John Martz | Interim Senior Pastor
John recently retired and then stepped right back into ministry as Castle Oaks Interim Pastor. John & his wife, Diane, have been in the Covenant since 1979. He pastored a Covenant Church in Indiana from 1986-2003, and for the past 14 years has served as Senior Pastor with Arvada Covenant Church. John has also served on the Executive Board of the national Covenant denomination. We are grateful for his able leadership and teaching during this interim season. We are currently in the process of seeking a full-time senior pastor.
Nick Faletra | Technical Director
Nick brings his many talents into play on Sunday mornings, overseeing the worship service sound, lighting, and other technical needs. He and his wife, Kelsey, live in Castle Rock. In addition to his staff role, Nick & Kelsey have long served as volunteers and mentors in our Youth Ministry. They are also both very musically gifted!
Nate McClain | Director of Student Ministries
Nate’s passion is to see students encounter God no matter where they are in their relationship with Him. He wants to be used by God as a catalyst in students’ lives. Nate also has great passion for intercultural ministry, and he’s a seminary student. He and his wife, Mandi, met on mission in South Africa and have been married just over a year now. If Nate has free time, he enjoys playing sports, running, watching movies, and playing games.
Dianna McKeever | Director of Children’s Ministry
Dianna’s heart for children and families is evident in all that she does. She holds a degree in Child Development, and her previous church experience includes co-leading children and youth ministry. She and her husband, Chris, have three boys. They reside in Castle Rock, with lots of friends and family nearby … but spend most of their off time at the soccer field!
Zach Russell | Worship Pastor
Zach has an incredible passion for helping others worship. Coming from the family of a worship pastor, he has solid roots and a strong sense of calling to bring a deeper understanding to worship, and how that looks, practically, as we do life together. Zach’s heart for the Lord and for others is evident. He loves music, of course, and spends his free time volunteering as a mentor and friend to those facing addiction and life challenges.
Debbie Vair | Connections & Operations Director
Debbie brings professional, administrative, customer service, and project coordination experience, as well as previous ministry leadership. Debbie manages communications, oversees our facility, and seeks to help members and friends of Castle Oaks find ways connect and grow together. Debbie and her husband, Scott, live in Elizabeth with their four children. They love the Colorado mountains, watching their children play sports and dance, and sharing their home with friends.
Cindy Veith | Office Administrator
Cindy was raised in the Covenant Church (Leyden, 1st Covenant Denver, and Centennial) and was part of the original church planting of Castle Oaks. She ran the financial side of their family business for 16 years and is happy serving as the office administrator now at Castle Oaks. She and her husband are the proud parents of two grown sons, both US Army veterans, and are proud grandparents as well.
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Art Rodriguez | Custodian