Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:10



Brandon Goad

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Brandon is a native Tennessean who, prior to coming to Christ Community, pastored First Congregational Churches of Arriba and Flagler, CO. Before moving to eastern Colorado, Brandon spent 10 years living in and around Boston, MA, where in 2008, he met Beth in a community group through their church. The two were married in May 2010. They have a daughter, Maggie and a son, Bodie.  Brandon graduated from Gordon-Conwell Seminary's Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME) in May 2016. He has a heart for serving urban communities and a passion for people. While in seminary, Brandon worked at the Boston Rescue Mission with their addiction recovery program and chapel. He also worked for Brockton YMCA Family Services where he was a case manager. Brandon loves spending time outside with his family and repairing old film cameras.

You can reach pastor Brandon at brandon@bbgoad.com or text him at 720-722-0764.



Minde Smyth

When Minde isn’t having bad dancing contests with her 19 & 21 year old daughters, she is usually found woodworking in her garage or escaping on adventures with her husband. As a former Missions Director of a church in Uptown Denver, she has had the opportunity to develop and oversee 12 outreach partnerships, including international projects in Costa Rica, Ethiopia and India. She has led a city wide gathering called the Denver Faith and Justice Conference of over 100 nonprofits and churches working towards social justice in the city of Denver. Currently she resides on the Executive Board for a local homeless day shelter called Network Ministries and has a passion to see all people in safe, affordable housing. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska she met her husband in a small bible college and married in 1996. Before moving to Denver, she and her husband spent 15 years doing community-based development alongside their neighbors in the inner city of Omaha. She’s worked with global organizations like Word Made Flesh as well as local nonprofits that provide supportive services, transitional housing and case advocacy for chronically homeless and near homeless. She would describe herself as a hopeless dreamer who believes there is no such thing as a lost cause. She is so excited to be a part of Christ Community Church.

Minde & Kevin


Dan Nydam


Church Council


Dan Parker--Vice President

Amy Murphy--Council Secretary

Doug Borger

Kory Franken


Sue Hoygaard

Karen Schevikhoven

Arlin Nydam

Peter Zina

Laura Altobelli

 Mike FInnell