Convention Staff


Mike Proud

Executive Director

Rick Ackerman

Director of Convention Strategies

Doug Lohrey

President, Rocky Mountain Foundation

Frank Cornelius

Lead Church Planting Catalyst

Alaina Young

Communications Manager

Jan Loser

Executive Assistant

Andrea Ackerman

Ministry Assistant of Operations

Dennis Belz

State Director, Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief

Kent Slack

Co-Director, Collegiate Ministries of Colorado

Derek Gregory

Co-Director, Collegiate Ministries of Colorado

Regional Directors – Next Step Guides


John Howeth

Longs Peak Baptist Association

Bill Lighty

Pikes Peak Baptist Association

David Smith

Mesa Verde and Uncompahgre Baptist Associations

Nate Templin

Royal Gorge and Arkansas Valley Associations

Church Planting


Jeff Bachman

Jeff Bachman

Church Planting Catalyst

Al Barrera

Al Barrera

Church Planting Catalyst

Jerico DeVeyra

Jerico DeVeyra

Church Planting Catalyst

Dave Howeth

Dave Howeth

Send City Missionary, Send Denver

Michael Talley

Church Planting Catalyst

Dustin Wagley

Dustin Wagley

Church Planting Catalyst