I've been Lead Pastor at IAC since 2015. I've had a lot of diverse influences in my life of faith, but through it all God has drawn me closer to the heart of the gospel: what God has done for us - not what we can do for him - is the heartbeat of life with Jesus. I also love teaching at the boundaries of the gospel & culture, and you can find some of those classes at kenrobertson.org. When I'm not writing sermons or keeping coffee shops afloat with my black tea addiction, I'm probably camping in a pop-up with my wife Sarah and my daughters Zoe, Livvy, Cosette & Myriel.
I have focused on raising lifelong disciples of Jesus in student ministry for two decades. I've also been a church planter and a team-based leadership coach with Spiritual Leadership Inc. Along with my wife Lyndee and kids Isaac and Grace, I have a deep love of the wild and living simply. We spend much of their time backpacking, gardening, hiking, cooking, and chasing chickens.
I'm a Deacon and am grateful to serve as the half-time Welcome Pastor at IAC, leading the Welcome Team that helps people find home within this community. I'm married to Nick and have three kids. I love having "reading suppers� with them once a week, a time when everyone gets to bring their own book to the dinner table. Together our family enjoys good food, good company, good books, being outdoors, and homeschooling together.
My husband, Peter, and I have been a part of IAC for about five years. I was ordained as a deacon in 2021 and love helping others as they meet God at the Eucharist table, grow in their walk with him and develop into leaders. We have four children and three grandchildren and love spending time with them. I also enjoy baking, reading, quilting, and camping.
I've been married to my husband Scott for over 30 years and we are the lucky parents to 8 kids! Some of our kids came to us via the miracle of adoption. I love gardening, all things theater and reading in my spare time, which I finally have some of nowadays! I've been working with Kid Ministry all of my adult life and am passionate about helping kids to know and follow Jesus.
I have the best job ever! I love worshiping alongside kids as they grow in their identity as children of God and people of worth. God delights in his people, especially these little ones. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, caring for my houseplants, hiking, and skiing. You can often find me working at one of my favorite coffee shops in town, enjoying a dark roast.
I'm a Deacon and the Pastor of Shepherding and Administration. I previously served with Awana, the Navigators, and as a pastor in Colorado Springs. I married my wife Carol in 1980 and have three married kids (as well as nine grandchildren!) who all live in the area. We have led marriage ministries for many years and are both focused on raising the next generation of laborers and leaders for the Kingdom.
I'm a "cradle� Episcopalian whose Church of England grandparents immigrated from Caribbean countries to New York City. I was ordained to the Diaconate in 2004 in an Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs. I joined IAC in 2006 and transferred my orders to the Anglican Church. I love Guiding refugees, struggling single moms and others with life skills, but I'm always seeking ways to serve God's people at IAC and in the Colorado Springs community. I'm married to Luther and we have a combined family of seven children and lots of grandchildren.
Deep joys include our grandkids, reveling in beauty, enjoying meals with friends, companioning others toward Jesus and bringing the Word to bear on the realities of life � whatever those realities may be. Being an assisting priest at IAC makes space for each of those. The primary work for myself and my wife Beth, however, is with Barnabas International, where we provide pastoral care for missionaries globally. Although this requires much travel, IAC is home!
My husband and I moved here in May 2023 after I finished my MA in Theology at Wheaton College. After seven cold years living in the Midwest, I am very thankful to be back in my sunny hometown of Colorado Springs! Several years ago, I would've told you that I hoped to get a PhD in Theology and possibly teach in higher ed, but during my degree I realized that I'm so much more passionate about the practical, lived theology of the church. In my spare time, I love to read, garden, and sew.
I'm ridiculously blessed to be married to Jenelle, a remarkable Iowa farm girl. Together, we're raising two extraordinary young children: Theo, the compassionate superhero, and Penny, the imaginative artist and play director. I love the mountains, tropical islands, and sailing the ocean. When I'm not caring for my family or exploring, my greatest joy is drawing others into the complete freedom of knowing and receiving God and His incredible work.
My love for Jesus began when I was 32 years old: late in life, but not too late for Him. My hubby's name is Tylor & together we have 5 kids, 3 love-in-laws and 6 grandchildren. My favorite things are coffee, books, birds & sushi. Our hearts have always been tied to Colorado and our love is solidified through the One that called us.
After being raised by parents in the ministry, I gradually lost faith in my teenage years — but God never gave up on me. I made an existential decision in my early 20's to make the pursuit of beauty a priority in my life. Now that I better understand how God is the ultimate source of beauty, goodness, and truth, I believe that this was a movement of the Holy Spirit. Through music, film, literature, and the arts, I was somehow mysteriously being drawn back into the arms of God before I even realized it was happening. It was only a matter of time before I was reintroduced to His goodness and eventually His ultimate truth. I am grateful for the opportunity as Director of Communications to hold open this same bridge God built to reconcile Him and I for the rest of the world as well.
Residing in southern Colorado Springs, I enjoy time with my wife, daughter, and one annoying but indispensable Australian shepherd. A great day for me includes rock climbing, coffee, and curious but compassionate conversation with my framily (friends + family). Oh, and maybe a New Orleans Saints win to cap the day. Who Dat! Most importantly, in all things, I am striving to be more like Jesus.
I'm married to J.T. and we have three beautiful daughters and live in Pueblo West. Our hobbies include skiing, taking care of our chickens, and planting all the plants! I'm from the South so we als olove a good Mac and Cheese or banana pudding. IAC holds a special place in my heart and I really enjoy working here!
Joel and I both grew up in Colorado Springs and have been married for over three decades. God has given me a deep love and passion for His Church, which is currently being expressed through a call to serve as a Deacon and (amazingly) plant a church. In 2021 we moved to the San Luis Valley to be closer to family and to plant a church in the small town of Monte Vista. We are so excited about all God is doing and would love to have you visit us sometime soon!
My family and I moved from south Louisiana to the Springs in February, 2021 to enjoy the outdoors. Little did we know the Lord would also be moving us into deeper places of healing and trust with Him through this church planting apprenticeship opportunity. I bring five years of previous experience as a pastor, one and a half of which involved church planting. My wife, Jess, along with our two kids, Cohen and Sophia, like being outside and sharing quality time with friends.
I'm married to Jerusalem and we have five kids Jr high and younger. I love learning, reading, and dropping C.S. Lewis quotes as often as possible (sorry, not sorry). I enjoy hiking, climbing, Jeeping (yep, it's a verb), black coffee, long and leisurely conversations, puns, playing and watching soccer with the fam, and becoming more fully human as Jesus draws me into the life of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
At the end of 2001, my wife Sallie and I felt God calling us to plant a church in Colorado Springs, so we moved here to do so. What began with just me, Sallie, and our sons soon grew into the thriving, vibrant community known as IAC. Now a Bishop over a group of churches called a Diocese (see more about our Diocese of the Rocky Mountains at rockymountainanglican.org), I am usually traveling to oversee churches across the west. I am passionate about the gospel and about helping people step into who God has made them to be. I also enjoy making some outstanding barbecue and green chili and playing with my delightful grandchildren.
The Church Council is a team of lay leaders empowered to steward the church’s vision, values, and finances.
Danielle Mellema, Warden email@example.com
The Transformation Team is a team of staff and lay leaders that dreams and designs new and creative ways for IAC to live into our vision.
The Executive Team is a team of staff that integrates, shepherds, and resources the breadth of IAC’s Ministry Teams. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacoby Elliott - email@example.com
Shawna Perry - firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance & HR:
Faith Garrett - email@example.com
Daniel Van Valkenburg - firstname.lastname@example.org
Devin Arinder - email@example.com
Our Ministry Teams carry out the ministries within our Discipleship Pathway and reflect the breadth of healing that the gospel brings.
Art & Faith:
Catechesis (Classes): firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & Tech:
Daniel Van Valkenburg
Students (7th - 12th):