Dear EFCC Family,

First and foremost, thank you for praying for the Elder Board and the Search Team during this season of transition. It has been an amazing journey over the last two years to see the hand of God at work throughout the transition process. God has provided discernment, wisdom, and many faithful people to support this endeavor and we feel confident that God has been at the helm.

The Search Team and the Board of Elders are unified and excited to wholeheartedly recommend Ryan as the Lead Pastor of EFCC. We have been drawn to his family's passion for Jesus, His Word, and an overall love for people. Along with his wife, Kelly, and their three young children, we are convinced Ryan and his family would be a wonderful addition for both our church and our community.

During his time as the Lead Pastor of South Fellowship Church of Littleton, CO, Ryan has demonstrated significant leadership experience and strong teaching ability that will enable him to pastor our congregation in a biblical, relevant, and challenging manner. Ryan has contributed to the larger faith community through work with Denver Seminary, MOPS International, and as a featured speaker at several Christian camps and conferences.

Ryan is a gifted leader who has a track record of collaborative approaches which have helped his staff grow in skill, ability, and to recognize the gifts God has given them. Ryan has a passion for teaching God’s Word in creative and thought provoking ways that bring people to the scriptures as the foundation for their faith, ethics, and call to service. His dedication to families, reaching the local community, and global outreach are a perfect fit for EFCC.

Since the founding of EFCC, our church has been blessed with Godly senior pastoral leadership, and we have full confidence that this will continue under Ryan’s direction. We look forward with anticipation to what God will do in and through EFCC in the years to come.

For His Glory,

Rich Bell, Chairman of Board of Elders  |  Jaisen Fuson, Lead Pastor Search Committee Chairman