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Staff

 Mark Runner

 Russ Johnson

 Tianna Ritzman

Senior Pastor

Worship Leader

Director of Children’s Ministry

 Cara Altman

 Dan Gray

 Edie Gross

 Stephen Jasch

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member


Support

 Tianna Ritzman

 Debbie States

 Tom Ricicki

 Tom Ricicki

 Edie Gross

 Joel Gross

 Peggy Rivera

 Tom Ricicki

 Ernie Rivera

Youth Ministry Leader

Women’s Ministry Leader

Men’s Ministry Leader

Life Group Coordinator

Greeters & Ushers Coordinator

Setup Team Coordinator

Hospitality Coordinator

Mission Coordinator

Compassion In Action Project Coordinator

 


Bibliographies

 

Mark Runner

Senior Pastor

I have been married to my wonderful wife Debbi for over 35 years and I’m grateful for her ongoing support to the ministry.  We have two grown beautiful daughters along with their wonderful husbands and we are graced with 4 amazing grandchildren that regularly demonstrate for us a love for living and discovery of life. I was called into ministry later in life after a 25 year career in the engineering field, before recognizing my call to ministry in 2003.  Then I began the rewarding process of going through the Nazarene Bible College, and later was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene. During the years of preparation I served as an Associate Pastor, and Life Care Pastor prior to accepting the Pastor position at Hope Hacienda Church. I am very passionate about encountering people right in the middle of the hurt, pain, and messiness of everyday living; and then ultimately learn to grow, and heal together with the, truth, hope and peace found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

Mark Runner

 

Russ Johnson

Worship Leader

Hey there, I am Russ Johnson, the worship leader at Hope Hacienda.  I have loved music from a very young age.  My mom played the piano to me and sang worship music with me from before I could even talk.  I started out playing music for retirees at an assisted living home every month for most of my childhood.  As my relationship with Jesus grew and I got older, I found that I never wanted to play music unless it was to the Lord.  I want to use my talent of playing music exclusively to give praise to the ONE who gave me that gift.  When I play, my prayer is that the people in front of me forget I am even there and focus on Jesus, because He is the only reason I do any of this.  I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord and Hope Hacienda Church.

 

Russ Johnson

Tianna Ritzman

Director of Children’s Ministry

I am part of this wonderful church family called Hope Hacienda. I have taught first graders through 6th graders in various teaching positions in Adams 50 and Poudre School District. With a degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English as a Second Language and a Master’s degree in Adolescent Literacy and Technology, I bring knowledge and experience from the teaching perspective as I begin this new journey as the Children/Teen Director at Hope Hacienda. Honestly, I am humbled to be in this position and trust that God will use me to do His work in the ministry. With two little ones of my own, I realize the importance of a ministry that loves on kids and teaches them how to live like Jesus. Leading children to the Lord is my greatest passion, and I am excited to see Jesus work in the lives of our kids!  Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to spend time getting to know your special children of God. I am privileged to work alongside of our great volunteer teachers to create a safe place where children of all ages can build a lasting relationship with Jesus in a fun environment. Please know that I am open for feedback and honest conversations regarding your thoughts and hopes for our ministry. Let me know if I can answer any questions or be of help to your family in any way.

 

Tianna Ritzman