Elder Team

At The Gathering we strongly believe in team work and the best teams are made up of family! The Gathering was originally planted in Buena Vista, CO. by a diverse group of crazy Christians on fire to see the Kingdom of God come to Buena Vista and the surrounding valley. Originally called the "Planning Team", Kevin and Julie Ortenblad, Brian and Melody Dengler, Scott and Julie Mueller and Joe and Sarah Stith founded "The Gathering" in April 2015 on Easter Sunday.


In January of 2016, the Ortenblad's and the Dengler's were called to Tennessee to expand their music and counseling ministries. (Check out www.hopeforgenerations.com to learn more about Brian and Melody Dengler's amazing counseling ministry.) Shortly after, Scott and Julie Mueller were also called away.


Also in January 2016, The Planning Team was officially converted to the Elder team and Robert and Laura Deschambeault and John and Beth Gosch were elected to join the Stith's.


As The Gathering grows so will the Elder Team and eventually the establishment of a Deacon Team. We love to see God working in Buena Vista and look forward to continuing our calling of "Changing the Spiritual Atmosphere" and making The Gathering a place that "unchurched" people love to attend.


Founding Planning Team

Current Elder Team

Kevin & Julie


Scott & Julie


Brian & Melody


Joe & Sarah


John & Beth Gosch, Joe & Sarah Stith, Linda Gosch