Julie Penta, Lead Pastor
Pastor Julie loves the privilege of being the Lead Pastor at The Grove Church! Preaching most Sundays, leading small groups, developing people in their leadership, and coaching an awesome staff are just some of the things that make her job so awesome. She received a degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2005 and was ordained in 2007.
Pastor Julie loves the town of Fort Collins and all it has to offer. She is happily married to Joseph Penta, (she would like to interject that he is pretty wonderful!) and has two sons, Trey and Noah. They enjoy being active and can be found taking care of their yard, hiking, snow shoeing, and walking their little white dog, Lila.
Nikole Stevenson, Associate Pastor
Nikole Stevenson grew up in Estes Park and now lives in Loveland with her husband, Chris, and her Border Golden Retriever, Zipporah. She has a passion for worship ministry and music, and loves to sing and play guitar. She also has an avid love for sharks and our oceans, and hopes to see shark finning and overfishing become a thing of the past. Nikole was ordained in 2016 by the Wesleyan denomination. She is also the Resort Manager for Nicky’s Resort in Estes Park.
Joseph Penta, Worship Director
Info Coming soon
Jenslee Blume, Children's Director
spent her high school years in St. George, Utah. She was very active in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and found her passion for teaching. In 2015 she moved to Fort Collins and started getting involved in The Grove. It was here that Jenslee
started to discover other possibilities of teaching - the bible and God's love. In July of 2016, Jenslee
accepted her call into ministry. She is currently going to Front Range Community College with the intention of transferring to Oklahoma Wesleyan University's online ministry program.
Jenslee has such a passion for Fort Collins and its immense beauty. She enjoys hiking, going to the dog park, and spending time with her friends and family.