Steve Van Ostran
Executive Minister, Secretary (Western Slope Cluster)
Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran is passionate about local churches and 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.
Karen joined the ABCRM staff in 2007 with a strong financial and hospitality background. After spending over 35 years in the restaurant industry, she enjoys using her technical skills (CPA and EMBA) to help the ABCRM staff work with churches, camps and individuals in the Rocky Mountain region reach their world for Christ.
Ministry & Mission Coach
Northern Front Range & Southeastern New Mexico
Mike works with churches and pastors for ABCRM. His passion is to see these churches and pastors thrive, not just survive. As pastors and churches learn to observe how systems keep them trapped in old ways of thinking, they will be able to allow the Spirit to break into their ministry context and breathe new life.
When not working for ABCRM, Mike enjoys traveling with his wife, Chris, working in his shop, and playing with 2-year-old English Springer Spaniel, Abby (or Princess Abigail as she prefers to be called).
Ministry & Mission Coach
Rev. Larron D. Jackson, DMin; area of study, curriculum development - church and community; Ministry and Mission Coach-Denver Cluster; ABC ordained minister, 35 years; The passion of my heart is, "to advance the cause and kingdom of Jesus Christ, both in The Church and beyond."
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 has been an advocate of the ABCRM under Steve Van Ostran’s leadership and fully embraces the region’s commitment to empowering churches.
Secretary & Bookkeeper
With over 35 years in the workforce (15+ of those at an ABC church), Alyce has developed critical skills necessary for working in fast-paced, detail oriented and customer-driven environments. Timeliness, proficiency and strong work ethics are three areas that are at the top of her core values.
ABCRM Board Members
Jenita Calton – Wyoming ABW Rep, Wyoba Chair
Seong Choi – At-Large
Jackie Clark* – Treasurer
Dave DeMott – MLC Chair
Eugene Downing* – Vice President
Kay Farley* – Regional Rep to Board of General Ministries
LaRose Karr – ABW Colorado President
Matt Manning* – President
Rodney Perry* – Metro Denver Rep
Brenda Schladweiler – Wyoming Rep
Darren Stroh* – Southeast CO/New Mexico Rep
Harry Talbott – Grand Mesa Rep
Estelle Torpy* – Past President
Steve Van Ostran* – Executive Minister, Western Slope Coach, Secretary
Karen VanValkenburgh* – Region Administrator
Lori Winbhlood – Western Slope Rep
Joe Zepeda – IM Board Rep
*Executive Committee Member
If you have any questions for the ABCRM Board, please contact President Matt Manning.
Western Slopes Ministry & Mission Facilitator
James has been a Pastor at Delta First Baptist for a quarter century. His passion is loving God, serving Him and encouraging people to trust in the Lord. James has a heart for pastors. The reason he joined ABCRM is to come alongside pastors in support of the church.
Time away from work is spent with his wife, Vicki, children and newest family member, Zoey, their granddaughter born in 2018.
Lauren Parliament is a Masters of Divinity Student at Denver Seminary. She joined ABCRM in August 2018 as the camping intern with a strong background in small group leadership and camping ministry. She has worked for over twelve years in camping ministry at four different camps as full-time staff, summer staff, camp pastor, or counselor. She is passionate about how the camp can serve the local church.