Pastor Gaylen and the PFC church family is thrilled that Chris Stanfield and his family; wife Kelly, son Isaac, age 15, and son Ian, age 12, and daughter Emma, age 8 will be arriving in Paonia June 7.
Chris’s main responsibilities will be to work with and disciple people in the 20-38 age group. He will be assisting with other church responsibilities including preaching from time to time and during the month of August. The August sermon theme is entitled: “The Modern Family: Connecting The Gospel With Church And Home”
Another priority for Chris will be developing small groups ministries, with more information coming soon.
Philosophy of Ministry
Chris describes his Philosophy of Ministry in part by stating, “It is my desire to allow the Lord to use my gifts to disciple people so that they can be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, to help them understand God’s grace and desire for initiate relationship. I want to walk with families in such a way that they understand the process of spiritual growth…and to build a greater sense of community within the body of Christ.”
Chris graduated from Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Youth Ministry in 1998. Since then he was Lead Pastor since 2008 at Chandler Friends Church in Chandler, OK. Prior to that he was an Associate and Youth pastor at Rose Hill Friends Church.
His hobbies and interests include hunting, fishing, camping and golf, and of course cheering for his favorite sports teams with his family. (Could that be the Broncos?)
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, a graduate of Mitchell High School, Chris is a native Coloradan who still has parents and a sister and her family living in Colorado Springs.
The congregation will welcome Chris to our church on Sunday June 12.