Shane and Jean Sunn have been planting churches together for the past 23 years, a year less than the age of our oldest child, and we still love each other! Previous plants include two in the South and St. Patrick Presbyterian Church in Greeley, CO. In fact, we love planting churches so much and we have been doing it so long that part of our calling is to participate in the propagation of “gospel-centered” churches in the Western US. We do this by investing our time in church planters and their spouses. Why Denver? Church planting couples are formed within congregation and context. We are able to assist other planting couples only as we struggle and learn in the context of our congregation and our city-each strategic for the flourishing of the greater West. We have four children; Mac (24), Mary (22), Fran (19) and John Moss (17). All of our children have been central to every church plant and we love them each dearly. The Sunn family enjoys group sports and camping together. We all like to fish and are especially partial to the Pacific Northwest and her salmon.
Joel and Molly Ansett first met in the fall of 2010 at Grove City College just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They got married 4 years later in August of 2013 and began pursuing their passions together. Molly studied entrepreneurship while at school and upon graduating started her own mobile marketing business called BuzzBurrito, making mobile apps for small businesses, churches, and musicians. Joel had developed a following as a singer/songwriter during his college years and upon graduating he began to pursue songwriting and performing as a full time career.
In October of 2013, Joel and Molly providentially met Shane on a plane ride from Spokane, WA to Denver, CO and upon hearing about St. Patrick’s vision for the city, they felt God’s call to move to Denver. With their shared love for music and starting things they are thrilled to be a part of St. Patrick’s mission to live the Gospel, share the Gospel, and build the Kingdom of God in Denver, Colorado.