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Leadership | Passionate Life Church








Dawn Thurber

Dawn Thurber | Pastor over Staff & Leadership Development

Pastor Dawn is a part of our teaching team and loves to pour into the staff and volunteers through Leadership Development and process. She also loves to serve in one of our women’s Life Groups called ‘Beautiful’. You will receive love, faith, and a warm welcome with each encounter with her. Her first priority is a wife to her husband, Pastor Andrew, and mother to her two boys. She is a passionate speaker and a compassionate soul to those who are hurting and feel hopeless. She will encourage you, challenge you, and inspire you to live better and be better. She loves family time and enjoys movies, working out, shopping, and QT with her girlfriends.

Lizmar Thurber

Lizmar Thurber | Pastor over Worship & Creative Team 

Pastor Lizmar is our Worship Pastor and Pastor over our Creative Team including all marketing & social media presence. She is a pastor’s kid from Puerto Rico who has been in ministry since she was 14. Her heart is to invest, build, and empower her teams to grow in their gifts. She is passionate about everyone experiencing the love of Jesus through song. Pastor Lizmar is also a leader at Beautiful, our women’s life group. Her husband, Nate, is also a pastor’s kid and loves to serve the house of God in every way he can. They both enjoy spending time with their two boys, sports activities, and fun with friends.

Domingo Cruz

Domingo Cruz | Pastor over Kids, Outreach/Missions, and Database Administration

Pastor Domingo oversees our Kids experience. He serves as our Nursery Director and loves making sure every child knows their value in Jesus and His love. He also oversees our Mission and Outreach ministry through strategic partnerships & strategies. Him and his wife, Stacey, serve faithfully and share their love for the house of God in many ways. Pastor Domingo loves to eat his wife’s good food and brag about how awesome his bulldog, Ozzie, is. He and Stacey, enjoy using their home, marriage, and lives for ministry and equipping others.


Ben Borger

Ben Borger | Pastor over Sunday Experience, Facilities, & Prayer Ministry

Pastor Ben oversees our Sunday experience and works diligently to improve our processes for each team and area of the church. He and his wife, Kelly, also oversee our Prayer Teams; intercessory, Sunday morning prayer, and life groups. Ben is passionate about discipleship and equipping others with the truth of the Bible and walking out love that leads everyone to Jesus. Kelly leads our Care Team and is a big part of loving those in need. They are high school sweethearts who have 8 beautiful grandchildren that they love to spoil! In the past they’ve been foster parents to multiple teenage boys and they use their lives as opportunities to shine Christ’s light to everyone around them. They also enjoy paddle boarding, sporting events, and getaways to the mountains.



Tyler Barone 

Tyler Barone | Youth Leader

Tyler is our Youth Leader. He and his wife, Sarah, have a passion for the middle and high school students around the front range. They are passionate about leading new students into life-long relationships with Christ. They both love serving in God’s house. Tyler also plays the bass guitar on Sunday mornings. Tyler and Sarah have been together since high school and have two beautiful children together, Melody and Asher. When Tyler’s not on the stage playing the bass or hanging out with youth, you can usually find him spending time with his family, watching sports with his 3 brothers and playing golf. 


Tami Barone

Tami Barone | Office Administrator  

Tami is over our office administration and assists the team with whatever is needed. Tami grew up in a Christian home, Pastor’s kid, and Air Force brat. She met her husband at church and was a Pastor’s wife for 14 years. She has 4 amazing adult sons, one daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and a grandson. Tami has a beautiful servant’s heart and will be the first to help anyone in need. She is nurturing and a caregiver. In her spare time, Tami loves music, spending time with her family, and watching sports.



Matt Brown

Matt Brown | Director over Life Groups & Creative Team

Matt Brown is the Director of Life Groups as well as our Creative Team. He can’t help but faithfully serve in whatever area is needed. Matt co-leads #YoungAdults, Man Night, and Summer Softball Life Groups. His desire is for people to grow in intimacy with the Lord through love, truth, and joyful fellowship. Matt has been on over a dozen mission trips and is a part of the Marked Men for Christ ministry. He is a proud uncle and a father to his 100lb dog Bruce. Matt enjoys ultimate frisbee, board games, and helping others to attain their next faith step.