Zach Bearss

Senior Pastor

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.

Tom Dages

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

Worship Pastor

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.

Jason Taber

Youth & Family Pastor

Jason and his wife, Megan, have two kids: Graham and Kylie. They enjoy adventuring in the outdoors by skiing, hiking, jeeping, and fishing. Jason has served full time in student ministry since 2016. Jason and Megan enjoy doing ministry together and love seeing students come alive in their faith. Jason is passionate about investing in leaders and partnering with parents to raise students that love Jesus.

Julie Little 

Children’s Director

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!    

Mitzi Norton

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 Crowder


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 Morgan

Office Assistant

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…