Our Lead Pastors

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Pastor Chris Reiter

Chris is one of the Lead Pastors. Pastor Chris and his wife, Pastor Cherie, have served in ministry together since 2002. They have three children: Abigail, Micah and Samuel. Chris completed his undergraduate degree at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma with a B.S. in Theology. He was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2007. He continued his post graduate education at Northwest Nazarene University receiving a Masters in Missional Leadership in 2009. Chris’ main passion in ministry through discipleship, where he aims to help individuals know the importance of daily practices, rhythms, and habits of a life of faith. Chris loves spending time with his family, hiking, camping, trail running, and reading. He has backpacked all over the northwest including the Sawtooth Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and the Canyonlands.

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Pastor Cherie Reiter

Cherie is one of the Lead Pastors with her husband Chris. Cherie received her Bachelors of Arts in Music in 2000 from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2020. Chris and Cherie, along with their three kids, fostered children from birth to 8 years old from 2020 to 2023 with Hope's Promise agency, and believe in the call to be on mission to their community in as many ways as possible. Cherie also serves Colorado as the Women's Ministry Director for Colorado Nazarene Discipeship International. Cherie is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ. She preaches at conferences, retreats, and camps, where her main focus is Kingdom transformation, studying scripture, and becoming healthy in heart, soul, mind, and body. Cherie loves spending time with her family, enjoying coffee with friends, thrift store shopping, hospitality, and music collaboration.

Do you have questions about the biblical position for women pastors? We are glad you asked. We believe God calls both men and women to lead the Church. Here are some resources to begin understanding the scriptural perspective on female pastors.

Our Support Staff

Becky Garrett

Connection Kids Director

Becky Garrett serves as our Connection Kids Director. Becky and her family moved to Castle Rock in July of 2023 from White Rock, New Mexico. She has been working in children’s ministry for the past 10 years, including 6 years as Children’s Ministry Director at La Vista Church of the Nazarene. Becky also worked in children's ministry at a church plant in Bremerton, WA and in Silverdale, WA. During the week she is a high school English teacher in Highlands Ranch. Becky's passion is teaching the Bible, introducing kids to all that church and the Christian life can be, and getting them involved in Kingdom work!

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Connection Teens Directors

Anthony and Alyssa have served The Connection Church over the years in many positions, and their hearts continue to be drawn to discipling the next generation toward Jesus Christ. They serve as our Connection Youth Directors. They have 2 young adult boys, 1 daughter-in-law, and 2 teenage boys. They are constantly finding ways to love on the community around them while raising boys who love and follow Jesus.

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Worship Pastor

Pastor Cherie Reiter serves as the Worship Pastor, discipling current and next generations to use gifts, talents, and calling to engage in worship, visual arts, and prayer. She completed her undergraduate degree at Northwest Nazarene University in Music in 2000, and records and composes music and worship songs, as well as leading and training vocal and band members. She plays a wide variety of instruments, and leads from piano or acoustic guitar.

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Facilities Managers

Chris and Cherie serve as the Contracts Coordinating Managers.

Do you need to utilize classroom space, or the entire church building for your meeting, business, or event? Contact Pastor Chris or Pastor Cherie for scheduling and information.

 

Our Leadership Board

Karen Davis

Karen Davis

Karen Davis leads on the board and serves as our local NMI: Nazarene Missions International chairwoman.

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Jeffery Glover

Jeffery Glover leads on the board and serves in the worship teams on Sundays.

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Jake Garrett

Jake Garrett leads on the board.

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Alyssa McCartney

Alyssa McCartney leads on the board and serves as our local NYI: Nazarene Youth International chairwoman. Alyssa also serves on the Women's Ministry team.

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Tanya Baird

Tanya Baird leads on the board and serves as the Church Treasurer.

Our Ministry Directors

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Sarah Jacobsen

Sarah Jacobsen serves as the Women's Ministry Director. Her women's ministry team consists of Brittany Corkern, Alyssa McCartney, and Cherie Reiter.

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Pastor Chris Reiter

Chris Reiter serves as the Men's Ministry Director.

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Chris Vinton

Chris Vinton serves as the Tech Team Director.