Our Leadership and Staff

 

ALAN & LISA ESPINOZA, ELDERS, & LEAD PASTORS

 
Pastors Alan and Lisa Espinoza are from Fruita, Colorado, and have been a part of the Living Stone family since 2010. Alan was born in New Mexico and moved to the Grand Valley area as a child. He attended high school at Covenant Christian Academy in Grand Junction, CO. He attended college at Southern Arizona Bible College and most recently Christian Leadership University.  Lisa is from the Fruita area and attended high school at Emmanuel Christian Academy.
Alan and Lisa have lived in Michigan, Utah, and Colorado on their journeys. They have two grown children, Elisha and Sierra.
 

RAQUEL GONZALES, ELDER & PASTOR

 
Raquel Gonzales is an elder-pastor and one of the original founders of Living Stone Church. She oversees various ministry groups at Living Stone.
 
Raquel studied early child development training while she was the director of “Kids of the Kingdom Preschool” at Northeast Christian Church. She functioned as a teacher-director there for ten years.  Raquel and Jerry Gonzales pastored Emmanuel Assembly of God Church in Fruita, Colorado, for twelve years where they also established Emmanuel Christian Academy, directing it for six years. They also served as interim pastors at First Assembly of God and were lead pastors at Living Stone Church for over twenty years. Raquel has 3 adult sons, Steve, Ken, and Joe and enjoys grand children and great grandchildren.
 
JOHN AND JULIE HARPER, ELDERS

John and Julie Harper grew up and raised their family on the Western Slope. Married 41 years they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. John is a master plumber for Mesa County School District 51 and Julie Is a BOA for Edward Jones. They moved to Pagosa Springs and were there for 13 years, before moving back to Grand Junction. Through the years they have been a part of small groups leadership, healing and deliverance ministries, Children’s ministry, Prayer ministry, and Worship ministries. They look forward to what God is and has been doing at LSC.
 

RON & LINDA LENARD, ELDERS

 
Ron and Linda Lenard have been elders at Living Stone Church for over twenty years.  Ron has oversight over various ministries at LSC.  Linda is an integral part of Women’s ministry and serves in kids church and greeting. Ron and Linda have been married for over 50 years and enjoy spending time with family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
 
 

JULIE BAKER, EXECUTIVE ADMIN. & CHILDREN’S PASTOR

Julie Baker is from Grand Junction, Colorado, and has been an active part of serving the Living Stone Church family since 2005. Julie has a degree from CMU and is experienced in Children’s ministry and leadership. Julie and Andy, Julie’s husband, have been blessed with four beautiful children: Kathryn, Elizabeth, Charles, and Daniel. Some of the activities their kids enjoy are singing, dancing, and worship.  Andy and Julie are excited to see all that God has in store for Living Stone Church.
 

JEANNE OUTHWAITE, EVENTS COORDINATOR and RECEPTIONIST

Jeanne along with her husband Peter—have been a part of the Living Stone family since 2001. She is currently on staff at LSC as events coordinator, receptionist and ministry support. Jeanne and Peter also lead the Hospitality and Personal Prayer Ministry at LSC bringing love and encouragement to those in need. 
 

ED KISSELL, BUILDING MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

JESS GONZALES, GROUNDS & CLEANING

MATTHEW BONNER-MOSS, COFFEE SHOP MANAGER