Lee Lee Dart
As a young child, Lee Lee felt the loving call of Christ to be her Savior and friend. She has spent the last 40 years cultivating an intimate relationship with Christ through prayer, journaling, Bible Study, service, and personal and corporate expressions of worship. Recently, after a mission trip to Africa, she felt the call from God to go back to school to get a Master’s in Spiritual Growth and take her experience and training to work in ministry. Recently, God called Lee Lee to the Adventure SDA Church to share and serve as Minister of Worship. Lee Lee believes that corporate worship is a vital part of spiritual growth. She is passionate about revitalizing Biblical worship where God is the center and his people are worshiping in Spirit and Truth.
Youth and Young Adults Pastor
Pastor Mark serves our youth and young adults with a contagious love and passion for Jesus. He strives to build relationships with the young people through mentorship, small groups, outreach and social events. His vision is to bring the living Jesus to the next generation of our church
Minister of Evangelism
Manuel “Manny” Montoya recently followed in the footsteps of Peter and the other disciples of Jesus and left his career of 30 years, to work as a staff minister with the Adventure church. Manuel exchanged a career as General Manager for a Water Management Company, to being a disciple maker for God’s Kingdom. As a lifelong Adventist Christian passionate about Jesus, Manuel works in three areas of ministry at the Adventure Church. First, Manuel oversees, trains and supports our one-on-one Bible instructors. Second, Manuel leads in various small group venues, teaching Christ followers what it means to be a disciple maker. Third, Manuel works in the area of church administration and holds various board leadership positions.
Minister of Worship
Jessi Vakabua began leading worship at The Adventure when she was 13 years old and has been leading ever since, with the exception of 5 years when she was on the mission field in Fiji. She met her husband, Juta, while on the mission field and they have one daughter, Kylie. She has a passion for music and for leading people to the feet of Jesus through worship.
Cher Nelson is a Colorado native who loves the outdoors. She loves hiking, biking and camping. Cher has been a cosmetologist since 1992 and has her own salon in Fort Collins. Cher can be quiet and reserved but also has an outgoing personality. Her passion is to help people look and feel great about themselves.
Cher married her husband Erik in May 2000. She has 2 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren. She became an Adventist while living in Nebraska for 10 years. Cher and Erik returned to Colorado in 2014 and that is when they found The Adventure SDA Church. They immediately felt like they found their home church. Cher quickly decided to be re-baptisted and is very active in the church.
One of Cher’s favorite Bible verses is Psalm 98:4 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”