Our 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.
 

ANDY & JULIE BAKER, ELDERS, ADMIN. & CHILDREN’S PASTORS

 
Pastor Andy and Julie Baker are from Grand Junction, Colorado, and have been an active part of serving the Living Stone Church family since 2005.
 
Andy grew up in the front range and moved to Grand Junction to attend college at Mesa State (now CMU) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Professional Spanish. He has been on staff at Living Stone Church and served as youth pastor, children’s pastor,  administrative pastor.  He also leads worship. Andy and his wife have a heart for family ministry.  Julie grew up in Grand Junction and also has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Professional Spanish from Mesa State College. She has served in children’s ministry since she was fifteen years of age and has always loved working with children and youth.
 
Andy and Julie 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 
 

JEANNE OUTHWAITE, MINISTRY SUPPORT

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. Jeanne studied voice and musical training at the University of Miami as she sings with the LSC praise and worship team. She also is part of the leadership team for the LSC women’s ministry, Women’s Advance.
 

VIC STINEMETZE, GROUNDS & CLEANING

ED KISSELL, BUILDING MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

MATTHEW BONNER-MOSS, COFFEE SHOP