Elder Team

  • Jim and Carri ellison

    Jim and Carri have been married 36 years and have lived in Torrington for 30+ years. Jim has recently retired from a career as an electrical Technician with Platte Pipe Line and Carri is a school nurse for PCSD#2 in Guernsey. They have two grown children, two grandsons and one on the way. Jim oversees the SONrise Security team. Together Jim and Carri rock out on the bass and drums for worship team and lead their life group.

  • Curtis and Courtney birkley

    Curtis and his wife, Courtney, have been married since 2006 and are both Torrington natives. Curtis is a realtor and Windmill Realty and Courtney, with her sister, owns the the local flower shop. They have three wonderful kids. They faithfully serve at SONrise on the worship and tech crews. 

  • Ben and Lara hager

    Ben has been happily married to Lara since 2006. He was born and raised in Torrington and works as a lineman for Wyrulec.. Lara works at Trail Elementary and they have two daughters who are in 6th and 8th grades. The Hagers started following Jesus and attending SONrise in 2013. They consider themselves blessed to call SONrise home.  

  • Dewey Clapp

    Dewey was born and raised in Goshen County. He worked in the school district for 42 years as a science teacher and facilitator. He has 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Dewey has been involved with SONrise from the beginning of the church plant.  He leads a men's life group, works with the Yoder youth group, plays bass on the worship team and generally helps out wherever he is needed.  In his free time Dewey enjoys woodshop and arguing with his little dog. 

  • Gene and Kelli Roberts

    Gene and Kelli are the newest members of the elder team. They have three children and six grandchildren. Gene and Kelly ranch by Jay Em and between that pretty well keeps them busy. Gene is a member of our security team and Kelli is a faithful teacher with our SONsmallz.