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Tina Hayhurst (email)

Missions Pastor and Community Impact

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado and graduated from Littleton High School and Metro State college. I was 13 years old when I was introduced to Denver First Church and fell in love with the youth group and soon after began a relationship with Christ. Jim and I have been married for 17 years, and have three children: Jadyn, Jamie and Joshua. I have had the joy of working with youth and children for over 27 years. I am thankful to God to be part of launching Movement 5280, a new Teen Center in Downtown Denver.

Something few people know about me is that I worked for a youth treatment center as a Physical Education teacher and counselor in Adams County before becoming Children's Pastor.

If I could vacation anywhere in the world, I would go to Switzerland with my family. I would love to sit and look at the rolling green hills and God's creation! I would also like to do a cattle drive before I get too old!

When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher. Later, I wanted to be a high school counselor.

My favorite toy as a child? I loved to play with GI Joes. I had the helicopter and jeep and the tiger and cage.

I love watching American Idol with my family and my favorite movie is Sister Act and The Sound of Music. My favorite book is the Bible.


Cindy Johnson (email)

Women's Ministries Pastor & Christian Education

My passion is for God and His Word. I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. I met my husband, Barry while attending the University of Colorado. I graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Education. We have two grown sons, Erik and Tyler. Erik is married to Shantel and they have a three year old daughter, Avari and baby boy, Elijah. I was ordained last June.

Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

Few people would know that I was born and raised in the Republic of Boulder

If I could vacation anywhere in the world, I would go to Jerusalem and walk where Jesus walked.

When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher! I lined up my dolls and taught them - they were much better behaved than kids!

My favorite toys as a child were my dolls (they doubled as my students).

My favorite TV show is “What not to Wear”; favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird and Joel Rosenberg books.


Randy Smith (email)

Counseling Pastor

I started working at DFC in 1971 as Youth Pastor, was Associate Pastor, Family Life, Christian Education in 1983 – 1989 and from 2001 to 2010 involved in a variety of areas throughout the church. Presently, I am Counselor for the church. I have been in private practice since 1990 and specialize in treatment of domestic violence perpetrators.

Not many people would know that I had jobs in high school and college included breaking horses on a 3,000 acre ranch, ‘lumberjack’ in the Northwest, roustabout in the oil fields and freight docks.

If I could vacation anywhere in the world I would go to Machu Picchu - because it is there.

When I was little I wanted to be a Psychiatrist.

My favorite toy as a child was the toy that I was playing with at the moment. Why? Because it was the toy I was playing with at the moment.

I haven’t watched TV in 10 years. My favorite movie is “What About Bob?” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” My favorite book…historical biographies, historical novels – like James Michener, if they are well written and well researched.


Sherri Siegfreid (email)

Connections Director

I was born in Missouri but spent most of my childhood in Greeley, CO where my dad, Roy Pedersen, pastored the Greeley First Church of the Nazarene for many years. I graduated from Mid America Nazarene University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Communications and met my husband Shawn while attending there. Shawn and I have three children, Shawna (TNU student), Shayli and Shaden and we reside in Highlands Ranch.

My favorite TV show is The Office. My favorite movie(s) are sports stories such as Blind Side, Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, Miracle, etc. I love reading so I have lots of favorites, but the book that I would have to say made a very profound difference in my life is entitled “The Heavenly Man” by Brother Yun. I’m still trying to process it. I also enjoy Ted Dekker and Joel Rosenberg.


Roger Freels (email)

Pastor of Congregational Care


Kris Bell (email)

Adult Ministries Assistant

I was born and raised in the Denver area, attended Northwest Nazarene University. I am married and have 3 boys.

Few people know that I have traveled to all but eight states, before I graduated from high school, with a variety of DFC groups, TACT, Puppets etc. Since then I have only visited 4 states.

I would love to go to Europe there is so much history, great food, shopping, lots to discover and explore.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Bus Driver when I grew up.

My favorite toy was an antique doll that belonged to my mother. This doll was the size of a 2 year old and had a porcelain head and you could dress it up in real baby cloths.

My favorite TV Show is Food Network and favorite movie is Young Frankenstein. I don’t like to read much so I don’t really have a favorite book.


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