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 Canada, and a son, who is a university student in Denver. Paul enjoys music, fishing and hiking.

   Nathan Hartz | Youth & Youth Adult Pastor
Nathan has been involved in youth ministry for 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.

 

   Debbie Vair | Connections & Operations Director
Debbie has served the church in several ways over the years. She brings many years of professional administrative, customer service, and project coordination experience.  As our Director of Connections & Operations, 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 2 grown sons, both serving in the US Army and are now proud grandparents as well.

  Brad Mann | Pastor, Teaching Team
Brad has been involved in pastoral ministry since 1985; serving in such roles as youth pastor, senior pastor, church planter, and interim pastor. Prior to coming to Castle Oaks, Brad and his wife Kelly planted a Covenant church in Springfield, MO. Brad is currently bi-vocational- leading the outreach ministry at Castle Oaks as well as teaching mathematics at Manuel High School in Denver. 
Brad loves people, “I want to take people at whatever heart-state they are at and move them one step closer to Jesus.”

  Carrie Baily | Pastor of Special Needs Ministry
Carrie grew up in Fort Collins, CO. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with her Bachelors in Special Education and went on to pursue her Master of Divinity at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago.  Carrie is very grateful to be able to do ministry with individuals with disabilities in her home state.  She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her three young nephews.

  Sharon Dewey-Zavacki | Pastor, Teaching Team
Sharon is passionate about the Holy Spirit working through Jesus followers to usher in God’s Kingdom. She is currently the Director of Adult Education, and the interim Missions Team leader. Sharon graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012 with a Master of Divinity degree. Her goal is to be ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Sharon also has a Master’s degree in Economics and teaches at Arapahoe Community College.  She enjoys painting and bike riding. She is married to Paul Zavacki and has three amazing children.

Not yet pictured:

Zach Russell, Worship Pastor

Dianna McKeever, Director of Children’s Ministry

Chad Jewett, Director of Outreach

Art Rodriguez, Custodian