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 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.