Staff

Ronnie and Shannon Wilson

Lead Pastors

Ronnie is our lead pastor. Ronnie has a BA degree in Christian Education, an MA in Theology, a Masters of Divinity and is completing doctoral work. Surprisingly, Ronnie still has a life… he and Shannon enjoy outdoor activities, hanging out with their sons, Breckten and Talon, and investing in the lives of people. Shannon is an elementary school teacher. She played college basketball with several Final 4 appearances and loves life in Colorado.

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David and Esther Ernst

Hospitality and Prayer Lead

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David and Esther have been married for 23 years and have three incredible daughters. They came to Colorado Springs for the opportunity for David to go to Bible College, he recently earned a BA in Christian Counseling. Together the Ernst family loves spending time in the great outdoors of Colorado. They have a heart and passion for the Lord through prayer and fellowship. David and Esther believe Prayer Ministry touches lives through Praise and Healing.


Tim and Kristine Garrett

Connections Lead

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Tim and Kristine serve Gathering Stones creating connection points and opportunities for our fast growing congregation to make authentic and life-giving connections.
The Garrett’s love God and His people and are dedicated to leading people to connect with our loving Savior and one another!
Tim has served in the Air Force reserves and owns a business that supports churches and nonprofit organizations. Kristine home schools their four amazing children and works equally as hard to keep Tim in check!
Together they love Adventure and restoration of classic cars!


Stones KidZone Team of Highly Qualified Leaders

Stones KidZone is the most exciting place for Children! Stones KidZone is a safe, professional and fun environment for children to grow and learn! Children often encourage their parents to return to Gathering Stones because of “Stones KidZone” and passionate, highly qualified and background checked leaders who invest in each and every child’s life!

*Snacks are served during KidZone. We intentionally serve snacks that are ‘less-messy’ and we are sensitive to those who may have allergies. If your child has allergies or requires special dietary considerations – be sure to make the KidZone staff aware.


Heather Thompson

Elementary C0-Lead

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Heather’s passion is to help children experience God in a holistic way. She LOVES kids and is excited about her opportunity to serve the children and families of Gathering Stones. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Counseling with a focus of Child Psychology and Play Therapy. Heather is a bible college graduate with a degree in Christian Counseling Ministries as well as a focus in Pastoral Ministries. Elementary Zone provides a safe and exciting learning environment. Children have FUN experiencing God’s loves for them!


Jess Snow

ToddlerZone Lead

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Jess is excited to have found a place to serve here at Gathering Stones with our toddlers. Jess’ journey to serve started in the toddler room as a volunteer to help her daughter, Madison, adjust. Chris also serves in the church on the Hope and Future Committee. The Snow family loves Colorado and everything it has to offer. They love to go shoot archery, camp, and fly fish.


Deva Priddy

Elementary Co-Lead

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Deva has served her country for almost 19 years in the United States Air Force. The Priddy family have been living in Falcon for the last 7 years. Deva and her son discovered Gathering Stones Community Church in the Spring of 2012 and fell in love. Deva started as an KidZone elementary volunteer and is very excited to serve God and His kids as an elementary co-lead!