meet our leaders
Along with teaching and praying, Ben can be found serving in almost any capacity. He is creative, faithful, and is often seen helping behind the sound booth or teaching our kids. He is a great support and encouragement to Pastor Jay.
Fun Fact: Ben finds that tending a large vegetable garden gives him the occasional insight into ancient Hebrew idioms.
The big guy with a big beard and even bigger heart, John can usually be found with a kid in his arms and one or two wrapped around his legs. He is married to Fran and has four children whom he loves and leads faithfully.
Fun Fact: John is a 90's hip-hop and R&B loyalist! The only lyrics he has better memorized are scripture.
Mike, the man on a mission. Mike is passionate about his church and it comes through in his dedication to making things the best they can be. Mike teaches our kids, helps with sound ministry, and will happily volunteer to serve anyone who needs it.
Fun Fact: Mike has been lauded as having "the finest beard on the East Coast."
Welcoming, kind and others centered, Dan is the guy everyone likes to be around. He plays percussion for worship, teaches our children, and will always be there to pray, laugh and drink coffee with you.
Fun Fact: Dan is a Colombian who grew up in Israel and was in a punk rock band with Gabe.
This man can make a mean cup of coffee, but more importantly he is also an incredibly humble and godly servant. Gabe is usually seen doing the behind the scenes tasks, teaching our kids, or engaging with his church family.
Fun Fact: Gabe was once stranded overnight in the jungle of Costa Rica.
THRIVE KIDS MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Faithful, discerning and passionate, Rachael brings a whole lot to this team. She organizes us and helps to keep things running smoothly. She is gifted with children and is always excited to teach and serve our little ones.
Fun Fact: Rachael spent a semester abroad in Scotland and is married to Gabe.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR/CHURCH MOMMA AND WIFE/BEST FRIEND OF OUR PASTOR
Julie can be found helping with worship or kids, wrangling her children, or praying with someone in need. She teaches the Ladies Bible Study and helps organize and coordinate anything related to women's ministry. She is a gifted teacher who has a passion for discipleship.
Fun Fact: Julie married her high school sweetheart (Jay) while barely out of high school.
WORSHIP LEADER/CHURCH INTERN
Briana met Jay and Julie during her time at Bible College in New Zealand where they were ministering at the time. She is passionate about serving the church and has become the Colbeth's "right hand." She is a valuable asset to the team and we are excited to have her.
Fun Fact: Briana drove cross country to become the church intern and can play cajon like an angel.