Outreach Coordinator & Assistant to Dave Erickson
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.
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 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.
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.
Craig Butterfield has been a member of Academy Christian since 2011. Craig and Elaine were married in 1972 and have five grown children. Craig serves on the First Encounter & Security Teams and Bakery Ministry, He is also involved in Children’s Ministry.
Dave has been a member of Academy Christian for more than 22 years. Dave was a past elder at Academy Christian and currently teaches the 4th Grade Elementary Bible Fellowship class, as well as playing piano/keyboard in the contemporary worship Praise Band. Dave currently works as a computer project/process analyst.
Jim Collier has been a member of ACC since 2013. Jim and Nancy were married in 1976 and have four grown children. Jim retired after a 30-year career in the Air Force in 2014. He leads the ACC People First Ministry and serves on the First Encounter Team, the Connection Center Team, and as an ACC Host.
Larry Jacob has been a member of Academy Christian since 1992 and has served as an elder since 1994. Larry leads the first service First Encounter Ministry Team. Larry is also a member of the Facilities Ministry Team serving as the Facilities Maintenance Director.
Larry Lawrence has been a member of Academy Christian for the past 19 years. Larry has served in the roles of Deacon and Greater Things Stewardship Campaign Co-director at Academy Christian. He has been serving as elder for the past 3 years. He currently is the Facilities Ministry Team leader and co-teacher for the Ragamuffins Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF).
Mike Folkerts has been a member of Academy Christian since 2009. He and Jane have been married since 1989 and have three children, Megan, Melanie and Matthew. Retiring from the Air Force after 21 years, Mike currently works as an air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. Mike teaches the 5th/6th Grade Boys Bible Fellowship class and leads the 3rd service First Encounter Team.
Richard Crabtree has been a member of Academy Christian Church for more than 30 years. For 18 years, he served as senior pastor of Academy. Upon retiring from Academy, he accepted the position of Executive Director of South Pacific Christian Fellowship, a mission that works in New Zealand and Australia. He currently teaches the Road to Emmaus Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF).
Elder and Business Manager
Steve McFarland has been a member of Academy Christian since 1997 and has served as elder since 1999. He is our Church Business Administrator, participates in the Worship Team as a vocalist, Co-Teaches the Journey Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF), has helped with VBS and has been small group leader.