Pastor Ken Wood
Ken and his wife Amy met in Temple's youth group back in 1991. They dated throughout high school, married in 1997, and moved to Phoenix, AZ to study for ministry at Southwestern College (Now Arizona Christian University). Ken served as Youth Pastor at North Village Baptist Church in Phoenix until he graduated in 2000. After graduation, Ken, Amy & their firstborn son, Trevor, moved just outside of Austin, TX to become the youth pastor at Central Baptist Church in Leander, TX.
In Texas the Lord added a second child, Sherri, to the Wood family. They served at Central until 2005, when God opened the doors to come back to Temple as the Youth Pastor here.
During the first year back at Temple, the Wood's third child, Emma, was born. Ken was the Youth Pastor until November of 2010 when he was appointed as the new Senior Pastor.
Ken loves to hike in Colorado's beautiful mountains, ride bikes with his family, and to share life with others following Jesus.
Email Pastor Ken at email@example.com
You can check out Pastor Ken's blog here.
Worship Pastor Kyle Bernstein
Kyle came to Temple in April of 2013 as part-time Worship Pastor. Things got even better in 2014, as he married his wife Blayke that summer! Kyle is a Pueblo native and a graduate of Centennial High School and has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from CSU-Pueblo. Blayke is also a Colorado native, growing up in the Denver area and she graduated from Mountain Vista High School. After moving to Texas for a few years, she returned to Colorado to finish up her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at CSU-Pueblo. They have been invlolved with youth ministry both in the church and through YoungLife. Kyle and Blayke both work for Pueblo City Schools as Paraprofessionals working with elementary students who have Autism. Kyle has a passion for genuine worship and helping others to connect with God through music. Following that, he also is passionate about the Colorado Avalanche and the Green Bay Packers. They also have a dog named Maverick.
You can email Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Director Shauna Church
Shauna Church came on board as our Children's Director in the Summer of 2014. We are very excited to add this part time staff position to reflect our commitment to grow and improve our children's ministry at The Avenue.
Shauna has many years experience as a teacher, both in public and private school settings, and has been active in church ministry all her life. She grew up in a pastor's household, so is very familiar with the dynamics of church ministry.
Shauna's commitment is not just to provide our children with a great opportunity to learn about following Jesus, but also to build into and encourage the many volunteers needed to operate an effective children's ministry.
Shauna can be reached at email@example.com
Administrative Assistant Barbara Gonzales . . .
Barbara joined Temple staff in August 2016. Barbara and her husband, John, moved to Pueblo "officially" in April 2014 from Broomfield, CO to be near their oldest son and his family. Prior to moving to Pueblo, they lived in Panama where John worked for 5 years. John and Barbara have three adult children - Christopher, Jeremy, Valerie and are blessed to have two beautiful daughter-in-laws and ten grandchildren.
John and Barbara gave their lives completely to the Lord in March 1995 while going through some tough times. As a result, they have served in several ministries including a church in Panama. Barbara has also served on staff as an administrative assistant at a large Baptist church in Denver.
They enjoy spending time together hiking, biking, fishing, camping, skiing and Barbara is an avid runner.
Barbara is in the office on Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with some Monday and Friday hours as well.
9:30am Bible study
9:30 & 11am Worship
(Nursery and KidzWorship provided)
Axxis Students 6:00-8pm
Sermon based small groups meeting in homes throughout the week.
The Avenue Church
3030 Thatcher Ave
Pueblo, CO 81005
Phone: 719 561-1512
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