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 and two grandsons. 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, and are involved in Collision Jr. as well as SONkidz.

  • 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 often found greeting and welcoming folks with a handshake and a hug as we gather for Sunday Morning Service. They have three children and six grandchildren. Gene and Kelly ranch by Jay Em and that pretty well keeps them busy.  But not too busy to lead a Life Group, serve on the security team, and faithfully teach for SONsmallz

  • Anthony and Lacey Valentine

    Anthony and Lacey have been married since 2007. They grew up around the Platte and Goshen County areas. Anthony works for Eighty Eight Oil in Fort Laramie as the Terminal Manager, and Lacey works at Valley Christian School as a teacher's aide. They have three amazing and energetic boys; Braxton, Camdon and Cole. As a family they serve on the set-up and communion Teams. Anthony also serves in Collision Jr. and  leads a life group. The Valentines love hunting and fishing, anything that has to do with the great outdoors!