Staff

Paul Lessard | Senior Pastor
Prior to serving Castle Oaks as Senior Pastor, Paul was a university administrator. His background includes serving as a bible college president and instructor for 15 years. He has also served as a worship pastor for churches in Canada, Colorado, and Texas. Paul and his wife, Rebecca, have two children – a daughter, married and living in Colorado, and a son, living and working in Arizona. Paul enjoys music, fishing and hiking.

 

Sharon Dewey-Zavacki | Pastor, Teaching Team   
Sharon is passionate about the Holy Spirit working through Jesus followers to usher in God’s Kingdom. She leads Adult Education, fills the pulpit now and then on Sunday mornings, and provides spiritual counseling and support for our church community. Sharon holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, as well as a Master’s in Economics, and teaches at Arapahoe Community College. She enjoys painting and bike riding. She is married to Paul, and they have three amazing children.

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!  

 

Nathan Hartz | Youth & Young Adult Pastor   
Nathan has been involved in youth ministry for over 14 years. He and his
 wife, Susanna, served with Campus Crusade for Christ’s high school
 ministry called Student Venture. He is the father of three children
. They reside in Castle Rock where Nathan Coaches Cross Country and Track and 
Field. Nathan enjoys exploring 4wd roads 
and camping.

 

Chad Jewett | Pastor of Outreach, Interim Youth & Young Adult Pastor   
Chad brings an array of professional experience to his ministry, but most importantly, a strong sense of calling to serve others with love and compassion. He and his wife, Julie, live in Castle Rock with their three children. They enjoy the outdoors, time with their kids, and living and serving within and throughout our community.

 

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