Meet our pastors.

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Duane Cory

Senior Pastor

Duane is the lead pastor and primary teacher at Deer Creek. He and his wife, Holly, are transplants from the Midwest. In 1987 they moved to Colorado to start this church. Duane earned his Bachelor’s degree from Covenant College and his Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary. They’ve raised a family of four children and both love the outdoors, this church, and yes, after over 30 years together, they still love each other.

Joseph and Family

Joseph McCormick

Associate Pastor

Joseph leads in a variety of areas at Deer Creek including small groups, leadership development, long-term strategy, and preaching. Joseph came to faith in college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he was 19. He and his wife, Sheila, moved out to Colorado in 2010 and enrolled together at Denver Seminary. Joseph completed his Master of Divinity Degree in 2013. Joseph loves fitness, reading, board games, sports, and spending time with Sheila and their two daughters.


Tim Ringquist

Executive Pastor

Tim helps run many of the operations of the church including the finances, facility, benevolence and HR. He also oversees local and global missions. He earned his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary in 2015. Tim met Jesus as a 19-year-old college student. He enjoys learning, and reading a good book. Podcasts and blogs on anything from economics to leadership are also favorites. But by far, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and three girls.


Brett Weston

Church Planting Resident

Brett serves in a variety of roles as he is preparing to launch a church plant out of Deer Creek. He graduated from CSU with a BS in Psychology, and from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Biblical Studies. Brett was exposed to the Gospel at an early age and wholeheartedly accepted Jesus as his Savior his freshman year of college. Brett enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, distance running, coffee with his wife, and adventures with his 6 kids!                                                                                         


Elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church, teaching, shepherding its people, and modeling for them the Christian life. 

  • Duane Cory, Senior Pastor
  • Joseph McCormick, Associate Pastor
  • Tim Ringquist, Executive Pastor
  • Tyler Brinks
  • Gary Fuller
  • Stephen Gross
  • Demian Klausing
  • Bob Schmitz