ProvidenceBibleChurchDowntown Denver

Meet the Staff

Elders on Staff

  • Marcus Doe

    Elder and Director of Sunday Mornings

    A native of Liberia, West Africa, Marcus immigrated to the US at the age of 14 during the Liberian civil war. He began his career in education on the east coast before moving to Denver. After 7 years as a middle school teacher, Marcus left Denver to attend Gordon-Conwell seminary in Massachusetts. After receiving his MDiv, he returned to work with Providence and CrossPurpose. When he is not working, Marcus enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, reading and writing good books and playing soccer.

  • Jeff Cook

    Elder of Education, Community Groups & Congregational Care

    Jeff and his native-born German wife Inge have four grown children and five grandchildren. Jeff has a doctorate from Trinity International University in Chicago. Both he and his wife are deeply committed to cross-cultural ministry. Their ministry experience includes over a decade of church-planting in Europe, many years of pastoring in poor urban communities in North America, as well as twenty years of teaching urban ministry at the university level. Jeff has also taught theology as an adjunct professor around the world in places like Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Austria.

    Jeff is wired as a shepherd and mobilizer, and his greatest passion is preparing and motivating people to be both biblically and culturally informed for effective ministry among the marginalized, poor, and invisible of the inner city. Inge has a great concern and sensitivity to immigrants and refugees in light of her immigrant background.

    He is a marathoner and amateur triathlete who has completed a myriad of triathlons as well as 3 full Ironman-distance triathlons. He readily admits now though, his goal for any race is only to finish. He regularly and successfully avoids both the medical tent and the winner’s podium.

Staff

  • Scott Lanzen

    Director of Operations

    Scott and his wife Christie have four children and live in Littleton. After growing up in Indiana, Scott attended college in Wisconsin, then continued migrating west to Iowa, and now has resided in Colorado for over 9 years. His experiences include banking, agriculture, athletic coaching, janitorial services, and ministry. In his little free time he enjoys sports, the outdoors, motorcycling, reading, working with his hands, and taking on challenges. "I enjoy helping others however I can and working together in a team environment!"

  • Katie Larsen

    Administrative Assistant

    Katie and her husband Joshua have 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl, and live in Northeast Park Hill. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, mentoring other moms, shopping, baking, and serving the body. She uses her organizational and administrative gifts to do the work no one else enjoys, but she finds fulfillment in it.

  • Matt & Bethany

    Overseas Gospel Ministers

    Matt and Bethany moved to Denver and joined Providence to be mentored in the church before heading to Western Asia to share the life of Christ there. They, along with their two daughters spent most of their time in Denver as part of the Elyria-Swansea community. Matt grew up in the jungles of South America and loved it, but now he has come to love living and serving in the city. He loves to read fiction and history, watch baseball, and simply spend time with his friends and family. Matt & Bethany are serving long-term in Western Asia.

  • Kim Hurst

    Facilities Director

    Kim is originally from Lincoln, NE but has been in Colorado since 1971. She came to see her sinfulness and received Christ's atoning sacrifice in 1971. She is married to a wonderful servant leader who is her sidekick in ministry, and she has one son. Kim enjoys scrapbooking, organizing, and cleaning messes. She loves growing indoor plants, and she collects carousel horses and tassel dolls. Her passion is creating systems and seeing projects be completed.

  • Jemimah Ngatia

    Minister of Congregational Care

    Jemimah is a native of Kenya and comes to us most recently from St. Louis, MO. She brings many years of ministry experience to our staff as she cares for the needs of our congregation, from visiting the sick to aiding refugees in our congregation.

Ministry Directors

  • Rosette Nizigiyimana

    Kid City Childrens' Ministry
  • Amanda Dwyer

    Kid City Childrens' Ministry
  • Jean Johnston

    Middle School Youth Director (Interim Volunteer)

    Jean came to faith in Christ at the age of 13. Jesus Christ has transformed her life and she knows of no better news in all the world than the Gospel! After graduating college, Jean moved to Denver (from Albuquerque, New Mexico) in 2004 to serve with the inner city ministry Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). She has now been serving in Denver with Cru for almost 15 years (the past 6 of which have been with the high school ministry of Cru). She is excited to see young people come to Christ, grow in their faith and help others do the same (win, build, send).