"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
- Hebrews 10:23-25
At Redemption Parker, Gospel Communities are central to who we are.
We believe they are the best way to be devoted to Jesus, one another, our neighbors, and our city. Here you will find church done differently—we do not have a ton of programs scheduled on our church calendar. Rather, we prioritize joining a Gospel Community, which includes sharing life, the gospel, care for the city and our neighbors, and making disciples.
You can expect Gospel Communities to include the following elements:
A bi-monthly gathering of a group of people (probably related to proximity and probably consisting of about 10 adults, plus kids, friends, neighbors, etc.)
A shared meal, shared gospel discussion, and shared prayer—all contributing to the the discipleship of one another
A shared mission, as we spur one another on to care for our neighbors, city, and the poor and marginalized here and around the world
The leaders of Redemption Parker have seen firsthand the power of Gospel Communities. In fact, we have witnessed the gospel working through this particular mechanism so powerfully, that we feel it is the single most important activity our church offers.
We endeavor to be a church marked by gospel-centered living, primarily through Gospel Communities.
Our Current Gospel communities
Parker East (Piney Creek) - 1st and 3rd Friday Nights (Hosted by the Dugas Family).
Parker East - 1st and 3rd Friday Nights (Hosted by the Gibas and Comstock Families at the Gibas’ home).
Parker East (Canterberry Crossing) - 1st and 3rd Thursday Nights (Hosted by the Davidson Family)
Parker West (Stonegate) - 1st and 3rd Tuesday Nights (Hosted by the Oshman Family at rotating locations).
Parker North - 1st and 3rd Wednesday Nights (Hosted by the Mattoon Family).
Parker Northwest - 1st and 3rd Friday Nights (Hosted by the Finke and Chumrau families).
Parker Clarke Farms - Every Friday Night (Hosted by Ryan and Lauren Fee).
Parker Mainstreet - 1st and 3rd Wednesday Nights (Hosted by Aaron and Caylee Carroll).
Parker Challenger Park - 1st and 3rd Tuesday Nights (Hosted by the Pearson Family).
Castle Rock - 1st and 3rd Tuesday Nights (Hosted by the Borgelt and Bowerman families).
Castle Rock North Meadows - 1st and 3rd Tuesday Nights (Hosted by the Emahiser Family).
If you are interested in signing up for a Gospel Community, please click the link below to email our Gospel Communities Coordinator - Joe Finke.
To learn more about each Gospel Community leader, please see "Our Leadership."
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Gospel Community Leaders
The Dugas family is originally from Phoenix, AZ. Brad and Sandie were both raised in Christian households and started following Jesus in their teens. They met in high school, married in college, and spent most of their lives in the dessert. It was hot—and not in the good way! They moved to Parker, Colorado 3 years ago and love it. They have 5 children, ages 6,10,12,14,and 16. They believe in the importance of making disciples and their children are at the head of that line. They strive, as a family, to live on mission in their neighborhood, work, and school. Brad and Sandie love to have people in their home to eat, hang out, and open God's word together. One of their greatest hopes for Redemption Parker is that God would use this church to grow and mature believers to live on mission so that we can reach Parker with the Gospel message... plus, they just like to have people over to party!
The Fee Family has been grateful to call Parker and Redemption Parker home since April 2018. They hail originally from the southeastern states (Florida and Georgia), but attended college and were married in Alabama. They lived a four-year stint in Seattle where they primarily served immigrants and refugees. Their family business of selling camel milk arose from this passion. They are community-driven people, so gospel communities provide a great opportunity to develop intentional relationships with fellow brothers and sisters-in-Christ, to pray together, to read the Bible together, and to spur one another on towards love and good deeds in the community. Together they love snowboarding, skiing, hiking, biking, disc golf, reading, and any good discussion over delicious food and coffee.
The Finke Family is happy to call Parker home after years spent living in various places primarily across the Midwest. Married for 14 years, they have 4 children. Joe and Whitney believe Gospel Communities are a great place to develop meaningful relationships, as well as provide opportunities for discipleship and serving the local church in our everyday routines and rhythms. Joe and Whitney both enjoy spending family time together in the mountains, as well as traveling to new places.
Ron and Nancy (think Reagans) both grew up in southeast Denver and went to Cherry Creek High School. We have spent the last 30 years pouring our lives into training and shepherding the hearts of our 10 children, and now 4 grandchildren, to love and serve Jesus. We love games, sports, reading and working out.
We see Gospel Community groups as a wonderful opportunity to build deep relationships around fellowship, prayer, bible study and hospitality (think good food)! Our desire is that these relationships would provide accountability, a sense of belonging, and the opportunity to care for and serve each other.
There are 59 one another commands to the Church in the New Testament. We believe these are best exercised in the context of a community of believers that love each other in such a way as to make Christ evident to a lost world that rarely sees christian love, and we'd be excited for you to be a part of that with us.
I was born and raised in Colorado, and grew up in Parker. I have always had a passion for music and in my youth I first fell in love with the Gospel through song. I spent many years in and after high school serving with my local church in worship and youth ministry. In October 2016, I married my wonderful and beautiful better half, Caylee, and we currently live in Parker with both of our families close by. In the fall of 2017, I was drawn to Redemption Parker and have loved being a part of the family here ever since. I like getting outdoors and doing nerd things.
Stewart and MaKayla are recent transplants to Parker from the midwest. Stew grew up in Minnesota and MaKayla in North Dakota. They met at a small Christian college and got married just before their senior year. In December of 2017 they relocated to Denver and have loved every second of it. Stew works in business development for Zoom Video Communications. MaKayla works for a consulting firm in Minnesota called Dahl Consulting as an Accounting and Finance recruiter. Stew likes playing tennis in his free time and MaKayla volunteers with Young Life. They love squeezing as many people as they can into their home and have two friendly kitties (Simon and Finn).
Mark and Jen are Denver natives, have been married for 19 years, and have four daughters ranging in age from 10 to 20 years old. They’ve lived overseas as missionaries for 15 years and have been back in Parker since late 2015. They have found it a great joy to plant Redemption Parker along with the other amazing leaders you see on this page. Mark and Jen love opening up their home to neighbors and RP friends and family. They especially enjoy serving up smoked meats, authentic conversation, and sometimes hijinks. You never know. Mark plays tennis and basketball, Jen can be found doing cross-fit with the ladies in her neighborhood, and they both love to read and communicate Gospel truths through speaking and writing.
Julie and I have been married since 2013. We met and were married in Fort Worth, TX where Justin was studying at Southwestern Seminary and Julie was working as a nurse. We enjoy the outdoors, movies, sports, and spending time with friends and neighbors among many other things. We love opening our home to others and building deep gospel centered relationships. We have two sons, Luca and Oliver. Luca was born in 2015 and Oliver in 2017. They are both joyful and full of energy.
We both felt called to pursue missions and joined Pioneers International in 2015. We left for Lisbon, Portugal in June of 2016. Due to lots of difficult circumstances we decided to leave Portugal in early 2019 and returned to US in June of 2019.
Transplants from California and Wisconsin and married for 5 years, Kenton and Jaimie welcomed their son, Julian, in October. With all their family out of state, they are excited to see Julian grow up knowing those at Redemption Parker as his family. Having worked mainly in youth ministry over the last 5+ years, Kenton and Jaimie hope to use their home as a hub for serving and shenanigans to grow the kingdom of Jesus here in Parker. They see Gospel Communities as a natural and organic way to share the Gospel with their neighborhood the way Jesus did, in the homes of his disciples over food and drink. When parenthood allows, Kenton and Jaimie can be found playing any number of sports, with their most recent interest being Disc Golf.
Scott and Andie have been married for 23 years and are the parents of 8 kids from 7-19 years old, never a dull moment! They got married while in college together in Durango, Colorado and spent the first decade of their marriage in full time ministry serving a local church there and doing missions overseas. In 2007, they moved back to the Denver area, where they both grew up, to be closer to extended family.
Missions, family discipleship, biblical counseling, marriage restoration, and mentorship are all passions of theirs. Their family loves to build community through shared experiences with the body of a Christ so they are incredibly grateful for the vision of Redemption Parker through Gospel Communities. They live in central Parker with an open door policy to their home and love offering hospitality to anyone who stops by for a meal, an impromptu game night, or just some sweet fellowship and encouragement.
Mike and Susan are Illinois natives and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Besides Illinois, we have lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, and in 2016 we called Colorado home! Our four grown children and eight grandchildren have blessed us beyond measure and we are pleased to have two of those families here in Colorado with us. Not to mention our two dogs, Teddy and Vinny. Susan came from a Catholic upbringing and Mike a Lutheran. We met while Mike was in college, Susan’s brother Kevin was Mike’s roommate. Go figure. In September 1983, we both gave our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. Baptized in the faith, we both have served in many capacities for the Kingdom. From Children’s Ministry, home group leaders, men’s group leader, elders and co-founders of the Women’s Hope Center, Mt. Vernon, IL in 1991. Redemption Parker has become home and we are excited to be co-leading the Castle Rock (The Crock) Gospel Community with the Bowermans.