Living To Serve Him

At New Beginning, we believe in what the Bible teaches concerning leadership roles within the local church:

Concerning Pastor, Elders and Deacons.


Our Elders share  the responsibility for the direction, growth and maturing of the body of believers.   Under the authority of New Beginning Church they watch over the spiritual life of the church, oversee all aspects of the ministry of the church, and serve as the church’s “legal trustee” ensuring all functions to fulfill these responsibilities are taken care of.

John Redekopp
John RedekoppElder - Admin Business
John is retired from the Technology industry and serves as our Chairman.
Harold Hackett
Harold HackettElder - Seniors
Harold Graduated in 1972 from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Marketing and is retired as an Owner/Operator of a Fast Food Franchise. He now serves on our Board of Elders.
Dan Gammon
Dan GammonElder - Deacons/Hospitality
Dan is a Retired Douglas County School Teacher who still enjoys being in the classroom, so he substitute teaches as well as enjoying time with his Wife, Children and Grand Children.
Ray Palm
Ray PalmElder - Special Projects
Ray is retired from engineering where he designed and built power plants around the country and overseas. He still enjoys designing, building, modifying, and fixing. Ray came to know the Lord over 45 years ago and has served the church in many capacities as Elder, Deacon, Youth Director, Teacher, and Facility Manager.
Todd Harker
Todd HarkerLead Pastor - Elder
Todd graduated in 1990 from Faith College with a Bible Major and an emphasis in Youth Ministry and Counselling. He’s served in several capacities at different churches from Iowa to New Jersey and also in Colorado, until we called him in 2012 to be our Senior Pastor.
Earl Yamada
Earl YamadaWorship Minister
Graduated from Baylor University. Saved at First Woodway Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, where he met his wife, Patricia. Earl has served on praise bands and led worship in Washington, Texas and Colorado. In Washington, Earl co-founded Daybreak Ministries, performing worship concerts on the West Coast with his original songs. In November 2018, Earl was called to serve as Minister of Worship at New Beginning
Community Church.
Carlos Serrano Bulalayao, Jr.
Carlos Serrano Bulalayao, Jr.Pastor- Missions Outreach/Evangelism
Carlos emigrated from the Philippines to the States in 1987. He attended Fuller Seminary and Bethel University for Missions, Marriage and Family Counseling Studies. He planted Churches in California and Colorado and served as Senior Pastor in San Diego, California and Denver, Colorado. His passion is in Missions, Church Planting, Church Growth and Mobilization. He loves to play Golf, rides his V-Rod and listens to classical music and The Beatles.
Casey B. Hodges
Casey B. HodgesYouth Pastor
Casey is a graduate Mechanical Engineer now attending Denver Seminary. He has been called by the Lord to serve in HIS ministry. Since then, his ministry experience includes Preaching, Teaching, and Youth Mentorship. Casey was Leader and Minister of the Rooted Young Adults program at a local church as well as serving as a Mission Team Lead and the AWANAS Program. He was also Youth Worship Assistant Director at his previous church.
Casey has many other skills including Marketing, Photoshop, Video Editing and Production, Engineering, Amateur Construction, Organization, and Facilitation.

Senior Pastor

Our  Lead Pastor, who is also an elder, is responsible for the preaching and teaching of God’s Word and shepherding the flock.  He coordinates all staff and the ministries of the church.


Our Deacons fulfill the biblical role as defined in the New Testament.  They assist the Pastor and Elders in watching and caring for both the physical and spiritual needs of the church family.  They also support the service ministries  within the church and perform or supervise tasks necessary to fulfill these responsibilities.
Our current Deacons are:
  • Dan Gammon – Chairman
  • Rick Denison
  • Zeb Graves
  • Harry Ranney
  • Kevin Rohr
  • Brian Wester