Passionate Life Church Staff

 Dawn Thurber

Pastor over Staff & Leadership Development

Pastor Dawn is a part of our teaching team and loves to pour into the staff and volunteers through Leadership Development and process. She also loves to serve in one of our women’s Life Groups called ‘Beautiful’. You will receive love, faith, and a warm welcome with each encounter with her. Her first priority is a wife to her husband, Pastor Andrew, and mother to her two boys. She is a passionate speaker and a compassionate soul to those who are hurting and feel hopeless. She will encourage you, challenge you, and inspire you to live better and be better. She loves family time and enjoys movies, working out, shopping, and QT with her girlfriends.  

Lizmar Thurber

Pastor over Worship & creative team

Pastor Lizmar is our Worship Pastor and Pastor over our Creative Team including all marketing & social media presence. She is a pastor’s kid from Puerto Rico who has been in ministry since she was 14 years old as a traveling youth evangelist. Her heart is to invest, build, and empower her teams to grow in their god given gifts. She is passionate about everyone experiencing the love of Jesus through song & worship. Pastor Lizmar is also a leader at Beautiful, our women’s life group. Her husband, Nate, is also a pastor’s kid and loves to serve the house of God in every way he can. They both enjoy spending time with their two boys, sports activities including baseball, and fun with family  and friends.

Ben Borger

Pastor over Sunday Experience, Facilities, & Prayer Ministry
Pastor Ben oversees our Sunday experience and works diligently to improve our processes for each team and area of the church. He and his wife, Kelly, also oversee our Prayer Teams; intercessory, Sunday morning prayer, and life groups. Ben is passionate about discipleship and equipping others with the truth of the Bible and walking out love that leads everyone to Jesus. Kelly leads our Care Team and is a big part of loving those in need. They are high school sweethearts who have 8 beautiful grandchildren that they love to spoil! In the past they’ve been foster parents to multiple teenage boys and they use their lives as opportunities to shine Christ’s light to everyone around them. They also enjoy paddle boarding, sporting events, and getaways to the mountains.
Ben and his wife, Kelly, are certified SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitators. SYMBIS is a premarital assessment that the Borgers are available to walk couples through. Click here for more details.

Kristin HEIn

early childhood Director

Kristin Hein is our Nursery Director. Her passion is making sure kids of every age, from the youngest generation, know about the love of Jesus! After teaching middle school for many years, Kristin felt God calling her in a different direction, which led her to Passionate Life Church and the children’s ministry team. Kristin and her husband, Nick, are raising two teenage daughters, both of whom serve in children’s ministry. She loves her house full of animals, family time, and is an avid reader.

Lisa Horn

Kids Director

Lisa is the Director of Kids Ministry with a passion to educate our Elementary School children about Jesus in a safe and fun environment.  She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  Her teaching career started in the inner-city of Philadelphia as a computer science teacher.  During that time, she got married to her best friend and teammate in ministry, Christian Horn. Lisa and Christian have three incredible children.  Lisa believes that children can obtain such a deep understanding of the good news of Jesus. To successfully do this, she has created consistent communication and resources for families so that this biblical education continues throughout the week.  In her free time, she loves camping with her family, playing board games and watching football!

Tyler barone

 youth Director
Tyler is our Youth Leader. He and his wife, Sarah, have a passion for the middle and high school students around the front range. They are passionate about leading new students into life-long relationships with Christ. They both love serving in God’s house. Tyler also plays the bass guitar on Sunday mornings. Tyler and Sarah have been together since high school and have two beautiful children together, Melody and Asher. When Tyler’s not on the stage playing the bass or hanging out with youth, you can usually find him spending time with his family, watching sports with his 3 brothers and playing golf. 

Matt Brown

Life Group Director & database administrator
Matt Brown is the Director over Life Groups as well as our Database Administrator. He is excited to faithfully serve in whatever area is needed. Matt co-leads #YoungAdults, Man Night, and Summer Softball Life Groups. His desire is for people to grow in intimacy with the Lord through love, truth, and joyful fellowship. Matt has been on over a dozen mission trips and is a part of the Marked Men for Christ ministry. He is recently married to his wife Sara, a proud uncle, and a father to his 100lb. dog Bruce. Matt enjoys ultimate frisbee, board games, and helping others to attain their next faith step.

Jyme Thomas

 Church Administrator 
Jyme is passionate about connecting to people and meeting them where they are at. Jyme grew up in a Christian family and was baptized by her grandfather and great grandmother. Jyme has a servant’s heart and a yearning to show kids Jesus’s love for them. She is compassionate and mission minded. In her spare time, Jyme loves gardening, crafts and spending time with her family!