Zach, his wife Catherine and their 4 kids, Anna, Isaac, Noah and Joseph live an abundant life of adventure and laughter! Zach was once in a punk band years ago, but thankfully, he grew out of that phase. He’s been at ClearView since 2001, serving the church in many different roles. Now, as Senior Pastor, he loves to see people fall in love with Jesus and experience the joy of serving Him.
Congregational Care Pastor
Tom and his wife Julie have three children: Sarah, Allison, and Nathan. Tom has served in three churches in various capacities and loves being back in Colorado in his role of Pastor of Congregational Care. His favorite part of ministry is listening to people’s stories of brokenness and helping them find Jesus the way he found Jesus in his brokenness, long after he was saved at the age of 6! Tom loves fishing, steak dinners, and golden retrievers, and he is amazed he gets to serve Jesus at ClearView in such a great community as Buena Vista.
Brandon Chism and his wife Lindsay recently moved from Chicago, IL. Brandon served at The Moody Church in Chicago for 11 years where he focused on team building, worship leading, and directing the arts ministry. He studied bassoon performance at Moody Bible Institute and theological studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Brandon has a passion for developing a worship culture centered on the Word (Col. 3:16) and bringing all generations together in song. He loves hiking and hopes to complete all 54 14ers in Colorado! Lindsay is a counselor and an incredible artist.
Franci and her husband, Gary, have 3 daughters and 1 son who are incredible, but let’s be honest, their 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter have stolen their hearts! In Franci’s spare time, she loves to hike, garden in her greenhouse, and show her Norwegian Elk Hound, Adele! If she could wake up tomorrow with a new talent, she’d want to play the piano really well or be able to paint beautiful pictures! Maybe one of her first paintings would be of something she loves most: a good sunrise! If you want to stop by the church one day & make Franci’s day, just bring her a few pieces of dark chocolate!
Youth & Family Pastor
Bio coming soon….
Julie married Ben in 2000, but they’ve been sweethearts since 1991! They have three beautiful children, Malachi, Mikayla & Sylvia, and three mischievous pets. Building relationships with kids, watching them grow in Christ and working alongside her husband all make Julie come alive. She’s always up for coffee, chai and anything outdoors! She was high school valedictorian AND Most Popular…but also the only graduate of her high school class. We think Julie is more than deserving of both of those accolades…and MANY more!
Small Group Coordinator
Sharon grew up in the cities of the South but moved to the mountains of Colorado after meeting her husband, Bob, 40 years ago. They raised their 3 adult children here on their cattle ranch, along with a few lambs, hogs, and 4-H steers that their kids all showed at the county fair. Their family has now expanded to include one son-in-law and their 5 year old grandson. Armed with the gift of hospitality and the love of cooking, Sharon knows no stranger and would have everyone gathered around her table if you could all fit! When not outdoors hiking, biking, or gardening, you can find Sharon indoors creating the next small group to share life and rich fellowship together, along with a lot of laughter and a good cup of coffee.
Andrea is a Colorado Native and has lived in Buena Vista since 2000. Andrea is married with three teenagers, which makes life very busy and interesting! Andrea loves to be creative at work and away from work. When she’s not running kids to soccer and mountain biking she can be found behind a camera creating beautiful portraits of families, seniors, couples and weddings. Andrea has been with the ClearView family since 2000 and has worked in the church office off and on since 2008. One of her favorite days at church is Tuesday because she gets to see so many faces come through the church doors!
Jim & Sheryl Atwood
bio coming soon…