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Craig Hasselbach

I have been called a “sky pilot” (a.k.a. preacher) with a serious bent towards adventure. I’m a husband and a father. I often use bow, barrel, fly rod and mountain bike. I enjoy travel. But what defines me the most is my relationship with Jesus Christ. My greatest adventure has been my spiritual journey of growing in the grace and knowledge of my Lord and Savior. My life is an adventure…


Steve Paxton

Carol and I met at a Baptist Student Union at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce) in 1981 and married two weeks after we graduated in 1983. A week later, I went to work at Hewlett-Packard in the Dallas area. We lived there until 1996, when HP moved us out to Fort Collins. We brought with us our three daughters. Our oldest graduated from CSU and is now lives in Paraguay; our middle daughter also graduated from CSU, married and starting her career;


Craig Fortunato

Craig and Rhonda moved here in July 2004 to join the team at LifePointe Church.  They were married in 1995 and have lived in Colorado all their lives. They have three beautiful girls and a 85 pound yellow lab named, Otis that keeps their lives full of life! Craig loves LifePointe Church and the people of Fort Collins. Helping people connect to one another and grow in their faith through LifeGroups is a passion for him.


Dale Williams

Dale and Jan met when they were students at the old Fort Collins High School.  After her nurses education, they were married in 1959. Dale finished a BA at the University of Colorado – Boulder and then a MA in Missions at Denver Seminary.  They served for 35 years in Africa, teaching theology and communications in Madagascar and Ivory Coast.  Jan was a nurse for the Peace Corps.

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Zack Yarbrough

A few days after Missy and I were married, we threw our few belongings into a truck and drove to Fort Collins, Colorado for the first time in our lives, answering a call God had placed on our hearts to serve at LifePointe Church.  We have thoroughly enjoyed starting our lives together here over the past few years.

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Jeremy Justus

I got to marry the greatest woman ever in July of 2010, and her name is Adrienne.  She and I had known each other for many years before I finally got my stuff together enough to realize I needed to ask this girl out…a year later we were engaged in the coolest Christmas tree hunting excursion ever, where the end of the hunt was a little lit tree in the woods with a little red present under it that had a ring in it…she said yes!


Bethany Venekamp

Fort Collins has been home to me my whole life. I am blessed to attend church here at Lifepointe with both my parents and in-laws. A little over a year ago I married my best friend, Eli, and we stay busy as college students and ranchers. In addition to my position here at Lifepointe, I am pressing on toward graduation with a degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University. One of my daily joys is seeing young students grow into musicians as their piano teacher, possibly the best job ever!

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Wes Moore

Bonnie and I were married in July of 2004, after a long-distance relationship that began when we served together at a Christian camp near Estes Park. After enjoying marriage for seven years, our family expanded when we welcomed our daughter Audrey to the world in 2011. Our son Caleb joined the family in 2013. I love dates with Bonnie and daddy dates with our little ones, and we all love getting outside together – hiking, biking, or camping.


Travis Thomas

I was born in South Bend Indiana and have lived there the first twenty-two years of my life. My family is awesome. My dad is a pastor and my mom works in a bakery. My older sister is an athletic trainer at Bethel College in South Bend. I love our family walks, watching the Steeler’s games together, and family competitions. I am glad that I get to join the LifePointe team as the high school and middle school coordinator.

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Cheryl Blatchley

I was born here in Fort Collins, growing up in Bellvue (just west of Fort Collins). I went to elementary and junior high school in Laporte, graduated from Poudre High School and continued my education at Colorado State University. I met my husband, Tim, at a church college/career activity in 1986 and we married in 1988.

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Suzanne Jeffers

My family and I have attended LifePointe since June 2013. We moved to Fort Collins from Henderson, NV, where we attended Highland Hills Baptist Church and I was the Preschool Director.

I have been married to my husband, Aubry for 9 years. We have 3 children; Josiah (7), Jayden (6), and Joel (5).
I feel so blessed and excited to be the Early Childhood Coordinator at LifePointe, and looks forward to meeting you!

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Jeri Templeton

I have a wonderful husband, Bill and three beautiful girls, Katie, Robyn and Allison. One in each school –elementary, middle and high which is crazy in its self! I grew up in Arvada, Colorado. My first teaching job took me to Houston, Texas where I taught 5th grade and met my husband. After we were married we moved to San Antonio where I taught 4th grade.


Barb Hill

My family moved to Fort Collins in 1952. We started attending LifePointe Church and this has been my home church ever since. I began ministering at LifePointe in September of 1996. I love working in the church and with the staff. I have two children and six grandchildren. Twin granddaughters and four grandsons. Being a grandma is the best!

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Megan Spiegel

I am originally from Wisconsin, go! pack! go!, my family moved to Ft. Collins when I was 10 years old.  We made LifePointe our family church almost immediately.  My parents are also still members, Margaret and Kevin Bakka. I have a younger brother, Paul and sister, Laura. I am truly blessed to have them as my family.