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.
Youth & Family Pastor
Peter and his wife Tanya moved to Buena Vista from Washington State at the end of 2020. They are the busy parents of five little kids; Daniel, Mark, Anna, Katie, and Elijah. They feel very blessed to be serving the Lord here at Clearview. Peter has a heart for discipleship and helping the young people of the church grow in their walks with Jesus. When he is not working Peter is usually spending time with his family. He also enjoys; strong coffee, hiking, and studying.
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!
Director of Spiritual & Community Formation
Mitzi grew up on a farm in Upstate New York. She has a passion to see people grow into all that God has designed them to be. She loves Jesus and loves people who Jesus created. Mitzi believes that God’s grace will meet you in the wildness of life. She desires to see men and women in authentic communities of small groups where they feel safe, heard, and experience the hands and feet of Jesus. She also looks for ways to connect the church/small groups to the community in ways that would be a cup of cold water. She deeply enjoys having coffee, deep conversation, gardening, ready and being present every day to the wonders it holds.
Healing will come from the inside out, in our hearts where Jesus dwells and where the wild “things grow.” Growing Slow – Jennifer Dukes Lee
Franci and her husband, Gary, have 3 daughters and 1 son who are incredible, but let’s be honest, their 4 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!
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…