Our staff team is pictured here, and they’re all pretty great, but it’s important to acknowledge that all that is accomplished can only be so with the many volunteers who serve Castle Oaks, its congregation and community, in endless ways!
Phil Vaughan // Lead Follower
In his 25+ years of ministry, Phil has served in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Colorado in various capacities. Phil brings gifts of teaching and sharing God’s word that offer humility and grace, and express his personal longing to follow Jesus more closely and lead others to Him. In their spare time, Phil and his wife, Donna, love to hike, bike, ski and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors together. They both share a blog of stories and teaching on what they are learning through scripture and in relationship with God: www.lifebeginswithdeath.org.
Dianna McKeever // Children’s Ministry Director
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!
Debbie Vair // Connections & Operations Director
Debbie brings both private sector and ministry leadership experience as she coordinates communications, Women’s Ministry, 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.
Josh Parmiter // Worship Director
Josh is passionate about sharing the truth of the gospel through music and art. He and his wife, Amy, are new to Castle Rock (May 2019) and are loving the area and community. Josh is originally from Newfoundland, Canada, and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Theology from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Josh and Amy love exploring their new surroundings in Colorado with their two dogs. They also enjoy hanging out with friends and going to music and sporting events.
Art Rodriguez // Custodian
Bio coming soon.
Deb Statter // Digging Deeper Leader
Bio coming soon.
Crissie Talley // Nursery Coordinator
Crissie brings a passion for caring for little ones to her service with Castle Oaks. She mobilizes and trains nursery volunteers to teach and engage our youngest children about Jesus every week. She and her husband, Don, have been members of Castle Oaks since 2012 and are parents to two teenage daughters. She also helps lead Student Ministries and our Middle School Youth Group!
Don Talley // Student Ministries Leader
Don brings his 31 years of youth ministry experience to Castle Oaks students every week. He is an Associate Vice President for Youth For Christ USA and leads the expansion and growth division of that organization. He is the husband of Crissie Talley and father to teenage daughters, Taylor and Madison. Don is a frequent speaker, teacher and trainer around the country.
Our Leadership Team represents the congregation and supports the staff. They oversee the business and mission aspects of the church. Each team member serves for a three-year term and is elected by the congregation. Leadership holds business meetings once a month.