Regional Staff

dean squareDean Phelps – Interim Executive Regional Minister
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On November 1, 2014, Rev. Dean Phelps began his service in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as Interim Regional Minister. A graduate of seminary at Emory University, Dean brings ten years of regional ministry experience in Oklahoma, Indiana, and Georgia, as well as local church ministry experience. Learn more about Dean.



Shelly Garrison – Associate Regional Minister for Youth
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Shelly earned her Masters of Divinity at Brite Divinity School and has been active in ministry for more than 30 years. She currently works with children with special needs at Manitou Springs Elementary.
Shelly enjoys working out, building things, and aspires to live up to the admiration and love her dogs give her each day.


Jennifer Force – Executive Assistant
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Jennifer lives in Castle Rock with her husband Brian and son Ethan. A Colorado native and raised in Denver, Lakewood and Aurora, CO. She joined Central Christian Church 2010 where she currently serves as an Elder, teaches Sunday School, and is a greeter for the Worship and Wonder program. Jennifer enjoys outdoor activities with her family, reading, knitting and sewing.