LEAD PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE NEWS

Updates about the search for the new Lead Pastor for ACC

LEAD PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE EVENTS

Members and friends of the ACC Congregation are invited to attend these public gatherings throughout the search process.

MEET THE SEARCH COMMITTEE

DAN FISHER
DAN FISHER

I have been a member of ACC for 55 years. I have served on the Worship Arts Commission, have been an usher, and have participated in choir, the Christmas
shows, and special music. I’m excited to help ACC move to the next chapter. I work in the payment processing industry.

ELLEN JOHNSON
ELLEN JOHNSON

I have been a member of ACC for eight years. I have served in a variety of ways: MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) Leadership- Hospitality Team and Co-coordinator; ACC Kids Camp volunteer and Leadership Team, volunteer with Children’s Ministry; Women’s Ministry Team; and Deacon.

While praying about the decision to serve on the committee, the phrase “do not lose heart” kept coming to mind. I looked up where this phrase appears several Times in 2 Corinthians 4. This chapter of scripture seemed to sum up my feelings. It’s an intimidating task we have before us but we DO have the power of Holy Spirit within us to accomplish it. I’m excited to see how God will work all things for His glory as we submit to His plan for our church.

I am a stay at home mom to Sammie (7) and Abbie (3) and wife to Kyle.

PETER LEE
PETER LEE

I have been a member of ACC for two years, and have served on the Children’s Director Search Committee and volunteered in Children’s Sunday School. ACC has welcomed my family since we’ve joined and want to see the future of ACC continue to grow with the right leadership.

I am a Finance Solutions Specialist at Ovintiv.

JERRY REIER, VICE-CHAIR
JERRY REIER, VICE-CHAIR

I have been a member of ACC for 40 years. I served on and as Chairman of Deacon Board, chairman of ACC 25th Anniversary Celebration, as a Royal Family Kids Camp volunteer, and have volunteered as a greeter, usher, and with the Arvada West High School partnership. I am presently active in three small groups, including a Men’s Group, Couples Group, and the Love Mercy Do Justice Group.

ACC is changing and growing. The challenges from COVID, transition of pastors, and other staff changes provide us with an opportunity to meet the needs of our existing members and be welcoming to those who are not yet here. I want to help choose someone who will lead us through the present and into the future.

I am retired.

KINSEY RINGENBERG, CHAIR
KINSEY RINGENBERG, CHAIR

I have been a member of ACC for 26 years, and have served in Women’s ministries for 13 years and youth ministries for four years. I started attending ACC when I was 13 years old. I went to youth group here and was baptized here. Luke and I were married here almost 16 years ago and our three children have been dedicated here. We have been involved in various ministries throughout our time attending as a family. “Here” is home for us and we are invested in seeing ACC grow and thrive. I am excited to be a part of helping our community choose a new pastor for this next season of ministry.

I have been a physician assistant in pediatric medicine for 13 years. At the beginning of 2022, our family decided that it was time for me to be home full time during this chapter of our lives.

BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, SECRETARY
BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, SECRETARY

I have been a member of ACC for 27 years. In my early years at ACC, I worked with children’s programs – mostly Pioneer Clubs and ACKC. I found great joy in serving on the Worship Arts committee and singing in the choir for many years. Serving on the Diaconate for 7 years developed in me a real love for our homebound folks. For the past 11 years I’ve been privileged to help publish
the church prayer line. I’ve been blessed by many friendships at ACC which have been nurtured through various Bible studies and support groups along the way.

I feel honored and humbled to serve on the Pastoral Search committee, realizing the weight of the importance of this task. I’m excited about serving alongside some wonderful teammates and I’m sure we all covet your prayers.

EVELYN SIMMONS
EVELYN SIMMONS

I have been a member of ACC for seven years and a member of the Council for three years. I am currently the Council Chair.

I have served in the Benevolence Ministry and have co-led a Small Group at ACC.

I am excited to see who God has for us because I believe great days are ahead for ACC! With the help of the Holy Spirit, the next Lead Pastor will be guiding ACC into the future.

I am retired from full-time ministry.

CRAIG VANDER LAAN
CRAIG VANDER LAAN

My family and I have attended ACC for about four years. I serve at ACC by greeting, ushering, attending the welcome desk, and helping with the security team.

I look forward to working and connecting with other people throughout the hiring process for a new pastor.

I am a third grade teacher at Van Arsdale Elementary in Arvada.

GORDON WU
GORDON WU

I just became a member but have been attending ACC for two years. l serve as the Council treasurer. I am excited to see the vision of ACC and help it develop. I am a father to four, a vacation travel planner, and I volunteer with the Red Cross.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions or feedback about the Search Team process, please contact the Committee Chair, Kinsey Ringenberg.