Jill started as an attendee at Celebration, then a faithful member, a church elder, and finally, our Associate Pastor. Originally from the South, Jill went to school in Chicago before moving to Denver to do inner city ministry. Now working on her Masters of Divinity Degree at Denver Seminary, Jill loves travel, learning, reading, dancing, and hanging out with her husband, Roger, and their 1-year old daughter, Julia.
Wes came to Celebration in 2005 when he heard that the church needed a new worship director. He figured he should visit the church before applying for a job there, and after his first visit, he says, "I could just feel the Spirit at work in the church and wanted to be part of what He was doing there." Well he's been here ever since, transitioning from part time worship director to full time pastor of worship and youth, and beyond, finding the love of his life Erin, having two amazing children, Isaiah (5) and Brynna (3), and finishing Seminary. A lot has happened since he found us. Wes hopes that the Lord has him at Celebration for a long time to come. Who knows what might happen next :) On top of all that, Wes loves hanging out with friends, cooking, reading fantasy novels, and is an avid fan of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Kathy Swigle (Miss Kathy) has served as Celebration's Children's Ministry Director since 2009. Before that, she worked for Denver Public Schools as a teacher and literacy coach. She loves learning, growing in her leadership skills, and her church community. Her passion is to see all kids come to know Jesus, to understand why God made them and to live out that calling in their schools and throughout their life. Kathy loves sports, coffee, hanging out with her husband on Friday nights while watching Blue Bloods, listening to her three year old tell jokes, and watching her 11 year old play volleyball.
Vince began attending Celebration in 2009 just prior to entering Colorado State University. For the past five years, Vince has worked in various capacities at Celebration including as a Summer Servant and a Pastoral Assistant. He presently serves as our Youth Ministry Intern. In addition to his role on staff at Celebration, Vince is enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Denver Seminary, and coaches high school girls basketball.
Steve is our Senior Pastor. He was part of the launch team that caught a vision for a thriving Christ-centered church in the urban east Denver. In 1998, they began and the rest is history. An old youth guy at heart, Steve feels Celebration Community Church is just a youth group for grown-ups. He has a counseling degree from Grace Seminary and Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary. Steve loves guitar playing, biblical languages, smoking ribs in his back yard, and his wife, Bonnie, three sons, and two doggies.