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Our purpose is to worship God and love one another by taking Christ to the community and the community to Christ.

We are a multi-generational downtown congregation with active children, youth and adult ministries. We operate under a “safe gatherings” policy to keep our youth and children safe. Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.

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Pastor Steve Easterday-McPadden

Pastor Steve and his wife Kim come to us from Ft. Collins United Methodist Church where he has been the senior pastor. He has also served churches in Longmont and Durango. Prior to entering the ministry, Steve was an electric power engineer with Public Service Company of Colorado.

Pastor Steve received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Colorado and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He has been a cub scout master, he is a motorcycle enthusiast, bicyclist, guitarist and vocalist. He was the tenor banjo player in a Dixieland/gospel/jazz band. The Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation is another interest he has.

Steve’s wife, Kim, has worked as an office manager for Edward Jones in Ft. Collins. Along with her husband she has lead Disciple Bible studies. She belongs to UMW and likes to cook and do behind-the-scenes work for church dinners.

Steve and Kim have two daughters, Carly who is a registered nurse, and Darrel who is working on her PhD in physics. Their twin sons, Peter and Isaac, are enrolled at the University of Colorado. Peter is studying computer science and Isaac is studying chemical engineering.

Contact Pastor Steve by e-mailing pastorsteve@fumcgj.org


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Anna Aleksa

Director of Family Ministries

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Carolyn Campbell

Office Manager

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James Werner

Director of Music Ministry

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Jeannie Lewis

Director of Hospitality & Caring Ministries

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Jessica Mays

Director of Grand Valley Youth Ministry 

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Joe Henry


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Karen Ray


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Max Reilly


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Mike Legate


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Pam Fults

Director of Nursery/Childcare

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Phyllis Neff


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Roxie Denning

Financial Secretary

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Sylvia Lehmann


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Tim Johnston


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Yancey Brennan