Meet Our Staff

  • Dr. Scott and Linda Bottoms

    Lead Pastor

    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.

  • Pastor Ric Brown

    Executive Pastor/Men's Ministry Director

    Ric and De’Dee were born and raised in Northern Nevada.  Ric has over 37 years of service in the Army the last 28 years as a Chaplain.  Ric and De’Dee were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 35 years.   Ric and De’Dee have been involved in ministry for over 30 years.  Ric earned his BS from Bethany College of the Assemblies of God and his Masters of Divinity from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.  

    They have 10 daughters, Cherish, Rhonda, Jeanine, Tanya, Mandy, Christina, Lisa, Natasha, Heather, and Savanna. 

    Ric and De’Dee are excited to be on the team at Church at Briargate.  They have a passion to serve the church body and see men and women come to know Christ.

  • Josh and Liz Jans

    Youth Pastors

    Pastors Josh and Liz have been married since 2012. They have two kids, Sawyer and Charlotte, 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.

  • Emily Bottoms

    Children's Pastor

    Emily was born and raised in Colorado. She grew up in a pastor's home where she learned first hand what ministry looked like. In her teen years, she felt a call to ministry and followed that calling by attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University where she majored in Church Leadership with a focus on Children and Family Ministries. She has a giant heart for kids and a love for God's Kingdom. 

  • Sam Blevins

    Worship Pastor

    Sam and his wife Allison 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!

  • Sergio Flores

    Board Member

    Sergio and his wife Diana have 4 kids Ismael, Moses, Krisayda and Josiah.  He studied at New Mexico State University where he received his degree in Welding Technology.  He also holds several welding certifications and has a Commercial driver's license with all the endorsements. 

    Sergio and Diana have volunteered in ministry for 16 years.  They worked in Spanish Youth Ministry for 8 years and children's ministry for 3 years in their home town of Las Cruces, New Mexico.   Before moving to Colorado Springs in 2014, they worked alongside their Pastors in a Marriage Ministry that is still thriving in Las Cruces and he hopes to do the same here in Colorado Springs.  They love hosting small groups and caring for their church family, friends and neighbors.  Sergio enjoys cooking and feeding groups of people.  After serving in ministry for 18 years, he looks forward to the day when the Lord launches them to full time ministry!

  • Paul Reeck

    Board Member

    Paul and Carrie have been married for 21 years.  Paul serves on the board and is passionate about serving the Deaf Community through his work at Church at Briargate.  Carrie serves on the Women's Ministries team and helps in the Children's Ministry when needed.  Their three children participate in Youth, Royal Rangers and help serve in Children's Ministries and work projects.

  • Shelby Roberts

    Board Member & Women's Ministry Director

    Shelby and her husband, Marcus, have 4 children, Brooke, Shea, Max and Isabelle. Shelby graduated from Bible college and has been serving in ministry for the last 24 years. She is passionate about God’s Word and teaches two weekly Bible studies. She also served as a Worship Pastor for 17 years. Shelby still enjoys leading worship at conferences and special events. 

  • Jeff Brown

    Board Member

    A product of missionary life overseas, Jeff has a passion for global work and has been serving in ministry for over 25 years.  He graduated from Northwest University and earned an international MBA at Regis University.  He and his wife, Yolie, have been married for seventeen years and have two children.  Jeff’s heart is seeing men and boys transformed by the redeeming power found in a relationship with Christ.

  • Russell Ballinger

    Board Member

    Russell and Christy have been happily married for 37 years and have two grown daughters and one amazing granddaughter that live in the Dallas area. They have been involved in ministry their whole married life volunteering in various capacities such as teaching, VBS, children's ministries, mentoring young married couples, missions and life groups. Before moving to Colorado, Russell served on church boards and various non-profit boards in the corporate world. He has a heart for connecting with people and helping them discover and use their God-given gifts to serve the body of Christ. Russell has a BBA degree from Amberton University and he and Christy are small business owners of a Children's Museum here in Colorado Springs. 

  • Carrie Reeck


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  • Kate Oman

    Administrative Assistant

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