Meet the staff.
Duane and his wife, Holly, are transplants from the Midwest. They fell in love in college and spent their early married years together doing graduate studies and all kinds of fun things in the waters surrounding south Florida. In 1987 they moved to Colorado to start this church. They’ve raised a family of four children, so they know something about the deep joys and steep challenges of parenting. Both love the outdoors, this church and, yes, after over 30 years together they still love each other. Holly teaches sixth grade and Duane has been a student of pastoring for almost three decades. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Covenant College and his Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary.
Joseph leads in a variety of areas at Deer Creek including small groups, leadership development, long-term strategy, and communication. Joseph met his wife, Sheila, in college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They moved out to Colorado in 2010 (two weeks after getting hitched) and enrolled together at Denver Seminary. Joseph completed his Master of Divinity Degree in 2013, while Sheila received her degree in counseling. Joseph loves fitness, reading, board games, sports of all kinds, and spending time with Sheila and their daughter, Merryn.
Tim and his wife, Laura, are transplants from the great Midwestern state of Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and soon after graduating, Tim felt called to pursue a Seminary degree. They moved to Denver in 2010 so he could begin working on his Master of Divinity at Denver Seminary, a degree that he completed in 2015. Tim and Laura enjoy hiking, reading, watching the Green Bay Packers, visiting beautiful places around the country, and spending time with their daughters Elsa and Nora.
Church Planting Resident
Brett and his wife, Erin, both grew up in Colorado. They met and fell in love while in college at Colorado State University. After Brett returned from a year of missions in East Asia, they got married and joined the staff of Cru and returned to East Asia long term. During their 10 years in East Asia, they helped launch and grow gospel movements on university campuses as well as equip house church networks to reach un-reached people groups in East Asia. They returned to the United States in 2010 where Brett finished his Master of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL while continuing to do ministry with university students at the University of Central Florida with Cru. In 2016, they followed God's calling to move back to Colorado to help plant a church. The Westons have 5 children (soon to be 6...): Hannah, Isaiah, Cole, Cade and Chloe. Brett loves all things outdoors, running marathons, good coffee, time with Erin and reading old books and poetry. Erin loves the outdoors, good coffee, and spending quality time with friends.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINistry
Trever was raised in Tucson, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor in Religious Studies and a minor in Communication in 2015. He has been actively leading in youth ministry for six years and is passionate about reaching students with The Gospel. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, and going on hikes with friends. Trever is also looking forward to continuing his education and will begin pursuing a Masters in Divinity later this year from Denver Seminary.
Josh and Miriam Burns
Directors of Children’s Ministry
Josh and Miriam met each other at John Brown University where Josh Studied Child and Family Studies and Family and Human Services and Miriam studied Communications. Josh also completed his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2016. They knew early on that they were called to be a family on mission serving and helping disciple other families. Josh and Miriam also love having fun by sharing life with others through tabletop games, movies, music, and food. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Men's Ministry Director
Ed loves to connect guys to eachother and to Jesus by helping them to pursue vulnerabiltiy. Ed is a lay staff person, his day job is pharmacutical sales. He is also the author of A Simpler Faith. Ed and Lynette have been married over 20 years and have two grown children. Ed is always open to meet and have a meal or coffee with any guy that calls him. If you need to talk about getting involved at DCC or just need an ear to bend, he would love to buy you a coffee.
Women's Ministry Director
Davina is a graduate of Chatfield Senior High and Colorado State University, moved back to Littleton in August 2014 with her husband, Kyle, and two young children, J.T. and Camille. She is a private piano and guitar instructor. While music has always been a huge part of her life, she has a passion for women’s ministries in the church, beginning in her college days at CSU and extending to St. Louis where she earned her Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and afterward in churches where her husband’s pastoral positions led their family. Living life on life, discipleship and growing in the abundant grace of Jesus are at the heart of her ministry to women. In her not-so-abundant free time Davina loves to run and is a member of The Columbines Running Club, hang out with friends, have her husband make her one mean Americano at Starbucks, spend time with her kiddos, and explore hiking trails in the region.
outreach and community connection
Gary loves helping people connect to Jesus and equipping others to live out their calling in today’s mostly secular world. Gary is lay staff, an elder, and has made DCC home since 1996. His primary work is with Cru as a City Consultant. He came to faith through Cru as a college student and joined their staff upon graduation. For 10 years, he served on university campuses in Utah and California, while also completing a seminary degree. As the Iron Curtain came down, he moved his family to Kiev, Ukraine where he led the city-focused ministry, training Ukrainian staff leaders. He and his wife Debbie have been on staff with Cru for over 30 years and have grown children. As a transplant from northern California, he has made the difficult heart transition to become a Broncos fan but is still conflicted when the Silver and Black take the field.
Elders are responsibile for the government and spiritual oversight of the church, teaching and shepherding its people, and modeling for them the Christian life.
- Duane Cory, Senior Pastor
- Tyler Brinks
- Gary Fuller
- Stephen Gross
- Demian Klausing
- Clifton Oertli
- Tim Ringquist
- Joseph McCormick
- Bob Schmitz
Deacons are responsible for overseeing the physical and spiritual care for the needs of the people and the church facilities and budget.
- Andrew Fuller
- Pat Mahony
- Dave Morgan
- Derek Peters
- Marco Rossi
- Robert Spalding