Founder and Executive Director
Wes has been leading the Denver Youth Worker Collective since 2015. He loves to be outdoors, a strong cup of coffee and local youth workers and the ministry they do.
He is also the Director of Student Ministries at Greenwood Community Church in Greenwood Village
Allison has been working in youth ministry since 2004 in church, parachurch, and camp ministries. She currently works with adolescents and young adults as an LPC at Southwest Counseling Associates and as the Youth Pastor at Platt Park Church. Allison loves life here in Denver with her husband, Taylor and their daughter, enjoying as much time as they can get up in the mountains
Gareth has been working in Youth Ministry in Denver since 1999! He leads with Denver Youth For Christ and oversees 3 ministry models in the region. He's married and has three sons.
Gareth enjoys empowering our ministry leaders to work with our population of youth, backpacking with my sons, and watching Redbox movies with my wife.
Molly has been working with youth since 2008 in a variety of settings in New York, Tennessee and Denver. She is currently serving as the Downtown Youth Director at Open Door Ministries. Molly is passionate about building relationships with students and families that communicate dignity, identity and belonging.
Molly is married to her husband Matt and enjoys all the beauty and adventure Colorado has to offer.
Jakob's been in youth ministry for over 10 years, starting out first as the low paid intern, then the part-time middle school director, and eventually full time. Jakob is married to his beautiful wife, Robbin. Jakob is always interested in networking especially in the area North of Denver.
Jakob is also the Youth Pastor at Discovery Church in Broomfield
Nick Elio has worked with students for over a decade in many contexts, Nick speaks from his experience in student ministry, from middle school to college, large and small. He studied sociology and psychology at the University of Colorado Denver Nick currently lives in Denver with his wife and their two boys and enjoys cooking and music in his spare time.
Nick also serves as the Family Ministries Pastor of Denver Community Church.
Mike has been working with youth since 1999 in churches, parachurch organizations, and athletic coaching. He’s worked with kids in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, and Colorado. He loves working with adolescents, networking with other youth workers, and doing things outside like skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and running. His favorite person is his wife Heidi. They are renovating their home in Denver while their two dogs find ways to get in trouble.
He is also the Director of Student Ministries at Broomfield United Methodist Church.