Lead Team

Ministry Staff

James Wagstaff

Lead Pastor

James Wagstaff

James and Cindy have been married for 20 years and have three children: Gabby, Joshua, and Maddie. They have been at North Metro since June 2006, live in the community, and love every minute! James grew up just outside London, … Continue reading

Danny Bote

Associate Pastor

Danny Bote

Danny has been at North Metro since July 2007. He is married to his wonderful wife, Stacie, and they have three children, Zeke, Josiah, and Lucy. Danny received his BA in Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministry and a … Continue reading

Rick Frye

Executive Director

Rick Frye

Rick and his wife, Pam, were married in 1985 and have five children: Michael, Justin, Chris, Alyssa, and Jarod. The Fryes have been involved at North Metro since 2010. Rick is a Colorado native who loves the mountains and enjoys … Continue reading

Michael Fen

Care Minister

Michael Fen

Michael was born in Nashville TN, but spent most of his childhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his wife, Leah, have been married since 1985 and have four children: Allie, McCall, Jamil, and Kiana. They also parent Maya the Sheltie … Continue reading

James Merkley

Worship and Creative Arts Minister

James Merkley

James and his wife, Erin, were both raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have spent most of their lives there. Out of high school, James traveled to New Life Church in Colorado Springs, where he studied under the Worship and … Continue reading

Stephen Wood

Student Minister

Stephen Wood

Stephen has been involved with the student ministry of North Metro since May 2011. He was born in Arkansas in 1988 and lived there until moving to Indiana in 1996. Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in religion, majoring in youth … Continue reading

Sheri Voigt

Children's Minister

Sheri Voigt

Sheri and her husband, Dave, met as freshmen in college and were friends throughout their college career until they started dating the last semester of their senior year and got married in 1996. They have two amazing daughters, Alyson and … Continue reading

Jenni Gooch

Connections Minister

Jenni Gooch

Jenni has called NMC home since 2007. She is a a Thornton native and she treasures the opportunity to live close to her family. She joined NMC as a student in the youth group and over the years she has … Continue reading


Support Staff

Silas (Si) Wood

Facilities Director

Silas (Si) Wood

Silas (Si) and Pam were married in 1981 and have two adult daughters and two grandsons. Pam is a full-time homemaker. Si received Christ as his savior while serving on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. He grew up … Continue reading

Charlotte Skinner

Financial Administrator

Charlotte Skinner

Charlotte was born and raised on the Western slope of Colorado. She came to NMC in 1988 (First Baptist of Thornton at the time) and started working here in 1997. She and her husband, Ken, live in Thornton and have … Continue reading

Marsha Fagler

Administrative Assistant


Elders

The overseers and shepherding leaders of NMC are the Elders (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:11-12, James 5:14, 1 Peter 5:2). The Elders work as a team and are individually accountable to the purpose and vision of the church, one another, and the church body. You will see our Elders at North Metro teaching many of our classes  and elective Bible studies, advising the ministry staff, and prayerfully supporting all aspects of our church life. To contact the elders at North Metro, send an email to [email protected]. I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9.

The elders are Dan Bechtold, Danny Bote, Jim Copeland, Rico Figueroa, Larry Kelley, Paul Luna, Jeff McAlister, Kevin Miller, Kyle Norton, Dr. Larry Van Vleet, James Wagstaff, and Silas “Si” Wood.


Deacons

Deacons are the servants of the church (Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13). They generally operate “behind the scenes” to assist with various ministry needs, and to manage benevolent requests and handle the administration of the Lord’s Supper. To contact the deacons, send an email to [email protected].

The deacons are Dan Cummings, John Davis, Todd Fields, Walt Slade, and Rick Warren.