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Finance and Operations

Rich Cantwell (Email)

Executive Pastor of Administrator and Stewardship/CFO

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts then raised in the Midwest town of Olathe, Kansas. I am a blessed and proud father of three lovely daughters and have been married to a wonderfully gifted and beautiful wife for 22 years. If I could vacation anywhere in the world, it would be anywhere with my wife and daughters.

When I was growing up, I wanted to be an Endodontist. One of my favorite toys as a child was a Big Wheel. I would spend hours riding around the neighborhood in my sweet ride. I also enjoyed building and designing with Legos.

Though I don’t spend a great deal of time watching television, my favorite shows would be 60 Minutes or 20/20, my favorite movie is Amadeus, and my favorite books are Inevitable Surprises, An Unstoppable Force, Human Sigma and If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat.

My background has led me through being a Business Owner, High School Educator, Executive Level leadership at a Fortune 100 company, Golf Professional, and regional restaurant and golf course General Management. I have been honored and privileged to be in full time ministry work at Denver First Church since 2006.

Ken Wheeler (Email)

Director of Operations

I have served in ministry the past 18 years and am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and also received a Masters in Ministry from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. I have been married to Pam for 18 years and we have 2 children: Micah, age 14, and Molly, age 13.

Karen John (Email)

Finance Director

My husband, Michael, and I were married in 1975 and started attending DFC in 1976. In 1993, we were blessed by the birth of our daughter, Mallory. The three of us, along with one very large dog, live in Littleton.

Something most people would not know about me is that I’m a Navy brat.

When I was a teenager, I dreamed of becoming an accountant.

If I could vacation anywhere it would not be a specific location but would include a warm beach and no cell phone service or internet.

Debbie Miller (Email)

Accounting Specialist

Jolene Kelley (Email)

Bookstore Manager

Something about you that we might not know or guess:

I have an adopted lion, at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, CO. He was rescued from living in a concrete pit in Mexico to a life of roaming the Colorado prairie.

If I could vacation anywhere in the world:

Italy – with a sunny beach!

What was your favorite toy when you were little:

Tire swing hung on a big tree in my yard. I would swing and swing for hours.

What did you want to be when you grew up:


What is your favorite TV show and or movie:

Masterpiece Theater is my favorite TV show

Little Women and Pride & Prejudice are my favorite movies

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