Ouray Christian Fellowship

Leading Us

Where the hope and truth of the Good News is announced


Pastor Paul Karus & Family

Pastor Paul has been married to his wife Kimberly for the past 22 years; they have two daughters Kaylee and Mackenzie. Kaylee just graduated high school in 2021 and Mackenzie is a sophomore this year (2022) in high school. Paul and Kim met at Nyack College in Nyack New York while they were both attending the college for youth ministry. Both Paul and Kim have a shared interest in being in the outdoors, this includes fishing, camping, skiing, and playing sports. They also have a love for music. Paul enjoys playing the guitar and singing. They also love watching a good movie on rainy days! Paul and Kim have a genuine love for the church and seeing the church reach people where they are. Pastor Paul just accepted the position at Ouray Christian Fellowship as the new Pastor.


Rick Colpitts

Rick and family moved to Ouray in 2012 after a 26-year military career. He continues to work with the military in his current career which he considers an extension of his time in service. Rick and wife Tara have three daughters whom all attend Ouray school. Tara works as a CPA with a local accounting and tax firm. Rick enjoys almost anything that is physically or mentally challenging even if it means lack of success in the attempt. Rick, Tara and family have attended and belonged to many churches during their military assignments and are blessed to make Ouray Christian Fellowship their permanent church.

Terry Butler

My wife Sabrina and I are both retired Dentists and we sold our dental practice in 2007 to enter the mission field. We have served with World Medical Mission in Niger, Kenya and Papua New Guinea and plan to continue serving wherever needed as long as we are physically able. We have two children, both married, a daughter in Kentucky and a son in Australia and four grandchildren. We moved to Ouray thirteen years ago and recently joined Ouray Christian Fellowship. Church has always been an integral part of our lives or should I say Jesus is first and foremost in every aspect of our lives. Scripture says it best when we are referred to as “sheep” in need of a Shepherd who protects us guides us and leads us on the path that we should go. We are pleased to be a part of this “flock” of believers! Ouray Christian Fellowship has a lot to offer people of all ages and we would be pleased to join you on your spiritual journey. We welcome you!

Andre Rasto

Andre and his wife Angela moved to Ridgway in 2022 after his retirement from American Airlines as captain, and her retirement as a registered nurse. He served for 7 years prior in the U. S. Navy as a carrier pilot.
Andre became a Christian in December of 1996 and has since always enjoyed serving. His service includes leading mens group bible studies, outreach ministries, and hospitality ministries.
Andre and Angela have two grown children, Margo and Noah.


Mary Cockle

Mary Cockle is the friendly face that greets you at the church whenever you stop by. She consistently offers tireless service to the church body in a number of critical and behind-the-scenes ways. She fields phone calls, provides information about community and church activities and goings-on, as well as assisting with virtually every church event – be it LunchBunch, or cleaning the church, or local outreach activities. Mary and her husband Carl are native to Ouray and love the mountains – particularly hiking and jeeping in the summer and fall, and outdoor activities in the winter, which Mary does on every Friday or Saturday she can with available ladies from the church.

Barbara Wade

Barb Wade is our Church Treasurer. She brings her cheerful personality to all different aspects of our church ministry.

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