is currently taking course work to finish his MDiv at The Pillar Seminary.

Ben is passionate about helping students to develop a lasting, sustainable faith through relational discipleship. He enjoys spending time exploring Colorado with his family, playing games of all kinds, drinking lots of coffee and traveling to the UK.


Brenda Bates


Brenda has been at Grace Church since July of 2006. She is the Director of Operations. Brenda graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Business Management.
She and her husband Don have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys camping, reading, gardening, cooking, sewing, writing, and traveling with her hubby.

Alisa Pene


Alisa has attended Grace Church since 2015 and came on staff as Administrative Assistant in April of 2018. She has a degree in Business Communications from Fort Hays State University and has spent many years working in schools, while raising her kids.
She married Todd in 1992 and they have 2 sons, Caleb and Josh. She likes spending time with family and friends, walking, hiking and organizing anything and everything!