Steve is the Lead Pastor at MVC. Over the past 17 years he has had opportunity to serve in various roles in church ministry including: camp and conference speaker, college pastor, and 13 years’ experience as a lead pastor. Steve graduated from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.
Though education and experience are certainly blessings, the real value of both has been to reveal a simple truth. Namely, that God in His love and forgiveness is the first mover in a radically renewed life. As God draws people into a relationship with Himself—and they respond in authentic faith and surrender—a new community with a unique hope is created.
Steve, Michelle, and their son Daniel are recent refugees from Minnesota. They are looking forward to milder winters and are already enjoying doing life with the MVC family—a family that seeks to be real with the joys/struggles of living on purpose together for Christ.
Youth Ministry Intern
Evan is serving as our youth ministries intern. Having grown up in the Winter Park Colorado area he has a unique call and passion to meet kids where they are at in the context of life in the Rocky Mountains. Evan has a deep resolve to make disciples who can make disciples. He strives to first and foremost fulfill the great command of loving God and loving people, through that he finds the strength to live out the call given to all Christians, the great commission, or as he calls it the great co-mission, found in Matthew 28: 18-20, making disciples who can then make disciples. He considers it a privilege to co-mission with Christ in bringing the lost to the saving faith of Jesus Christ and teach them how to do the same for those around them. Throughout the past 3 years Evan faithfully served youth in Eau Claire Wisconsin where he moved in 2013. During the summer of 2015 and 2016 Evan served with a mission’s organization called Next Step Ministries. He and a team of 8 lead ten, one-week missions trips in Oklahoma City doing disaster relief and community development in 2015. During the summer of 2016 Evan had the opportunity to lead a team of 11 also leading ten; one-week missions trips in the context of Colorado Springs working closely with the impoverished and homeless. God used those two summer to further develop Evan as a leader and deeper instill in him the resolve to make disciples. Evan desires to see the modern day church move away from “business as usual” and get back to the disciple making core that Jesus first modeled then commanded his disciples to do the same. His love for Jesus Christ and for students has brought him to Mountain View Church where he desires to see a movement of biblical discipleship and disciple making ignite, as students experience the eternal value of know Christ Jesus and making him known.
Mary Jean Carnevale
Administrative Assistant and Children’s Ministry Coordinator
I am excited to be coordinating the children’s ministry and working as the administrative assistant at Mountain View Church. The position of children’s ministry coordinator offers a wonderful opportunity for me to share my love of God and His teachings with children. I worked with the Mother of Preschool Program (MOPS) for 20 years and was involved with at-risk youth programs for 24 years. All my experience has helped me realize that every child of God is special, talented, and has immense potential. As administrative assistant, it is my privilege to serve as God leads.