Staff

Staff

Children’s Administrative Assistant

Ann Betz

Ann grew up in New Jersey and came to Colorado to attend the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. After college, she married Mike and together they have two beautiful girls. Ann enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her family. Ann and her family have been members since 2012. She joined the ACC staff in February 2016.
Financial Secretary & Facilities Assistant

David Hee

David was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Westmont College in California. After graduation he took a position with Ford Motor Credit Company in Ventura, CA where he met Melissa. They were married in 1991 and have two children, Connor and Samantha. He worked for Ford Motor Credit Company for 30 years and retired in 2016. He enjoys fly fishing, golf, hunting and spending time with his family. He joined ACC in 2016 as the Financial Secretary…
Facilities Director

Kris Young

Kris and her family moved to Colorado Springs in June of 2010. She and her husband, Michael became members of Academy Christian Church in 2011. They have two girls, Mikayla and jasmine and have been married since 1994. Colorado became their permanent home in December, 2014 when Michael retired from the Air Force after serving over 20 years. Kris has been working at the church since 2012. She enjoys yard work and spending time with her family and their Labrador,…
Nursery Director

Jane Folkerts

Jane grew up in northern Illinois and married her husband, Mike, in 1989. After graduation from college with Elementary and Early Childhood Education degrees, she traveled the world alongside Mike during his 21 years in the Air Force. She enjoys being a full time mom to Meg, Melanie and Matt and serving at church and school events. She loves children, playing volleyball, baking, spending time with her family and traveling.
Women’s Ministry Leader

Jen DeGroff

Jen has been happily married to her husband, Jim, since 2004. They have two children, Joella and Jamison as well as a dog, two cats and a frog.  The house is busy!  The DeGroff’s have attended Academy Christian Church 2010.  Jen has a passion for helping women connect with each other and with God. She loves women and is currently blessed to be serving as ACC’s Women’s Ministry Director.
Office Administrator & Assistant to Bryan Myers

Melissa Hee

Melissa was born in raised in California where she graduated from college and was married to her husband, David, in 1991. While still in California, they had their two children, Connor and Samantha. Melissa has served on staff at ACC since 2010.
Outreach Coordinator & Assistant to Dave Erickson

Patty Hogan

Patty was born in Grapevine, TX and grew up in Fort Worth, TX. In 1986 moved to Scottsdale, AZ, where she owned a construction company, met her husband, Don and married in 1995. She has three children, two step-children and fourteen beautiful grandchildren. Patty and Don moved to Colorado in 2013 and joined ACC in February 2014. She enjoys hiking, jogging, biking & quilting. Patty joined ACC staff in April, 2015.
Preschool Director

Robin Michelson

Robin is passionate about young children’s ministry and believes it is our greatest opportunity for local evangelism! Born and raised in Washington State, she graduated from northwest Nazarene University with a degree in Elementary Education. Robin and her husband Brad have been married for 23 years and have four children. Moved to Colorado in 1993, has taught in CO School Districts 20 & 38, a curriculum writer for David C. Cook. Robin has attended ACC for three years. She enjoys…
Student & Missions Admin, Sun. Evening CM Coordinator

Ruth Patnaude

Ruth was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. She met her husband Robert in 1991 and they married in 1994. They moved with the Air Force to California and Hawaii before moving to Colorado Springs in 2002. Ruth loves being a mother to Joe, Taylor, Allie, step-sons Cory, Kevin, daughter-in-law Allison and grandchildren Ceci and AJ. Ruth has been a member at ACC since 2002 and is honored to have joined the staff in 2017.
Band Director

Tom Heun

Tom was born and raised in Waterloo Iowa. Moved to Phoenix Arizona in 1987 where he gave his life to Christ and began serving God in music. Tom has been married for 28 years to his wonderful and beautiful wife Karen. They have two daughters as beautiful as their mother. He and his wife own and operate a screen printing and embroidery company called Advanced Impressions here in Colorado Springs for 20 years. We have been blessed to serve God through music over the years in various Christian bands and worship teams and it is a joy to be serving at Academy Christian Church.