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 Christian Leadership University.  Lisa is co-leading the worship teams and leading worship. 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.
 
PAUL AND KIM HOWARD, MUSIC, YOUTH PASTOR & ELDERS

Paul and Kim, from Grand Junction, have a heart for the next generation, outreach and discipleship. They have been faithful members and have served LSC for decades. They have led mission trips, established relationships abroad, led teaching and leading youth, with Kim as youth pastor. Served in the areas of music, men’s, connect groups, and facility consultation. They have run a successful business for many years employing, mentoring and helping those whom they employ. They have three grown children, a new daughter in law, who all serve God and are all involved in ministry where God has placed them. 

 

ANDY & JULIE BAKER, WORSHIP PASTOR, EXECUTIVE ADMIN. & CHILDREN’S 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. Both have degrees from CMU. Andy is co-leading the worship teams and leading worship. Julie is experienced in Children’s ministry and leadership. 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.
 

JEANNE OUTHWAITE – CUSTODIAL COORDINATOR, MINISTRY SUPPORT & OFFICE 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 custodial coordinator, office receptionist & ministry support. Jeanne and Peter also assist the Hospitality and Personal Prayer Ministry at LSC bringing love and encouragement to those in need. 
 
ELISHA ESPINOZA – DIGITAL CHURCH COODINATOR

ED KISSELL- BUILDING MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

MATTHEW BONNER-MOSS – COFFEE SHOP MANAGER

JESS GONZALES- GROUNDS & CLEANING