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Senior Pastor/Lead Servant Matt Korniotes

I'm really just a regular guy that God has chosen to use and truly His choice and calling on my life is entirely according to His grace! Throughout my early adulthood I tried my best to ruin my life.  I lived every day for myself and was caught in a subtle but sure downward spiral.  I met my wife April when I was 21 years old, in May of 2002.  She and I were together until June of 2005 at which time we were married.  I had spent years not being the person I wanted to be for her and now I found myself failing as a husband and father to my new stepson, Brantley.  But just as the Bible says, "Man plans his way but God directs His path," (Proverbs 16:9) God had brought April and Brantley into my life to reach through the self-seeking darkness and save me.  In 2005 I attended a Men's Retreat that was hosted by Calvary Chapel.  As the pastor (David Rosales) taught of God's desires for fathers and for husbands, my spirit within me raged as I came face to face with my true self...lost, sick with regret and utterly brokenhearted...I had grown into a man that failed himself, failed his wife, failed his son and most of all, failed a holy, merciful, and just God.  But God in His loving kindness, mercy and boundless grace saw fit to reveal Himself to Me through the knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ. That September night I gave my life to the Lord and found His promise to be true...that, "Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21) I came back from that divine appointment not perfect, not even close,...but completely new.  The Bible says that, "If any man be in Christ Jesus then he is a new creation...all things have passed away...all things are made new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)  Jesus had set me free and all I wanted was to grow in His grace and learn to love as He loves me.  I've always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy and the change that God worked in me was extremely radical to the point that I really sort of freaked out my new bride.  Thankfully she hung with me and soon we were walking side by side in the love and grace of Jesus.  I began to serve in any capacity that I could at Calvary Chapel eventually joining the staff as the Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor and a member of the worship team.  My adorable daughter Madison was born to April and I in July of 2006 followed by my precious son Lincoln (Link) in December of 2009.  In early 2010 I responded to the Spirit of the Lord calling me out to a place that He would show me. As I prayed and sought God's will, His hand orchestrated the circumstances for my family to leave Virginia and come to the Denver Metro area to plant a new and fresh work. And so on September 6th 2010 I arrived here in Colorado to become a part of what God was wanting to do at Calvary Chapel Cherry Creek.  God's grace and love are FOR the folks of Colorado (AND YOU) and what a blessing it is to be a part of His work!

April Korniotes - Womens' Ministry Leader

Pastor Chinedum Onwuegbu - Pastoral Care

Pastor Scott Brown - Men's Ministry & Church Infrastructure

Pastor Trifon Gouvas - Discipleship & Counseling

Pastor Jerrod Keith - Youth Ministries & Prayer Lead

Pastor James Stroud - Missions & Ministry Outreach

Matt Wallenburg - Worship Leader

Auburn Slavec - Director of Children's Ministry

Lezli Urlacher - Fellowship & Ministry Leader

Yvonne Brown - Church Manager/Administrator


Lindsey Pintar - Church Manager/Administrator

David Urlacher - Deacon & Finance Lead


Ben Young - Deacon & Worship Leader

Matt Morgan - Deacon & Security

Ernest Looney - Deacon & Fellowship Servant