Dr. John Craft
John has served in five churches over 30 years. He has ministered to students and adults in small-town and big-city settings in churches that have ranged from 150 to 2500, serving several Rocky Mountain Church Network churches along the way. John is passionate about helping churches make disciples by connecting with their communities and impacting the next generation. He has served on the board of Rocky Mountain Church Network and has participated in church assessments, leadership development, and pastoral coaching in that role. John spends most of his free time reading, drinking coffee, and riding his bicycle as far as he can.
John is married to Lori, his wife of 30 years. Lori is an energetic, cheerful, and supportive wife and mother. She has served in the Body of Christ in varying ways, including as a youth sponsor, small group host, Sunday school teacher, and women’s ministry worker. She is a lover of book discussions, live music, fitness, and fashion. John and Lori have two sons: Jackson, who lives with his wife, Peyton, in Colorado Springs and Cameron, who lives in Laramie, WY.
Mike Lundberg had been the pastor of Church on the Hill in Montrose, Colorado for 25 years. Now he is semi-retired and living in Colorado Springs. Before that, he served four years as the pastor of the Hooper Baptist Church. Before Hooper, during and following Denver Seminary, he was hired as the children’s pastor at Bear Valley Church in Lakewood and served in that capacity for six years. Pastor Mike values long-term pastorates believing they are the best for both churches and pastors. Above all, Pastor Mike desires for churches to come together in influencing the culture and advancing God’s kingdom both locally and regionally. He enjoys the outdoors as a hiker, climber, and skier both cross-country and downhill. And he has been happily married to Mary for over 42 years. They have a son Nathan who is married to Megan, and they live in Colorado Springs. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yes, he has an AOL email. Yes, that’s still a thing…
Phil Mitchell has spent the last forty years as a history professor—at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Colorado Christian University. He has also served in pastoral ministry since 1970, most recently serving as interim pastor of Grace Baptist, Laramie, Wyoming. He served as an associate pastor from 1971 to 1990 and as lead pastor from 1990 until his retirement in 2017. Dr. Mitchell is deeply committed to the well-being of our churches and the well-being of our pastors. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 47 years, have nine children and seventeen grandchildren. He can be reached at his website, the401stprophet.com, or by email at The401stprophet@gmail.com.
Jeff Giles has served as the pastor of Golden Prairie Church in southeastern Wyoming for over eight years. His prior ministry experience includes serving local churches in Lakewood, Aurora, and Longmont, Colorado as both an Associate and Senior Pastor along with Pam, his wife of forty-five years. A decade ago, Jeff and Pam spent a couple of years serving as missionaries with Pioneers based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Born in Italy, Jeff went to high school in Japan, college in the Philippines, taught school in Brazil, and has traveled extensively around the world for the cause of God’s Kingdom. He has served on the boards of Mile High Ministries and Rocky Mountain Church Network, facilitating Kingdom partnerships that continue to make a difference for Christ in metro Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. Jeff has a contagious passion for Jesus Christ—for personal intimacy with Him as well as a powerful impact for Him. He and Pam delight to share their Life in Jesus with others, including those in their Wyoming flock as well their four adult children and fourteen grandchildren who, for now, all live in northern Colorado. Reach Jeff at email@example.com.