Pastor of Family Ministries and Community Life
Than Baylor, his wife, Michelle, and two children, Nathan and Katya, are Colorado natives and enjoy cycling, the Rocky Mountains and playing outside. Than received a BS in Elementary Education before marrying Michelle in 2001. Than also has a master's from Denver Seminary in the areas of youth and family. Than joined the staff of SGC in 2004 and he and his family continue to look forward to many years ahead instilling passion for Jesus Christ in the lives of children.
Email Than Ext: 205
High School Director
Stephen has attended Southern Gables since birth and he’s so excited that he now has the opportunity to serve on staff at SGC! He completed his degree in Youth Ministry at CCU in December 2016 and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Denver Seminary. He loves discipling students and working with adult volunteers to see lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When he’s not hanging out with students, you can find him watching sports, enjoying Colorado’s outdoors, or eating ice cream.
Contact Stephen Ext: 212
Pastor Jeff experienced a revolution within when he met Jesus during his college years. Shortly after becoming a follower of Christ, he sensed God's call to preach the Word and lead God's people. He's passionate about building an Acts 2 community of believers to reach our world, locally and globally, for Jesus Christ. Jeff enjoys doing almost anything outdoors, especially when it includes his wife, Christie, and three young boys, Grayson, Haddon and Shepherd. Jeff says, "I'm so very pleased to be part of the team at Southern Gables, and am excited about stepping into God's preferred future for our church."
Contact Pastor Jeff Ext: 215
Pastor of Outreach Ministries
Al enjoys serving the SGC body through Compassion Ministries, Congregational Care and Outreach. He and Laura met in junior high, dated in high school, married in college, and have been enjoying ministry and their family ever since. Al and Laura have 3 grown sons, 3 daughters-in-law and 11 grandchildren who know them as "Tata" and "Nana." Al has studied at Biola University, receiving an undergrad degree in Biblical Studies, and at CCU, receiving an M.A. in Biblical Counseling. He loves getting to know people (often over coffee), taking pictures, playing softball and hanging out with his grandchildren.
Contact Al Ext: 203
Ashley loves serving the SGC family and staff! She grew up in Eastern Colorado on a farm and ranch with her parents and two younger brothers. She graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Elementary Education in December 2016. Ashley enjoys spending time with her friends and family by playing games and sports. She loves watching the Kansas Jayhawks play basketball, which stemmed from playing basketball and watching her father coach over the years.
Contact Ashley Ext: 204
Director of Middle School and Connections
Nathanael is from Wichita, Kansas and moved to Denver in 2014 to pursue studies in Youth Ministry and Theology at Colorado Christian University. His search for a church home led him to Southern Gables, where his passion for Youth Ministry helped him get involved with the church, its families, and their students. Nathanael is thrilled to lead Edge, the middle school ministry, and welcome newcomers as the Director of Middle School and Connections. When he is not busy working to complete a Master of Divinity at Denver Seminary or serving at SGC, Nathanael enjoys reading, traveling, spending time outdoors and engaging with friends.
Contact Nathanael Ext: 219
Contact Helen Ext: 214
Director of Women's Minitries
Pat is a native of Southern California, but has lived in beautiful Colorado (and attended Southern Gables) since August of 1993. She moved to Spain to work with Jon and Kathy Haley in 2005. She returned home in 2013 to be close to her children and grandchildren. She has two adult children, a lovely daughter-in-law, and two wonderful grandsons. Her vision for Women's Ministries is to bring together intergenerational teams of women to serve the women of SGC and help fulfill the mission of the church to "Advance Jesus' Life-Transforming Movement of Disciples Making Disciples." She believes that happens best in relationships and desires to increase opportunities for women to gather together in a safe place where they can bring their unchurched friends. She loves living in Colorado and enjoys taking walks, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and is very excited about working with the women of Southern Gables Church.
Contact Pat Ext: 217
Adjunct Staff - Apologetics Equipping
Tony grew up near Seattle before moving to Idaho for college, where he studied Broadcasting, Religion, and Philosophy. He somehow convinced Stefanie, a Colorado girl, to marry him. After Connor was born, they moved to Morrison in 2000. Tony's hobby of making websites turned into a business in 2005, and he loves that working from home gives him lots of time with his family. He used to golf and read and drive around a lot. Today, Tony mostly sits at his desk and types.
Adjunct Staff - Information Technology
Administrative Assistant of Children's Ministries & Outreach Ministries
Kasia was born and raised in Poland and moved to Denver in 2003 to attend Denver Seminary, graduating in 2006 with a degree in Counseling Ministries. She married Tim in 2004 and they have three children: Abigail, Tristan, and Nel. She has two younger sisters (twins), one of whom lives in Philadelphia and the other as well as her parents are still in Poland. She has 4 nieces and 2 nephews. Since joining Southern Gables in 2003, she's been involved in the youth ministry, and the Global Outreach Team as a deacon. She enjoys reading fiction (and a little non-fiction), scrap-booking and traveling back to Poland whenever it's possible.
Contact Kasia Ext: 220
Adjunct Staff - Strategic Alignment Coordinator
Originally from Wyoming, Ron and his wife, Alice (who is from Kansas), worked in leadership development in Asia for the majority of their forty-plus years on the staff of an international organization. In his volunteer capacity at SGC, he works alongside the Senior Pastor and Executive Team to align church ministries in fulfilling our mission, vision, and strategic plan within our core values. In their continuing work with the same international organization, he and his wife develop reproducing disciples locally through personal and group mentoring and coaching. Also, with his Ph.D. and significant experience as a professor and academic leader, he serves globally based from Denver to help meet critical spiritual leadership needs through developing numerous non-Western, university and graduate-level educational institutions and non-residential certificate programs. He is ordained and has three children and four grandchildren.
Mid-Week Children’s Mornings Programming Director
Phyllis was born in Amarillo Texas and lived there until age 16. Her family moved to the Denver area and have loved it here ever since. Dave and Phyllis were married in 1985 and have 2 sons, Rob and Chris. They have attended Southern Gables Church since 1985. Her interest in creative design lead her to floral design school and part-time work in the floral industry. In 2002, she was approached by a staff member to be a facilitator for MOPS children's program. She said "I feel God directed me to this position and I continue to work as children's director for MI2 and Women's Bible studies on Tuesday mornings. God has truly blessed me with wonderful people and children to minister to each week."
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Kathy Williams is the Children's Ministry Coordinator. She is married to Landy and between them they have four grown children and seven grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys working in her garden and spending time with her grandchildren. Kathy feels that children at this age are in their prime to hear and believe the gospel. It is a major responsibility of the Church family and should be considered a privilege to teach them the Good News.
Contact Kathy Ext: 243