Jessie is passionate about this present generation, and about seeing God build His church and His people. For the last decade she has served at Red Rocks Church, loving people and loving Jesus. In 2010, YA began with 30 brilliant and focused young adults, that grew into the ministry that it is today. Jessie is the founder of kingdombend.com, whose goal is to empower this generation to bend their dreams and ambitions around God’s. Jessie and Jon are praying this RED conference blows your expectations and that God shows up in your life in a real and life altering way.
Charlotte has been attending Red Rocks for the past ten years, and to say it’s been a blast is the understatement of the decade! God has transformed her life with friends, miracles and the best job she could ever dream of. Charlotte oversees graphics, production and social media for the Young Adult ministry. On her free time she’s either enjoying a good movie, adventuring in the backyard of Denver, or gallivanting in Iceland. Just kidding that only happened once. But it’s fun to say. She would rather go outside when it’s raining than when the sky is blue and her go to drink is a soy caramel latte. Cause coffee is life, yo. #basicwhitegirl
After graduating from CU-Boulder in 2010, Doug Wekenman interned for a year with the university's college ministry called The Annex. When that was over he moved to Laguna Beach with a few friends to surf, get tan, and help start a youth ministry. Following that, he spent a year traveling the world to do mission work and produce a full-length documentary (The AC Project) with 3 of his best friends. When he got back to Colorado he became a church planter and helped found Ascent Community Church in Louisville. Now he works as a Team Lead with RRYA and loves it! He enjoys football, adrenaline, food and watching Disney movies with his new wife, Samantha.
Connor Grim grew up in northern VA with his amazing family and incredible grandparents. After graduating from Southeastern University he moved out to Colorado and spent just over a year helping start a church in Littleton. He soon began to get involved in Red Rocks Young Adults and loves serving in every area of the church. He loves football and basketball, cooking and reading, and will gladly serve up a slice of humble pie to anyone daring enough to challenge him in NBA 2k. He hopes to one day plant and pastor a church, but enjoys every second of his time working with his friends and family here at Red Rocks.
After graduating high school and going into college, Whitney found herself pouring into her grades and career path. Never in a million years did she think God would use her in ministry until her sophomore year... Doors opened and she started interning for a college ministry in England which awoken a new passion for world travel. She also is an avid country music fan, coffee connoisseur, football fanatic and beach bum.
Preston grew up in Colorado and spent many a year hiking in the mountains and playing all the sports. He began attending Red Rocks in 2011 at the beginning of college and has been seen dancing his way across the lobby ever since. He loves starry nights, hot coffee, and any opportunity to drive like a maniac. Red Rocks is home to him and his greatest joy is seeing it become home to all the Young Adults around Denver.
While you may think her name is Sia just like the famous pop artist that is not the case, although she will be flattered if you think so. Redeemed, restored, and renewed by her Maker circa 1997. She is an almond butter and banana enthusiast, recovering coffee addict, and crossfit loving chica. You can hate, but that’s ok, she will still love you.
Keaton Tucker started attending Red Rocks Church in January of 2015 after streaming the online services for 6 months. He has a multitude of interests including reading, theology, long boarding, crossfit, and anything that has a competitive aspect to it. He believes deep in his heart that JIF Natural peanut butter is the only real peanut butter and everything else is a lie. Do not challenge him on it.
Sophie is a passionate follower of Jesus, an avid reader and a seeker of new adventures. You can find her wrapped in cozy blankets, scribbling furiously into multiple journals or blending up a concoction of smoothie ingredients. She also happens to be a first-generation American--the majority of her family resides in England. She is an intern at Red Rocks Church whose greatest desire is seeing heaven brought to earth through God's people.