Regional Staff

Joan Bell-Haynes – Executive Regional Minister
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On February 4, 2017, the Board of the Central Rocky Mountain Region Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (CRMR) unanimously voted to call the Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes to serve as its Executive Regional Minister. Bell-Haynes comes to the CRMR from United Christian Parish of Reston, an ecumenical congregation comprised of four denominations, where she has served since 2005 as co-pastor. Learn more about Joan.


Shelly Garrison – Associate Regional Minister for Youth
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Shelly earned her M.R.E. 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.

Alicia Vasquez – Executive Administrator
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Alicia currently lives in Denver and is completing the final stages of her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Denver. A lifelong Disciple, she renewed her membership with the CRMR in 2016, and is currently a member of both Harvey Park Christian Church and Mountair Christian Church. Alicia enjoys camping and hiking, as well as attending Bible study and volunteering in the food pantry at Mountair.