Here are the folks who have been nominated to be elders for the next two years. Please pray for God’s guidance as you carefully consider each nomination. Then join us for our next Family Meeting on April 17 during our morning worship gathering where we will affirm five new elders. If you have any questions or concerns about the nominees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Hayes is a young man with a passion for martial arts. The martial arts gym that he manages and Atlas are two places he calls home. Atlas has brought him so much happiness, peace, and love through Christ and for that he is eternally grateful.
Chloe Hinton is a 27 year old Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology, hailing from Minneapolis MN. She is incredibly passionate about serving others, whether that’s as a therapist, a friend, or a daycare lady. In her free time she loves to dance, sing, and spend time with incredible people.
Emily Nelson is a Swederican, born and raised in Greeley, CO. She is an artist. She has been in a 3 year process of some major self discovery, forcing her into some very exciting places creatively. She loves how visual art and music feeds the soul and thinks that taking time to feed the soul is fundamental to success in this life. Laughter also feeds the soul. She believes chicken costumes are hilarious fun.
Jeff Paul grew up outside Cincinnati, Ohio and has been involved in church life since he was young. While he has struggled with the dogmatic religious practices of his youth, he has consistently experienced God and he has found pursuing after God to be a life worth living. He desires to help others experience God’s love and find peace.
Layne Petersen is a 46-year-old graphic designer who has the privilege of sitting in a dialysis chair for four hours three times a week (as it keeps him alive and healthy). He’s lived in Greeley for approximately 90% of his life and has been hanging out at local joints like Roma’s and Margie’s since they opened. He volunteered in youth and worship ministries for 20 years and is excited to see what God has in store for Atlas.
Dave Powell is an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan, supporting his team in wins, losses, and ass-whoopings. He and Becky have been married 20 years and have four children. Dave’s prayer is Philippians 3:10-11: “That I may know Jesus and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death so that I might attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
Scott VanLoo is a father to two sons (Ari and Elias) and enjoys being out in nature, playing soccer and music. He has an MA in Special Education and a Principal’s license and is currently an Assistant Principal at Twombly Elementary in Fort Lupton. He also consults with education organizations in the areas of equity, diversity, transformational leadership, mindfulness, and engaged teaching.
April Hook is a Greeley native that loves her community. She and her husband have a one-year-old son. She is passionate about science, faith, and helping people.