Meet Our Staff


  • Dr. Scott and Linda Bottoms

    Lead Pastor | Men's Ministry Director

    Lead Pastor's Wife

    Dr. Scott T. Bottoms and his wife Linda have been pastoring Church at Briargate since June 2012. They have three children, Jonathan, Isaac and Emily. Pastor Scott earned his BA from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, his MA from Denver Seminar and then his DM in from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in 2011. He has a passion for seeing souls come to know Christ and develop a personal relationship with Him. His wife Linda serves as the Rocky Mountain Ministry Network Women's Ministry Director.

  • Krista Woodson

    Children's Pastor

    Krista is a born and raised Texan with a wonderful family including her parents and three sisters (of which she is the youngest). Growin up in the sticks, her family had loads of chickens, dogs, cats, and horses through the years. She graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas with her bachelor's degree in Church Leadership and has been on a kids ministry team since 2014. 


    Krista has a passion to work with kids, teach them about the Good News of Jesus Christ, and disciple each child to have their own personal relationship with God, knowing they are empowered by the Holy Spirit. She is excited to continue her journey with Church at Briargate!

  • Josh and Liz Jans

    Youth Pastors

    Pastors Josh and Liz have been married since 2012. They have one son, Sawyer, and a dog named Chase. They have been pastoring the youth at Church at Briargate since 2013. They both have a passion for teenagers. This includes getting them on life-changing trips like Youth Camp and Mission Trips. Both Josh and Liz have been on multiple missions trips, including India, Moldova, Mexico, El Salvador, and Haiti. 


    Josh is a visionary - he sees the big picture and what can happen. Liz is detail driven - she tries to fit all the pieces together and lay out a plan. Josh and Liz both know that "teamwork makes the dreamwork," meaning it takes a team to get things done. They value their leadership team for all that they do. Together with their amazing team, they work hard to see students come to know Jesus in Colorado Springs. Their goal is to create community and a family atmosphere among the students of The Movement, being a safe place for students to belong and be open. When students are on fire for God, it will overflow out of their lives, compelling them to share their faith story with their friends.

  • Sam Blevins

    Worship Pastor

    Sam and his wife Allison (Church at Briargate Media Specialist) and their children relocated to Colorado from Kentucky in the summer of 2018. Sam is a Colorado native and grew up in Pueblo West. Sam received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Education from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Sam is bi-vocational and also works as an elementary music teacher in the Lewis-Palmer School District in Monument. Additionally, he teaches private music lessons.


    Sam's passion is to develop people musically and spiritually, connecting them with our Heavenly Father through worship. He receives joy from seeing people grow in the gifts and talents that God has given them. Sam is honored to work with such excellent staff, as well as the worship and media team members. He wants to continue to work together to connect our community to Jesus Christ through authentic, excellent, and relevant worship!

  • Tara Louis

    Administrative Assistant

    Tara was born and raised in Texas. She and her husband Pete and their daughter Tori moved to Colorado in 2006. Pete and Tara have been married for 24 years. Tara attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) and studied music and missions. She also sang with the SAGU Harvesters.


    Tara has a heart for missions and has served on several short-term missions trips, including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Jamaica. She also spent a few summers in college working with a YWAM-sponsored orphanage in Mexico. Tara's prayer is that God will use her to help others in whatever way she can. She feels extremely blessed to be part of what God is doing here at Church at Briargate!

  • Allison Blevins

    Media Specialist | LIFE Group Director

    Allison is a Kentucky native and relocated to Colorado in 2018. Allison received her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Intercultural Studies from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She is married to her college sweetheart, Sam Blevins (Church at Briargate's Worship Pastor), and they have three kids. Allison is also a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God.


    Allison's vision is to empower and equip people to share the love of Jesus with all they encounter and to empower people to stand against the attacks of the devil. Real change begins with the power of Jesus! Allison's prayer is that God will stir a passion in the hearts of people in and outside of the church to be everything He calls them to be for such a time as this!

  • Diana Flores

    Church Accountant | Girls Ministries Director


  • Amy Kreimeyer

    Bookkeeper


  • Trisha Winslow

    Women's Ministry Director

    Trisha, a Colorado native, has been involved in ministry since she was nine years old. She has a passion to see women build healthy, authentic connections that promote healing and lead toward deeper relationships with each other and with Christ. She loves connecting heart-to-heart with women and sharing stories of growth. She loves to teach and speak. 


    Trisha and her husband (Jason) have three sons and a daughter, whom she homeschools.

  • Dan Shepherd

    Board Member


  • Pat Neely

    Board Member

    Pat has been on the Board at Church at Briargate since [ ]. His passion is short-term mission trips. He has been to Swaziland, Venezuela, and Haiti.


    Pat is married to Patricia and they have four kids plus nine grandkids together!

  • Christine Hindle

    Board Member

    Christine's goal is the same as the corporate mission of Church at Briargate - to draw closer to her Heavenly Father and bring as many along with her as she can. She has a passion for missions. She has been involved in missions work in Poland and was a missionary in Mexico in the 1990s. She has also been very involved in missions to impoverished areas in the US.


    Christine has two children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master's Degree in Total Quality Management.

  • DeLinda Brown

    Board Member

    De'Dee's household mission statement includes sharing the blessings God has given them. The most important blessing is forgiveness of our sins, so we can have a personal relationship with HIM. 


    De'Dee is married to her childhood sweetheart, Ric. They have seven daughters, three sons-in-law, fourteen grandkids, and two great grandkids. De'Dee and Ric have traveled the world with the US Army Chaplaincy and yet are most gratefully blessed to call Colorado Springs and Church at Briargate home.