Justin PeddicordMinistry Director – Justin Peddicord has been volunteering in youth ministry for over 20 years. He is an Air Force Academy graduate and holds an MS in engineering. During his time in the Air Force, Justin had the opportunity to volunteer with many Christian programs in different cities. He and his family moved to Parker in 2000. He is thrilled to have worked with youth ministries in the Denver area for the last 17 years. Seeing students come to Christ and grow in their faith are among his greatest joys in life. A retired Air Force Officer and industrial engineer, he has taught at several universities for the last 10 years and is currently an instructor at Colorado Christian University and Metro State University. He and his wife Shannon have two sons.
Becky CohenProgram Manager, Intergenerational Ministry and Mountain Vista, North Parker (Chaparral, Colorado Early Colleges, Lutheran, Homeschool) – Becky Cohen has been serving in ministry for the last 15 years. Becky has always had a passion for sharing Christ’s love with youths, beginning as a Christian camp counselor in high school and working in teen and prison ministry organizations in college. After moving to Parker in 1999 with her husband Bob and children, Becky became a board member with Ridgeview Academy, a CO Department of Human Services facility in partnership with Denver Public Schools. She has worked for several local youth ministries, most recently holding positions of director and area director. In addition to her ministry work, Becky also has a business degree and a background in business management. Seeing people of all ages realize their sense of purpose through encouragement and support of one another through relational ministry fuels her passion..
Dan PruittDan PruittProgram Manager, South Parker (Legend, Ponderosa, Homeschool) – Dan Pruitt has been blessed to volunteer and work in youth ministry for 7 years. After studying physical education at Ball State University in Indiana, Dan moved across the country to follow his passion and serve in youth ministry. Dan has been heavily involved in developing youth ministry programs in six different high schools He has worked to build strong, fruitful ministry programs in Denver-area schools for the last 5 years. Dan loves high school ministry because he knows that the works God is giving him today will affect students’ lives forever. In addition to youth ministry, Dan is extremely active at Lifegate Church, where he volunteers in multiple areas, including working with the church connection team and managing all ushers.
Program Manager, Weld County and Highlands Ranch (Weld Central High School, SkyView Academy, Homeschool) – Otto Pruitt has served in youth ministry for 35 years. He first became involved as a student and came to Christ through a parachurch ministry. Otto has been instrumental in creating and developing ministries on more than 35 campuses. He has worked in the Denver area since 2010, where he has overseen the building of numerous middle school and high school ministries. tto is as passionate as ever to reach young people with the message of Christ. He loves being with kids and has greatly appreciated the opportunity to mentor hundreds of volunteers and staff in his career. He has even been blessed to see a number of students return to join his staff. Otto is married to Denise and they have four sons.
Where we serve
6161 Business Center Dr,
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
North Parker: Chaparral
10235 Parkglenn Way,
Parker, CO 80138
Weld Central Senior High School
4715 Co Rd 59,
Keenesburg, CO 80643