Worship and Arts
Shaun McClellan (Email)
After serving as Arts in Worship Pastor for churches in Kansas and Indiana, I am grateful to participate as a staff member at Denver First Church. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Management and Organizational Communication degree, and met a Colorado girl who would later become my wife. She convinced me to move to Colorado after the Denver Broncos won back to back Super Bowls; I’ve never been more grateful to trade the Pacific Ocean for the Rocky Mountains. Courtney and I have two sons, Parker and Turner.
Some of the highlights of my journey have included leading worship for the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene and Nazarene Youth Congress. I have also toured with David Jeremiah's Turning Point Ministry which included the privilege of directing a 400 member community-based choir to lead worship with Michael W. Smith at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
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Larry Stephens (Email)
Director of Music and Media Support
Almost a Denver native, I have been serving in a number of churches along the Front Range over the years, and am grateful to now be serving at Denver First Church. I met my wife Tahla while studying Music at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. We’ve been married since 1983 and have two grown sons.
While growing up, I had my heart set on being a High School Band Director. But God had other plans!
As a child, my favorite toys were Hot Wheels cars, especially the Sizzlers, with the rechargeable batteries. My twin brother and I would run Hot Wheels track all over the house as often as we could.
My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Bourne trilogy. As far as music goes, Jazz is my favorite, with a list of artists too long to mention here. Beyond that, I’ll listen to anything – well, almost anything.
My wife and I have a favorite vacation spot in Estes Park, CO. Not too far from home, but far enough that it affords us a nice break, and rest.
Rebecca Brest (email)
Worship & Arts Assistant
I am a native of Colorado. After high school, I attended Metro State and University of Phoenix. I enjoyed many years of leadership work in the field of Human Resources before becoming a mother.
My husband, Jason and I are high school sweethearts and have three children, Shelly, Andrew and Christopher. I have always enjoyed living in Colorado for the distinct seasons and the beautiful mountains. Some of my favorite things are storm watching and attending our sons’ sporting events. I also enjoy time with my family, movies, camping, hiking, and trips to the mountains.
My husband and I share a heart for young families and marriages. We enjoy leading that group here at DFC. I love music/worship and enjoy serving here at DFC in the Worship and Arts department. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a spirit filled ministry. I am grateful and humbled at the Lord’s work in my life, his redemption, and his abundance of grace for me.
I have been singing publically since I was eight and have been playing guitar for fourteen years. I have my degree in classical composition from Metro State. I was the audio engineer at DFC from 2010-2011 and left to spend time in Illinois before returning to Colorado in 2014. After leading worship and completing a worship internship at Cherry Creek Presbyterian, I’m grateful to be back at DFC. I really like hearing other’s stories, how God is encountering us, and vulnerably being present with others. I hope to share that with others at DFC during my time here. Oh, and when I was 14 I won the National Marbles Tournament.
I have lived in the Colorado and gone to DFC since first grade. I now live in Aurora with my husband Micah, my son Malachi and my daughter Acacia .
I would love to vacation in Hawaii or someplace tropical. There’s just something about being by the ocean with palm trees.
When I was a child I wanted to be a singer, but then I discovered I couldn’t really sing that well.
My favorite toys as a child were probably my Barbies.
I really like to watch old TV shows, one of my favorites is MASH. I’m not sure what my favorite movie or book is….hmm