NorthWord Leadership

NorthWord Church’s “POEs”

Our congregation sometimes affectionately refers to our church leaders as “POEs.” That acronym is short for Pastors, Overseers and Elders.

Clayton Grissinger, Teaching Pastor.  I first felt the desire to pursue ministry while studying at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. After graduating, I went to Denver Seminary to earn a degree in theology. During that time, I met the people of NorthWord Church and during my final year became their pastor-intern while also teaching at a Christian elementary school in Denver for two years after graduation.

With much prayer, my wife, Bethanie, and I decided to pursue pastoral ministry. Once again, NorthWord Church came into our lives when the church leadership approached and retained me as Associate Pastor. Verse-by-verse teaching through the Bible along with doing life together are what matter most to Clayton and make NorthWord Church a place that I and my family love.

My hobbies include reading, being outside, and spending fun time with my wife and our children.

Duncan Bremmer, Elder. I was introduced to the truth of the Bible in 1981. My wife, Michelle, and I moved our young family to Colorado shortly thereafter. Since then, I have been growing closer to Christ and have been supporting our family by the private practice of law, concentrating on real estate and estate planning. Since 1985 we have run a small Christian nonprofit called Wings Like Eagles which develops youth leadership by having teenagers run a day camp for younger children.

My hobbies include Bible Study, men’s ministry, mountain biking, skiing, gardening, politics, business, and encouraging our 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.


Ted Cox, Elder.

Ted is a retired home builder.

We have two grown children and have lived in Colorado Springs for the last 23 years. My wife, Peggy, and I have been attending NorthWord Church since its inception.




Ken Rempel, Elder







Mike Schmidt, Elder