Leadership

Pastor/Elders

Todd Fletcher

Preaching Pastor/Elder 

Todd was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ.  Upon graduation from high school, Todd attended Bodenseehof Bible School, located in Friedrichshafen, Germany.  After his time in Germany, he accepted a job as a youth pastor at Bridgeway Church in North Carolina.  It was through a Bible study at this church that he met his wife, Glory.  Todd and Glory were married in 2009.  Shortly thereafter, the Fletchers moved to Denver, CO to pursue ministry in the Front Range area.  From 2009 to 2014, Todd served as both a youth pastor and as an associate pastor in the Front Range area. Todd was then ordained by the Chapel in the Hills in 2014 and has been serving as the preaching pastor since January 2015.

Todd and Glory have a son and two daughters, Knox, Kinsley, and Olivia. Todd has a B.S. in Biblical Studies through Liberty University (2013), a Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary (2016), and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry at the Master’s Seminary. Todd’s passion is the proclamation of the Gospel message and the exaltation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  His ministry aim is to see lives changed through the teaching of God’s Word; to announce that salvation is found in Christ and no place else; to effectively disciple those who are under the care of Chapel in the Hills; and to give all praise, glory, and honour to the triune God!

Monte Stevenson

Men’s Ministry Coordinator/Pastor/Elder 

Born and raised in Kansas, Monte and his wife Rita began their journey together as followers of Jesus Christ.  Married in 1980, they have been blessed with five children and five grandchildren. After serving the local church in youth ministry, Monte was called to attend Western Bible College and Colorado Christian University where he received his B.A. degree in Pastoral Studies.  Monte has served as a non-vocational elder in the Chapel since 1985.  His passion is to magnify the Excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Monte has served his Savior at the Chapel in the Hills since 1993.

Don Cross

Pastor/Elder

Don is the second eldest of six children who grew up on a cattle ranch in the sandhills of Nebraska.  Don met his wife Sandy at Ball State University while in graduate school.  In 1966 they were married in Riverside, CA.  A year later they moved to Colorado and were employed by Jefferson County Schools.

In the spring of 1968, they purchased property in Coal Creek Canyon and moved into their home.  Their daughter, Kathy, was born in November 1969 and Sandy became a stay-at-home mom.  Eric was born in 1972, is single, and lives in the canyon.  Kathy lives in Greeley with her husband and their two children.

In 1970, they started attending a Bible church and within a few years, both Don and Sandy had accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Don was called into a leadership position on the church board a few years later and continued to serve in that capacity until they recognized God’s call to leave that church.

The Lord led them to Chapel in the Hills and they soon became involved in the ministry of the Chapel, which has now been their church home for nearly 30 years.  Don recognized God’s call to use his spiritual gifts, particularly in the area of administration.

Donald Clairmont

Pastor/Elder 

Donald was born and raised in northern Michigan. After graduating from High School, he entered and served in the United States Navy and the United States Naval Ready-Reserve, where he came to saving faith in Messiah. Donald immigrated to Colorado in the early eighties and attended Western Bible College, now Colorado Christian University. After his completion of college, Donald was involved and mentored by a Hebrew/Christian, serving for two years as voluntary staff with an International Messianic Ministry, where he has mentored and taught within the Messianic Jewish community. Donald brings a Jewish flavor and background to the Jewish Scriptures (both Old and New Testament) at the Chapel. He is married and has one son. 

Chris Stevenson

Praise Team Coordinator/Pastor/Elder

Chris is a native, being born and raised in Colorado and living most of his life right here in the Canyon. Chris is the son of Monte and Rita Stevenson, and grew up in Coal Creek Canyon and Chapel in The Hills since the age of 5. Chris views his life as an awesome testament to the blessing of being brought up in a godly household and always being involved in the Chapel throughout his life. The Chapel has always has been his home and family. Chris is married to Mercy, and they currently have two children, Ellie and Dexter, with one little one on the way! Chris has been serving as the praise team leader at the Chapel since 2013. His passion is to exalt the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through true worship that emanates from the heart because of the unsurpassed joy that God has given us.

“Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.” Psalm 33:3

Coordinators

Kristi Kingsolver

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Kristi was born and raised in Pampa, TX. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduating, she moved to Colorado where she taught reading at Carbondale Elementary School. After her first year of teaching, she moved to Aurora where she taught Language Arts for Aurora Public Schools for 3 years. She met and married John Kingsolver in 2007. They have 2 daughters and a son, Rayleigh, Maggie, and Jack. They attended Colorado Community Church while living in Aurora, where Kristi was active in many adult and children ministries. In the summer of 2015, God led the Kingsolvers to the Canyon and to attend the Chapel. Kristi was called into service as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator and has held that appointment since January 2017. Her passion is to introduce children to God and Jesus through the Bible, so they have a solid fountain for life-long growth in spiritual knowledge and worship of Him.

Sara van Rensburg

Women’s Ministry Coordinator

A fifth-generation native to Colorado, Sara grew up in Loveland and moved to the Canyon in 2003 when she married her husband, Shaun. Although she grew up in the church, it took nearly a decade for her to return to her faith as an adult. Through sound doctrine and seeking out godly mentors, she learned the value of having relationships with other women who follow after God.
Sara and her husband Shaun enjoy spending time with their three children, Taryn (13), Emmie (10) and Gerrit (8).  Together, they share a love of the outdoors, skiing, rafting, camping, hiking, entertaining, travel, and great food and wine.
Sara and the five other Women’s Ministry Leadership Team members share a heart for authentic relationships, growing in their faith, and mentoring and serving one another.

Gene Rouse

Deacon’s Coordinator


Gene was born in Rockford Illinois. He moved To Coal Creek Canyon as a child in 1950.  Gene has attended the Chapel since its inception as a Sunday school in 1951. This was where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  Gene is an Army Vietnam combat veteran and a former Fire Chief.

Gene and his wife JoAn have been married for 55 years and have 1 son, Tyrone.

God has called Gene to utilize his gifts of organization and leadership in the capacity of Deacon Coordinator.

Duane Schanke

Youth Coordinator


Duane was raised in rural Wisconsin where he developed his love for Green Bay Packers football and cheese. After high school, he went to St. Cloud State University to play football. It was in St. Cloud that he got involved in the local church young adult ministry. He met his wife, Anna, playing volleyball at church and they have been married since 2013.

They moved to Coal Creek Canyon in 2016 and have been a part of the Chapel In The Hills family since then. Duane has a passion to show youth how to make the tough transitions in their lives, beginning with making faith in Jesus a personal, firsthand experience. Through this journey, we hope to develop in them both spiritual and mental resiliencies to carry them through any struggles they may face.

Duane and Anna enjoy their free time with hiking, volleyball, basketball, golf, Monopoly Deal (because the board game takes too long), and playing with their two dogs Lily & Bella.