Peter & Gwen Young
Senior Leader & Wife
Peter & Gwen Young
Senior Leader & Wife
Peter is the senior leader of BridgeWay Church in Denver, Colorado. Peter and Gwen together serve as mom and dad in the house at BridgeWay. Peter is a gifted visionary leader, respected bridge builder, apostolic leader, pastor, and revelatory teacher. He has strong gifts in both the Word and Spirit traditions, enabling him to walk in both realms with ease. He practices a signs and wonders ministry and encourages the manifest Presence of God and the Kingdom realities in all aspects of church life. BridgeWay Church serves as a regional apostolic resource center and actively works with other ministries and marketplace partners to bring revival and community transformation to Colorado.
Peter’s prior church background transcended several streams. He was raised in the Episcopal church, and became a born-again Christian at a Baptist church while at school at MIT in Cambridge, MA. He later served in lay ministry for 8 years at South Evangelical Presbyterian Church before joining the Vineyard Movement in 1984 after being baptized in the Spirit. He served many lay and official leadership roles in the Vineyard for 20 years, including planting Vineyard Denver Southeast, which has now become BridgeWay Church. While working part-time in the marketplace, Peter pursued theological training at Denver Seminary, graduating cum laud in 1995 with a Master’s Degree in Divinity.
Prior to planting BridgeWay, Peter had a 15-year banking career in commercial lending and treasury management sales, where he served as a conference speaker, sales manager, and manager of the Norwest Bank of Denver Treasury Management Division as well as Marketing Manager for Norwest Bank Minnesota. This business vocational background has given Peter a great desire to see people in the marketplace reached for Christ.
A Denver native, Peter and his wife, Gwen, married in 1984. They have four amazing children, two of whom serve in ministry.
Simon’s heart burns to see people young and old come into the fullness of who they are created to be in Christ Jesus. He carries a joyful passion both for the Lord and for people. Simon loves partnering with the Holy Spirit in releasing the kingdom of heaven through worship, healing, and the prophetic. He is blessed to serve as the worship and missions pastor at BridgeWay church and provide oversight for a variety other ministries. Simon has served on staff at BridgeWay since 2012 in a number of different pastoral capacities. Previously, Simon spent a number of years ministering in the inner city as well as touring nationally as a worship leader/musician with Promise Keepers. Simon and his amazing wife Courtenay have 4 wonderful children that keep them quite busy and entertained!
Todd and Tricia have lived in Colorado for 15 years and been involved in ministry for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Bridgeway team, Todd has primarily served as a Senior Pastor. During his years in Colorado, he served as the Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Parker for over 9 years and planted Freedom Fellowship in Highlands Ranch. Todd is excited to use his experience in leading growing churches to help assist in leading BridgeWay into its next season of growth and to assist in fulfilling the vision God has laid on Pastor Peter’s heart.
Todd is the author of a book titled So Much More: Moving from Kingdom Principles to Kingdom Realities which contains the story of his personal spiritual journey into the things of the Spirit. The book is available on Amazon or from Todd directly.
Todd and Tricia have been married 28 years and have been blessed with 5 amazing children and 2 fantastic daughter-in-laws.
Bret & Julie have lived in Colorado for nearly 20 years and have a passion to see orphan hearts come home through encounters with the Father’s Love. Bret has had a desire to know the Father’s Love ever since losing his earthly father to suicide when Bret was only 6 years old. Out of pain and loss Father has given him a passion to see every orphan heart come into their true identity as sons and daughters of God. God has developed in Bret skills to lead people into life-transforming encounters, where they live from the Presence of God bringing His Kingdom into their families, their work relationships, and friendships. Over the last 16 years Bret has received training in inner healing, the Kingdom of God, and knowing Father’s Love. Bret and Julie have a daughter, Megan and a son, Joshua.
Andrzej and Kari have been impacted by their experience of rich covenantal relationship in the body of Christ, and have a heart for developing ‘community’ and ‘fellowship’ in the life of the church at BridgeWay. They have a passion to assist others in operating in their full potential as sons and daughters of The Father, and connecting people to people, and people to ministry involvement opportunities. They met at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and after marrying they lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for 9 years, where they served as pastors in a local church. Responding to God’s call to church-planting and strengthening church leadership, they were directed to church involvement in the US for 6 years, and then in Melbourne Australia for 11 years. They returned to America in May 2011 and since then have made BridgeWay their church home. Andrzej has a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Theology and a Master’s Degree in Christian Education and they have both taught in Christian schools for many years. They have 4 amazing children; Jonathan, Daniel, Michael and Michelle.
Marlene Allen, Bridgeway’s Children’s Pastor, or Momma Marlene, as she is affectionately called by thousands of young people, is a pastor, teacher, networker, administrator, mentor,and author. She has been leading children in supernatural encounters for over 30 years and is gifted at making God’s Word come alive in young lives. Seeing the light in their eyes when they finally ‘get it’ is the goal of many of her projects. Marlene has served as a classroom teacher, vice-principal and children’s pastor here in the United States. During her recent 16 years as a missionary in Thailand she founded a children’s home for abandoned and orphaned children, introduced the Thai churches of Northern Thailand to revival themes, as well as mentored hundreds of future missionary leaders
Marlene holds a Business degree from McNeese State University in Louisiana and is a graduate of Global Legacy Leadership Program. She is currently enjoying living in the same city as her four incredible children for the first time in their lives.
Nicholas is a passionate, energetic laid-down lover of Jesus who is a carrier and releaser of the joy of the Lord and the Father’s Love. He is passionate about awakening, equipping and empowering sons and daughters with their true identity & Sonship in Christ, with increased revelation of the perfect unfailing love the Father has for them and encouraging them to naturally walk in a supernatural lifestyle that glorifies God. His passion is for seeing sons and daughters encounter the love of the Father and discover the unique greatness that God has placed within them bringing about increased revival. He believes that there is greatness and unlimited potential found in every son and daughter who is created in the image and likeness of God, and bringing people into revelation of their Sonship in Christ fuels his heart with passion.
Nicholas achieved his Masters in Leadership at Denver Seminary and is honored to serve God at BridgeWay Church as a pastor overseeing Marriage & Family, Prayer, and Young Adults. He is joyfully married to his amazing wife and best friend Michelle Barta and together they are blessed with their beautiful son Joshua. They are passionate about fighting for covenant in people’s marriages, mentoring others and bringing people to encounter what true Kingdom Family is. They are natives to Colorado and enjoy time adventuring and playing outdoors as a family, worshiping and living each day celebrating the goodness of Father God!
Neil is a passionate, servant leader that is driven by faith, truth and making a bold impact in the world around him. Neil lives his life according to standards of utmost integrity and kindness to others. He has Spirit of Service and love for Hospitality making people around him feel safe and important. He enjoys calling out the gold in others to empower them into who they truly are. His heart for creating relationships has been such a joy in his life, and because of that he thrives in bringing people together to connect with one another. He believes that the world is waiting an encounter and loves to play a support in the lives of others to create life changing connections.
His goal is to live out what it should look like to lead a family and be a role model for his kids. His family is simply the best. He loves to being a husband and Father. His wife, Brittany is someone who supports empowers and challenges Neil to be the best version of himself. Neil has three beautiful children- Mila, Caleb and Sarah. He says being a Father to his 3 kiddos is the best gift he could ask for.
Neil and his wife Brittany were hired on in October of 2018. Neil is honored to serve God at Bridgeway Church as a Pastor supporting Connections, MKF groups, Discipleship, Young Married, and in Youth ministry. Neil’s role recently shifted with now being the Office Administrator along with his pastoral duties. He is just so honored to be apart of this amazing team on staff, but more importantly being apart of this family at Bridgeway Church.
Blair and his wife Cindy are newlyweds who have a huge heart for all people. They are involved with teaching the youth, working with refugees and the homeless community, they have a love for the hip hop culture, and know they have a calling to the nations. Blair has a powerful coming to Jesus story that he shares everywhere he goes guiding people to God’s heart and while ministering with both power and love. His mission is to set fire to a generation of believers who love Jesus and who are walking in their God-given identities.
Christy Joy arrived in Denver Colorado as a single mom with her twin girls in 2011 with a promise from God that He was going to make ALL THINGS NEW for them. With a heart of worship, she brings songs of hope to the city with Confluence Ministries and has been working in church ministry since 2004 in almost every capacity of Administrative work. Being from Knoxville, Tennesse, her heart also lies in Southern Hospitality and making people feel welcomed and valued. Christy Joy came on staff at Bridgeway in November of 2017 as an Administrative Assistant and Event Planner.
Beth Ayn Rognmoe
Beth Ayn is the business manager at BridgeWay. More on her bio soon…
Everett is alumni of the Metropolitan University of Denver where he studied Speech Communication, with an emphasis in Public Address and Rhetoric. He has just celebrated his 16th year of marriage to his wife Patricia and has 3 amazing children, Genesis, Judah, and Faith. For the past decade, Everett has devoted his life to seeing students set-free from broken homes, poverty, and hopelessness; as he has worked in the university and public-school system as a teacher, mentor, non-profit administrator, pastor, and friend.