• ben mccomb


    Ben McComb has always had a heart for kids and had an aspiration to invest in their lives. Ben was a Regional Director for Young Life, a Para-church youth ministry after his time getting a degree and playing football for West Virginia University. As well continuing in seminary at Fuller Seminary. He has also owned several small businesses through the years in Evergreen. In 1985, he and his wife, Judy, founded Teen Lunch Club--a Colorado non-profit youth ministry that has transformed our mountain community and our family's teens.

  • andy wann


    Andy is a ‘southern boy’ who made his way to Evergreen in 1988. He met his wife Barb at the Hiwan Laundromat in 1992. Easter 1999, Andy and his young family started attending Ascent Church, which was then First Baptist Church of Evergreen. “It’s the only church I have ever known”. He’s thoroughly enjoyed being in various church leadership roles since 2003. Andy is very active in the Evergreen community and feels blessed to have raised their son Tommy and daughter Anna up in the church and this wonderful mountain community.  

  • scott jussel


    Watch out for Scott Jussel. In one moment, he'll have you on the floor laughing, the next moment backing into a corner since he's messing with you, and the next moment, you'll be in tears because of his honest conversation and unmistakable love. He's a Colorado native and he and his wife Pam have been in Evergreen for decades. He's owned a successful small business for many years and has served at Ascent with distinction and humility.

  • mike gies


    Mike is one of the kindest and gentlest men you'll ever know. He's humble--even though by the world's standards, he wouldn't have to be. He is a rocket scientist! (You can imagine how much that helps Pastor John's preaching since he can say, "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to . . .") His wife Tara is a servant-hearted lover of Jesus. And, together, they have served and loved our community for decades.

  • brendan huff


    Brendan is the youngest of the 'elders' and has a gift and passion for sharing the good news of Christ with others. He is married to Brooke and they have two young sons named Wyatt and Will. Brendan is a small business owner and a long-time resident of Evergreen.

  • Bill Saxby


    Bill loves the Lord and serves Him as the husband of Pat, father of Justin and Paige, in various church leadership positions, as a clinical psychologist, as an academic administrator, and as a professor of psychology.  Bill and Pat live in Conifer (since 2001), attended Ascent Church since October 2016, and cherish the fellowship and teaching of Ascent.

  • Jake Goin


    Jake is a Colorado native who has been a member of Ascent Church since 2005. His passions for ministry include discipleship, marriage and stewardship and he is a coordinator for Financial Peace University. His next love to God is leading his wife, Whitney, and their children, Carter and Kalina. His hobbies include fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking and his blood runs orange for the Denver Broncos! He is CFO/COO of Western Pacific Insurance Network and Virtus Underwriting where he is dedicated to lead like Christ.