What if different churches actually worked together?



Our Mission

The mission of the Church Cooperative of Denver is to maximize kingdom impact by creating an interdependent network of relationships among like-minded church leaders to facilitate ongoing collaboration and multiplication among churches in the city.

Participating Churches

Our Leadership

Stephen Redden

Executive Director, The Church Cooperative of Denver
Pastor of Discipleship and Multiplication, New Denver Church


Stephen Redden is one of the founding pastors of NDC and oversees discipleship and multiplication. He is also the director of The Church Cooperative of Denver. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University (B.S. Computer Engineering, M.B.A.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A. Biblical Studies). Stephen also does a variety of projects outside of NDC. He is the founder of Third Circle, a consultative coaching practice, where he works with individuals and organizations to maximize their effectiveness.  Between 1996 and 2000 Stephen worked as an information technology specialist at IBM Global Services before leaving to work on a project with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Kazakhstan and Russia in 2000-2001. After returning to the US in 2001, Stephen joined the staff at North Point Community Church to help lead the Community Groups ministry. Stephen married Kate in 2002, and they welcomed their first son, Ethan, in 2004 and were blessed again in 2007 with the arrival of their second son, Andrew. Stephen loves football (Go Broncos and Hail State!) and futbol (Go Rapids and Gunners!), snowboarding and considers himself a closet redneck and a geek at heart.

Brandon Addison


Brandon currently serves as at The Lead Pastor of the Neighborhood Church. Brandon previously worked at the Journey Saint Louis and Christ Community in Nashville at the intersection of faith, work, and culture. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia (BS International Affairs and BA psychology) and Covenant Theological Seminary (Master’s of Divinity concentration in culture, preaching, and church planting).

Brandon is passionate for the local church and longs to see the people invest deeply in their faith and in the life of their communities. He is a founding member of the Made To Flourish Network and previously partnered with Redeemer City to City, New City Commons Foundation, Acton Institute, Fellowship Associates, and Q Ideas to promote ministry renewal in cities. He  is the founder of Denver City Forum, an organization that promotes civility and curiosity through engaging divisive topics of our day. Brandon is married to his lovely wife, Amy, and can often be found chasing his six-year-old son, Aidan, or two-year-old daughter, Ansley.

Norton Herbst

Lead Pastor, New Denver Church


Norton Herbst oversees teaching and the Sunday gatherings at New Denver Church. He graduated from Virginia Tech (B.S. Engineering) and Denver Seminary (Master of Divinity) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Religious History at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology. He also teaches American history at the University of Denver and religious history at Denver Seminary. Norton is married to Janis and they have three children: Marin (8), Ellory (9), and Townsend (9). In their free time, Norton and Janis enjoy spending time outdoors, reading good books, and drinking great coffee.

Mark Grapengater

Lead Pastor, The Table Project


Mark grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and studied Spanish at Kansas State University. Immediately after graduating from college, I headed to Chicago to go to Seminary at North Park Theological Seminary. In that time I fell in love with the city and with Church Planting. After spending a year leading short term mission teams with Christ For the City International in Costa Rica, I felt a clear call to urban pastoral ministry. In 2008, I graduated with my M. Div. and worked with a few churches in Chicago. In 2009, I found myself working at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Bonsoiree, in Logan Square. In early 2010, I moved to St. Louis to do a church planting internship at City Church STL. There in St. Louis, I met my wife Stacey and we got married in February of 2011. I continued my internship and worked in a number of kitchens and restaurants in St. Louis, while also working in photo and video. In September 2017, we were approved to church plant by Aspen Grove Church Planting Network. We believe God has lead us to plant in Denver, CO and are endeavoring to that end.