Elder Team

  • Jim ellison

    Jim and Carrie have been married 36 years and have lived in Torrington for 30+ years. Jim is 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 Carrie rock out on the bass and drums for worship team and lead their life group.

  • Curtis birkley


  • Ben 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 5th and 7th 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.