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Staff & Board Members

ABCRM Staff

ABCRM STAFF

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Steve Van Ostran
EXECUTIVE MINISTER

Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran is passionate about empowering local churches and in helping them become the incarnated body of Christ in their community. He has served as Executive Minister for ABCRM since March of 2008 and has been involved in coaching pastors and local churches since 2003 after 18 years of pastoring local churches.

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Mike Oldham
ADMINISTRATOR

Mike serves ABCRM as Region Administrator after years of leadership (and fun) working with churches and pastors as the Ministry & Mission Coach for Wyoming, the Northern Front Range, and Southeastern New Mexico. He loves to see churches and pastors to thrive, and is dedicated to their success.

Lauren Parliament
MINISTER TO FUTURE LEADERS & DISCIPLESHIP

Rev. Lauren Parliament brings a youthful energy and a sense of excitement to our staff with a wide berth of experience, especially in helping to mentor and to guide future leaders. Click below to read more of her amazing biography.

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Rodney Perry
MINISTRY & MISSION COACH FOR DENVER AND THE I-25 CORRIDOR

No stranger to ABCRM, Rev. Rodney G. Perry brings 24 years of pastoral experience in Denver as well as other leadership and ministerial skills to our team. Click below to read more about his ministerial experience and interests.

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Kim Skattum
PASTOR TO PASTOR

Rev. Dr. Kim Skattum has been active in the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains since August 1982. He began his ministry as the director of music and youth at Crossroads Baptist church until the retirement of Rev. Roland Taylor in 1992 at which time he was elected as the church’s 2nd pastor. He enjoys the chance to visit with pastors throughout the region.

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Clint Walker
MINISTRY & MISSION COACH FOR RURAL AREAS AND BI-VOCATIONAL MINISTRY

Clint Walker has joined Region staff at ABCRM as Ministry and Mission Coach for Small Town and Rural Churches and Bivocational Ministry. 

 

Although Clint moved from a neighboring state, Clint is no stranger to the Rocky Mountain Region, having served as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs from 2003-2008, and at First Baptist Church of Fowler, Colorado from 2008-2012. 

Clint is enjoying connecting with local churches and leadership of Small Town and Rural Churches. We are thrilled to have his presence in our Region.

Samantha Rhodes
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Samantha Rhodes is an active member at Forefront Church and a former pastry chef (she shares that gift by bringing tasty treats to the office). In addition to feeding us, Samantha is ABCRM's Administrative Coordinator handling event logistics and communications and assisting with administrative tasks. 

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Board Members

Board Members

ABCRM Board Members

  • President:
    Kay Farley(*), Faith Community Baptist Church
     

  • Vice President:
    Doug Rigsby(*), FBC of Gillette, Wyo.

     

  • Treasurer:
    Loretta Dudley(*), Crossroads Church

     

  • Executive Minister:
    Steve Van Ostran(*), ABCRM

     

  • Wyoming Representative:
    Cathy Bayert, Pastor, FBC of Greybull, Wyo.

     

  • MLC Chairperson:
    Dave DeMott, FBC of Grand Junction

  • Wyoba Representative:
    Carl Hildebrand

     

  • ABWM National Representative:
    LaRose Karr, FBC of Sterling

     

  • NFR Representative:
    Russ Oliver, FBC of Laramie

     

  • ABC-USA Board Representative:
    Bryan Roberts, Chapel Car Bible Church

     

  • Grand Mesa Representative:
    Steve Scroggins, FBC of Palisade

     

  • Southeastern Representative:
    Sonya Molet(*), Ebenezer Baptist Church

     

  • Denver Representative:
    Drew Tarwater(*), Pastor, Forefront Church

     

  • ABWM Representative:
    Estelle Torpy, Pine Street Church

     

  • Western Slope Representative:
    Cody Fulk, New Hope Church

     

  • International Ministries Representative:
    Joe Zepeda, Crossroads Church

     

  • (*) denotes an Executive Committee Member

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