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

Brandon Addison

Executive Director, The Church Cooperative of Denver


Brandon currently serves as the Executive Director of CCD. Before that he was the Lead Pastor of the Neighborhood Church and a founding member of CCD. 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.

Aaron Sanford

Elder/Teaching Pastor, Emmaus Church


Aaron grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as an Elder and is on staff as our Teaching Pastor. Since he moved to Colorado in 2003, he admits to being spoiled on the craft brew scene now for over 15 years. Aaron enjoys the snow, but would rather spend time on his bike enjoying the mountain trails or riding around the city. Aaron and his wife Bridget have been married for over 10 years. They love spending time in Glenwood Springs whenever they can make it out there, but also enjoy spending time together on chill bike rides when the weather is nice. Aaron and Bridget lead our South Capitol Hill GC.

Chip Anderson

Lead Pastor, Sanctuary Christian Fellowship


Chip has served the church in different ways: youth leader, elder, church planter, and pastor. Chip earned his doctorate in preaching at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. As the lead pastor at Sanctuary, he loves seeing people grow and mature in their understanding of Scripture and trusting it to impact their everyday life with God. Chip’s leadership includes training, strategic planning, and establishing partnerships to accomplish mission-driven objectives in ambiguous environments for large retail and technology companies. Chip is married to Debra, and they have three sons, Jacob, Benjamin, and Samuel. Other interests include pocket knives, shoes, classic cars, ice cream, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, home improvement projects, and naps.

Katie and Chuck Fowler

Co-lead pastors, Nova Church


Katie was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. A graduate of the University of Florida, she earned a M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Katie and her husband Chuck have two young boys, Luke and Sam. A big Florida Gators fan, Katie often dresses her boys in orange and blue (Chuck included). Her favorite movies are Pride and Prejudice and The Young Victoria. She grew up playing softball and has a love for baseball that she looks forward to passing on to their boys. (Who’s up for a Rockies game?)

Chuck is a Colorado native and has lived most of his life on the Front Range. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and earned his M.Div. with Fuller Theological Seminary. Before seminary, Chuck worked in media production. Chuck enjoys reading, cooking, fitness, and many varieties of games. A writer with an interest in sci-fi and fantasy, he’s a fanboy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their literary friends, the Inklings.

Our Board of Directors:

Stephen Redden

Stephen Redden is one of the founding pastors of New Denver Church and the founder of The Church Cooperative of Denver. He currently works as a Managing Director at Marrow, a local company focused on starting and operating businesses of profit and purpose that create margin for the marginalized. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University (B.S. Computer Engineering, M.B.A.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A. Biblical Studies).

Dave Meserve
Dave MeserveDave has been part of Metro Denver’s faith community for over 30 years.  Dave has enjoyed a variety of church and other pastoral experiences all over the front range. Helping churches through significant pastoral transitions has been a particular sweet spot. He began his ministry career with CRU and speaking with FamilyLife Ministry while earning a graduate degree in counseling from Colorado Christian University and a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary.  He is the founder of Urban Skye, a unique umbrella organization for faith entrepreneurs through which he continues mentoring, writing and teaching. Dave and Shari are empty-nesters enjoying their new stage of parenting three adult children. They live in Littleton, Colorado.