Pastor Joel has served as Community of Grace’s lead pastor since 2009. Joel has a genuine love for people and helping people to focus on who God has created them to be. He appreciates the caring community of COG and the sincerity of its people in their passion for God’s Word. He considers the friendships he’s developed here to be some of the richest of his life. Joel and his wife Catherine have two grown sons, both of whom live in the Denver area with their wives. When he’s not spending time with his family or the people of COG, you’ll often find Joel in his kayak out at Quincy Reservoir hoping for some naïve bass to hit his line. He also enjoys woodworking and smoking meat.