TRANSITIONAL PASTOR:
Ed Nelson

Pastor Nelson comes to us with forty-five years of pastoral experience. His ministry has allowed him to serve in a variety of areas for the Church of God including the associate pastor, senior pastor, special assignment missionary to Russia, and adjunct faculty to Warner Southern College.

He has served as Senior Pastor at Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Indiana; South Lake Wales Church in Lake Wales, Florida; Peak Community Church in Fort Collins, Colorado; and Sloan’s Lake Community Church in Denver, Colorado. Ed retired from active Pastoral Ministry on February 3, 2017.

Email: pastored@grandviewcc.org

WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR:
Sheri Tesar

Sheri joined the GrandView staff as the Director of Worship Arts in 2016. Sheri believes that music is an incredible gift from God that allows His people to respond to His sacrificial love and mercy towards us with all of our will, our emotions, our intellect, and our physical bodies (Mark 12:30). The corporate worship gathering should be an overflow of the personal worship time each individual believer spends with God during the week as we seek to honor Him in all that we do (Col. 3:17). The goal of corporate worship is to encounter God and leave changed and encouraged, ready to go out into the world to serve Him, doing the good works He has prepared for us to do (Eph. 2:10).

Sheri earned an M.A. in Worship Studies from Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, Illinois in 2014 and a B.S. in Worship Arts from Dallas Christian College in Dallas, Texas in 2011. She was ordained into Christian Ministry in 2014. She is a songwriter, has written articles for Worship Leader Magazine and the Arise! blog on CBE International. You can read more about Sheri’s views on worship and her reflections on Scripture via her blog.

Sheri has been married to her husband Chris for over 25 years. They have four children:  Sabrina, a college senior; Zachary, a high school senior; Jenna, a high school freshman; and Kindra, a 7th grader.

Email: worship@grandviewcc.org

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Vickie Hernandez

Vickie has been attending GrandView Community Church since 2013.  She has been married to her wonderful husband Joe for 28 years and they have 3 wonderful children: Darren, Ryan & Meghan, along with one grandchild, Oliver. In her spare time she enjoys making cards, candles, lotions, sugar scrubs, hiking and biking.  Her passion is to help and serve other people.

God has blessed Vickie with His children to teach and show them how to have a relationship with the Lord.  She, along with the kids, have a lot of fun learning and serving God on Wednesdays and Sundays.  She would love to meet you and have your children join in the fun!

Email: children@grandviewcc.org

YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Chris and Lisa Trickett

Chris, and wife Lisa came to us from Rosharon, TX where Chris was the Youth Director at the First Baptist Church in Rosharon.  God has been building Chris up and molding him for youth ministry since leading worship at Young Life back in the spring of 2003.

Chris’ process for this comes from Psalm 119:9 and Matthew 28:19.  We are all called to make disciples.  There is no way to do that without the Word of God.  Our responsibility as disciple-makers extends no further than building relationships, teaching the Word, and modeling the life of a follower of Jesus.

Chris was raised in a God-fearing home by parents that loved the Lord and taught him in biblical ways.  On the way to his family’s hunting lease, his mother and sister shared the Gospel with him in their family van.  He crawled to the rear of the van and prayed that Jesus would enter his heart…..about 10 times just to make sure.

Chris enjoys ultimate Frisbee, singing/playing guitar; backpacking, and cooking with Lisa.

Email: youth@grandviewcc.org

TREASURER
Elaine Plante

Elaine and her husband Don began attending GrandView Community Church in 1993 just a few months before they were married.  They have been blessed since then with a precious daughter whose name is Katie.  Prior to becoming a mother, Elaine was employed for ten years at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs where she worked in the Accounting department.

She began as treasurer at GrandView in 1998.  She stepped out of the position for three years, but then resumed that same role again in 2014.  Elaine is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys homeschooling her daughter, gardening, hiking, and playing the piano.

 

Email: treasurer@grandviewcc.org

SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATOR
Ellen Hanawalt

Ellen has been employed at GrandView since 1985.  She is a woman with a gigantic heart who exemplifies Christ as she is always looking for ways to serve others and is highly skilled in church administration.  Ellen and her husband Larry attend Calvary United Methodist Church and own and operate their own home improvement business.  They have six children and are blessed with thirteen grandchildren plus two great grandchildren.

Ellen has been deeply devoted to GrandView and has always given far beyond her job description. She is passionate about outreach, helping people in need, and her hobbies are golf, reading and grand kids. We are truly blessed to have a faithful person of excellence on staff like Ellen Hanawalt!

Email: admin@grandviewcc.org

NURSERY COORDINATORS
Laura Lancaster & Laura Rhodes

We have been blessed to have a mother/daughter team taking care of our nursery for the last few years.  Laura Lancaster and her daughter, Laura Rhodes provide excellent care for our infants and toddlers.  They are available every Sunday during worship service and on Wednesday evenings mid week services.  They are also available as needed whenever there are special programs needing childcare. Our babies and toddlers are in excellent care!

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Sarah Frank

Sarah has been attending GrandView Community Church with her parents since 2003. She is married to Jason, they have a beautiful cat and are waiting for God to bless them with their first child. Sarah understands the intricacy of domain names, hosting and social media. She currently works for Epik.com, a Christian registrar, as their Director of Marketing and Social Media. Since joining Epik, she has built their social media platforms while still providing the Legendary support her team is known for. She loves everything but especially Jazzercise, hiking, and climbing the Manitou Incline once a month!

Email: socialmedia@grandviewcc.org

Property Management
Bill Gundel

The GrandView Council of Elders

GrandView uses the New Testament model of leadership by electing elders as overseers of the business matters and ministry endeavors of the church. Elders are elected by the general assembly from the congregation and can serve 2–3 year term. The Council meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Our church staff also meets with the Council of Elders during this time.

Rob Chevalier, Council of Elders Chair

Angela Merckx, Vice Chair

Angela has attended Grandview Community Church since birth (43 years) and has been married to Josh for almost 19 years, and together they have 3 kids, Kayla (16), Luke (13) and Alicia (9). She received her undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Athletic Training, Physical Education and a Minor in Education. She went on to complete her graduate degree from Furman University in Health and Exercise Science and currently works as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Teacher at Colorado Springs Christian School. She has served GrandView in a variety of areas; she has been the Children’s Ministry Director, coordinator for missions, Sunday School teacher for adult and children, and Springs In Bloom coordinator.

Jeff Ingram, Secretary

After four years in the Army, Jeff attended Anderson University, where he graduated with a BA in communications. He and his wife, Nancy, then accepted the call to missions and served with Reach Beyond, as special assignment missionaries for the Church of God. Their 21-year journey in missions took them to Ecuador and Singapore where he worked in international broadcasting, administration and finally pastoral care for missionaries living around the world. Having just left Reach Beyond, Jeff now works as a life coach. He and Nancy have been married 32 years this year. And he’s thankful both of their boys also live here in the Springs with their wives.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has attended Grandview Community Church since 2014. He is married to Maureen and they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He owns and operates his own Flooring Company and has worked in the floor covering business all his working life. Chris came to know the Lord as a boy but was baptized very shortly after coming to Grandview. He runs a prayer group on Saturday mornings, assists with Security during Sunday service, and assists as a greeter. Chris loves camping, fishing, and spending time with his wife and his family in his free time.

James O’Brien

James moved to Colorado June of 2017 from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a Project /Construction Engineer in the Wireless Communications Industry. Prior to Oklahoma he lived in Memphis, TN for approximately 25+ years but considers himself a native of Nashville where he grew up. He met his wife Bernadette while both of them worked for AT&T in Nashville in 1984 and they have been married for 33 years with one son, Christopher, who resides in Sand Springs, OK. They started attending Grandview in November of 2017.

James is an avid cyclist, both leisure and competitively in Road and Cyclocross but also likes walks and nature. He enjoys playing guitar and has found himself drawn into the Praise Worship movement and was involved in Worship Teams for the past 20 years. He enjoys facilitating/participating in adult Bible studies and small groups.