Our Mission & Vision
Our purpose is to worship God and love one another by taking Christ to the community and the community to Christ. We are a multi-generational downtown congregation with active children, youth and adult ministries. We operate under a “safe sanctuary” policy to keep our youth and children safe. Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Pastor Steve Easterday-McPadden, Senior Pastor
Pastor Steve and his wife Kim come to us from Ft. Collins United Methodist Church where he has been the senior pastor. He has also served churches in Longmont and Durango. Prior to entering the ministry, Steve was an electric power engineer with Public Service Company of Colorado.
Pastor Steve received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Colorado and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He has been a cub scout master, he is a motorcycle enthusiast, bicyclist, guitarist and vocalist. He was the tenor banjo player in a Dixieland/gospel/jazz band. The Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation is another interest he has.
Steve’s wife, Kim, has worked as an office manager for Edward Jones in Ft. Collins. Along with her husband she has lead Disciple Bible studies. She belongs to UMW and likes to cook and do behind-the-scenes work for church dinners.
Steve and Kim have two daughters, Carly who is a registered nurse, and Darrel who is working on her PhD in physics. Their twin sons, Peter and Isaac, are enrolled at the University of Colorado. Peter is studying computer science and Isaac is studying chemical engineering.
Contact Pastor Steve by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Laura Cartwright is the associate pastor at FUMC and came to serve this church community in July 2011. She lives with her husband Brad and her high school son Isaac. She has a 26-year-old son, Joshua, who lives in Boulder and is a commercial pilot. Laura attended Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated in 2010.
Contact Rev. Laura at email@example.com