Susie Grade

Susie Grade

Co-Pastor

Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin

First discovered Platt Park Church: 2001

Favorite Day Off Activity: Being in Frisco, CO doing just about anything with Tim (husband), Russell (4), and Lyla (2).

A little about me: Second to just being loved by God, I am a mom, pastor and business owner and pretty much addicted to time in the mountains with people I love. Prior to college, I spent one year studying the Bible at Ravencrest Chalet in Estes Park, then completed my undergrad in education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and my Masters in Leadership at Denver Seminary. I have worked in local churches since my twenties and spent a couple of years working with the international relief and development organization Food for the Hungry. For fun I enjoy being outdoors, cooking, hosting parties and floating around on our sailboat on Lake Dillon. I love reading entrepreneurial books, leadership books, spiritual formation books, and George MacDonald fairy tales, but most of all I love co-creating environments where people can encounter God and re-connect with Christ.

Tim Grade

Tim Grade

Co-Pastor

Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

First discovered Platt Park Church: October 2001 - first visit was the first Sunday after 9/11

Favorite Day Off Activity: My favorite day off activity is doing something with Russell and Lyla. Right now that might be playing in the yard, just being in Frisco, or running the aisles of Home Depot. But I look forward to skiing and going on hikes!

A little about me: Susie and I enjoy the random assortment of jobs we have assembled to be fully employed. My responsibilities include community life pastor at Platt Park Church, running our fun little business Sipping N Painting Highland, managing seven doors of rental property, and as it comes along doing some life/relationship coaching. But best of all I get to be married to Susie and get to be Russell and Lyla's dad and have fun with them!

Charlie Dodrill

Charlie Dodrill

Pastor of Worship & Spiritual Formation

Hometown: Born in Charleston, West Virginia. Lived in Montevideo, Uruguay; Medellin, Colombia; Kansas City, Missouri; Bangalore, India; the desert of Utah; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Denver.

First discovered Platt Park Church: February 1, 2014

Favorite Day Off Activity: Sitting still, riding my bike in the mountains, reading, watching sports.

A little about me: I felt a call to ministry when I was 14-years-old and it has taken many forms in many places in my life. Mission work, inner-city ministries, researching a miracle woman, two years as a monk, traveling the country as a singer-songwriter, etc. I have a degree in studio art (painting) and a masters (I hate that word) degree in spiritual formation. I am married to the Gem of the Earth, Liz Dodrill.

Anne Coughlin

Anne Coughlin

Family Life Pastor

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

First discovered Platt Park Church: I started attending at the old Grant Ave location around 2004

Favorite Day Off Activity: I love spending time in the mountains: hiking and camping in the summer months and snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.

A little about me: I'm blessed to have a wonderful husband, Jason, and two great kids to call my family. Before having kids, my passion was serving those overseas so I have a Masters in International Studies from University of Denver. Funnily enough, it was through Pathways that I then took a job with IDEAS, a Christian-based humanitarian aid organization. After kids, though, I started feeling compelled to serve closer to home. Literally. In fact, I decided to take some time off and stay at home with my children for a few years. From there, I started volunteering in the Children's Ministry classrooms and at the current Platt Park Children's Center. I realized how my passion had shifted as my life did!

Shirene Patterson

Shirene Patterson

Upstreet Ministry Leader | Communications & Ministry Support Admin

Hometown: Naples, Florida

First discovered Platt Park Church: 2011

Favorite Day Off Activity: When not teaching or singing, I love to read, play with our pup, Naiya, attempt to be crafty, and pretend to be a coffee connoisseur.

A little about me: I have a degree in Vocal Performance and also in Music Education and K - 12 Education and have over 16 years' experience teaching in some capacity. My passion for teaching stems from a deep love for people and for connecting to the world around us. I am also a professional opera singer and am working to take my career to the next level and see where the Lord leads. I am blessed to be married to the kindest man I have ever known, Noah. In 2012, Noah and I were married here at Platt Park...when the carpet was still red!

Allison Motsenbocker

Allison Motsenbocker

Youth

Hometown: Wayne, PA

First discovered Platt Park Church: 2015

Favorite Day Off Activity: Hiking, camping, spending time with good friends, and traveling to new places

A little about me: I have been working with youth in church, parachurch, and camp settings for over ten years and have loved every minute of it! I just received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and am excited at the opportunity to work in the mental health field while also serving the youth at Platt Park in ministry and discipleship. I have a passion for fostering relationships with people and for providing a fun and loving environment for teens to grow and learn. My husband, Taylor, received degrees in Youth Ministry and Theology from Eastern University. We have been involved in youth ministry together throughout our marriage and love working along side one another with teens and young adults.

Susan Stein

Susan Stein

Pastor of Community Integration & Soul Care

Hometown: Grew up in San Jose, California and Pittsfield, MA. (During our married life we have lived in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Baltimore, Atlanta, Brussels Belgium, and Toledo. We are finally at home in Denver!)

First discovered Platt Park Church: January 2014.

Favorite Day Off Activity: Spending time at our place in Breckenridge with friends, family and our two pups!

A little about me: I have been married to my husband, Chuck, for 27 years and we are blessed to be the parents/in-laws of five terrific young adults (Chad & Maddy, Lindsay & Hunter, and Nate). I did my undergrad education at the University of Massachusetts and recently earned a M.A. in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary. I am wired for hospitality and am passionate about gathering people together to build authentic community! In addition to my role at Platt Park Church, I serve as a Spiritual Director at Inward Journey Denver where I love to help people connect their story with God’s story!

Pilipino Navarro

Pilipino Navarro

Elder

Hometown: Philippines

First discovered Platt Park Church: About eight years ago

Favorite Day Off Activity: Geeking out on technology and figuring out how to do things.

A little about me: I have a master's degree in finance from the University of Denver. I currently work in IT, but my dream job is to become a diplomat. My wife, Jean, and I have two young children, Isaac and Avery.

Noah Patterson

Noah Patterson

Elder

Hometown: Bishop, California

First discovered Platt Park Church: August of 2007

Favorite Day Off Activity: Skiing!

A little about me: I grew up in Bishop, CA, also known as the Mule Capital of the World. I was the fifth generation of my family to be born in Bishop, but my desire to practice law in the public sector drew me away from the small town and to Denver. I love life here with my wife Shirene and am so grateful for my Platt Park Church family. God bless!

Tim Vogelzang

Tim Vogelzang

Elder

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

First discovered Platt Park Church: January 2015

Favorite Day Off Activity: Racing. I'd love to race anything really, but usually its cars.

A little about me: I am blessed to have an amazing family; my wife Gwen, son Rylan (9) and daughter Reagan (6) keep me plenty busy and loving life. I also have a regular desk job doing finances even though I'd rather be out messing around with cars or anything with an engine. I got my CPA shortly after graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and moving out to Denver with Gwen. We came to Platt Park Church in an attempt to reinvigorate our relationship with God and His community...and we could not have hit a bigger jackpot!

Carol Schmidt

Carol Schmidt

Elder

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

First discovered Platt Park Church: About 2007.

Favorite Day Off Activity: Cooking or walking my dogs, depends on the weather.

A little about me: I am married to Rob and have two teenagers, Carter and Haley. I worked as an ER nurse but retired to help educate Carter, who is autistic. I absolutely love volunteering with our church community!

Curt Olson

Curt Olson

Elder

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

First discovered Platt Park Church: August 2007

Favorite Day Off Activity: I love to spend time up in the mountains or working on my house.

A little about me: I was born and raised in CO and I still love all the things that Colorado has to offer, sunny days, the mountains and the Broncos. My wife Lyette and I have two kids who keep us constantly on our feet and always make us smile. In addition to helping raise two kids I have my CPA License and I currently work at a local CPA firm.

Loneta Showell

Loneta Showell

Elder

Hometown: Cody, Wyoming

First discovered Platt Park Church: I started attending at South High in 2009

Favorite Day Off Activity: A run, a flea market and a Mexican dinner.

A little about me: I have a graphic design and Bible degree from Northwestern College. I got my dream job as art director for Mountain Living magazine in 1994 and I am still there 22 years and I still consider it my dream job. I usually am knee-deep in more than one project at all times and I love expressing my God-given creativity in all kinds of crazy ways.

Steve Rhyner

Steve Rhyner

Business Administrator

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

First discovered Platt Park Church: 2006

Favorite Day Off Activity: On most days off, Im involved in several volunteer activities ranging from flood relief in Lyons to youth ministry around the Denver area.

A little about me: I've enjoyed youth ministry since graduating from college and realized I could work part-time and devote time to volunteer organizations. I'm single and enjoy spending lots of time with my pre-teen niece and nephew. The draw to Platt Park has been and continues to be the honesty and timeliness of the sermons.


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