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

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

Stephen Wood

Next Generation Minister

Stephen Wood

Stephen has been a part of North Metro Church since 2011 and on staff since 2012. He met his wife, Kinsey, at North Metro Church, and they were married in 2017 and now serve side-by-side in ministry together. They live … Continue reading

Chris Frye

Associate Student Minister

Chris Frye

Chris was born and raised in Thornton and first came to North Metro in 2010 as a student in the youth ministry. Upon graduating high school, he attended Colorado Christian University in Lakewood where he began volunteering as a youth … 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

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

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

Alyssa Frye

Early Childhood Associate Minister

Alyssa Frye

Alyssa has been involved at North Metro since 2010, and has enjoyed serving in Children’s Ministry since her freshman year of high school in 2012. Alyssa loves working with kids and is passionate about teaching them about the love of … Continue reading


Support Staff

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

Marsha Fagler

Marsha has been at North Metro since September 2014 and has lived in Colorado since she was 8 years old. She and her husband, Tony, live in Thornton with their three busy and fun children, Brianna, McKayla, and Hunter. Marsha enjoys watching … Continue reading


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]. 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9.

The elders are Dan Bechtold, Danny Bote, 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]ochurch.org.

The deacons are Jimmy Alfaro, Terry Borst, Dan Cummings, John Davis, Jason Ehredt, Rasce Englehardt, Todd Fields, Randy Justus, Walt Slade, and Rick Warren.