Gabe Reed (Pastor-Elder)

Reed FamilyGabe was born and raised in Kansas City. God opened his eyes to the gospel of Jesus in middle school.

Gabe met his wife Heather in Chicago while they were at Moody Bible Institute. They served short-term on the mission field in Turkey. Both Gabe and Heather have a heart for all kinds of people.

God has given them two kids, Tytus and Joelle. As a family they love playing games and enjoying hikes and afternoons paddling the lake. Gabe loves coffee, burritos, and burgers. His favorite books are You Can Change by Tim Chester and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Gabe loves being encouraged in community to grow in his relationship with Jesus. A life-long proverb is Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Roger Koons (Pastor-Elder)

Born in Oklahoma, I was raised in a Christian home and came to Christ at age of 9. My family moved to Colorado in 1961. I participated in our church’s youth group and upon graduation from high school I enrolled at Phillips University, a liberal arts Bible University in Oklahoma. Like many young people I began to question my faith and attended school chapel but was not active in a local church. I married my wife Ruleen the summer before my senior year. After graduation I eventually returned to church after settling in the Denver metro area. At this time I was teacher in the churches youth programs. We had our two sons during this period. Shortly after this time I was elected treasurer and added to the deacon board. I was mentored
by the Navigators. I completed the Navigator 2-7 program and became a small group leader and trainer in the church. I was also added to the Elder Board. Ruleen and I moved to a new start up church to help it grow. I was on the deacon board for several years and added to the Elder Board. I was also the treasurer. After 25 years we were lead to work with a couple of other start up churches and I started teaching a community Bible study on Wednesday mornings. At a church plant in Highlands Ranch I served on staff as Operations Pastor. After a few years we moved to Calvary Summitview where I now serve as a shepherd-pastor.

James Kellems (Pastor/Elder)

James was born in Hollywood and raised under the heat of the Southern California sun. He recklessly wasted his teenage years in the anger of a punk rock lifestyle. At age 20, James received his big break in Hollywood when, by grace, the Lord saved him and broke the chains of sin that had caused him so much chaos and grief. Born again, James has since lived in the service and glory of the Son, Jesus Christ, in whom He has peace with God.

While managing a smoothie bar, James met and fell in love with a stunningly beautiful customer named Jianna. The two became best friends and were married in 2000. Together, they have three awesome children: Ian, Alexandria, and Roxanne. In 2010, they moved to Colorado, which is literally one of the best decisions they ever made, although they miss the beach every now and then. It was in Colorado that they began their journey with the Calvary Family Churches in 2012.

James is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv). His heart is for all to encounter the glory and holiness of the Lord in Jesus Christ and experience the freedom of rejecting the ways of the world and following Jesus by the grace of faith and in the power of the Spirit.

When not doing his favorite thing, spending time with the family, James eats scones, plays hockey, and rides his Vespa.