lead pastors

John & April Serio

John and April met in Bible College in Dallas, Texas, and have been married since 1992. They began full-time ministry in 1993 and have served as youth pastors, associate pastors, church planters, and senior pastors. They have 3 children and 3 grandsons and love this city of Colorado Springs. Pastors John and April recognize that God does more when people work together rather than separate, so they believe in a team led ministry style. Both have a heart for the lost and hurting, and April serves the city as a Marketplace Chaplain, ministering in businesses across our great city. Together their desire is to see people connect to God, others, and themselves and grow in their spiritual journey. "We hope you join us as we walk together." 

associate pastor

and office administrator

Jeff and Carol joined Springs Journey Church in March 2016 after moving from Tucson, AZ following Jeff’s retirement from the U.S. Air Force. They are both veterans and have been blessed to live in five countries and seven states. Their travels have given them a deep appreciation of God’s people all around the world. Moving to Colorado was in their words, “A total God thing since Colorado Springs was never on our radar.”

Jeff and Carol have teamed up in numerous ministry positions over the past 32 years, including that of youth pastors, associate pastors at various locations, and senior pastors of a church they founded while in California. In addition to being Springs Journey’s Associate Pastor, Jeff also leads the Men’s Ministry. Carol is honored to serve as the church’s office administrator and as an associate minister, as well as on the worship team.

Jeff & Carol Sherrill

worship and
youth directors


Ben and Jewles have been together since they met in college in 2014, got married in 2017 and came to Colorado Springs while Ben was serving in the Air Force. It's been a God-led adventure ever since. They have 3 dogs, love being outside and are always down for a BBQ. Together they serve as the Worship and Youth directors and are passionate about growing genuine relationships while spreading God's love through worship and mentorship. They are excited for the opportunity to serve the Colorado Springs community and are grateful to have built authentic relationships at Springs Journey Church.

Ben & Jewles Johnson

youth leader and hospitality director

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Chris and Erica have been married since 2014 and have two children, Madison and Everett. They started attending The Springs Journey Church in 2015. Their family loves being outdoors and getting together with family and friends. They are a hardworking and dedicated couple and love serving in hospitality, tech, worship and anywhere else they are needed. 

Chris & Erica Hansen

early education directors


Alexis and Chris are high school sweethearts and a family of four with two sweet boys. Chris works in the medical field and Alexis is a talented baker and owner of her own sweets business. They are dedicated to God and to teaching children about Him in a fun and interactive way. They want families to feel welcomed and reassured that their children are in safe and loving hands, no matter what they may be going through. 

Chris & Alexis Cotton

education director

Robert is a Texas native who spent over 20 years serving in the Army. He retired in 2012 and currently works at Schriever AFB. He hold a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University. Married to his wonderful wife Christy for 39 years, they have two children and three grandchildren and have attended Springs Journey Church since 2017. Robert has always had a passion for teaching children and before joining our staff, volunteered with many youth organizations and ministries. He enjoys seeing the innocence of children as they interact with each other and strongly believes that every child needs a godly male influence in their life to help them grow. "'It takes a village to raise a child' and I am honored to be part of that village at Springs Journey Church."

Robert & Christy Moya


Andrea began attending Springs Journey in December 2017 after moving to Colorado Springs from Tucson, AZ. Making the move was something she “never saw coming” and was seemingly outside of her plans. Obviously, the Lord had other plans and Colorado has been a huge source of blessing and a wonderful surprise!


She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from the University of Arizona and is passionate about the arts both inside and outside the church. 

Andrea Sherrill