As a Denver native, experiencing the mountains comes quite naturally to Scott. “I caught my first fish by age two. Nearly every summer included fishing and camping trips, as well as short day trips to the mountains for picnic lunches. Years later, my dad bought his first four-wheel drive, a Chevy K5 Blazer. This added a new dimension to our mountain outings. We would go 4-wheeling and hike to fishing holes. I learned to ski. I bought a mountain bike and, the list goes on. Being in the great outdoors has always been a place of great enjoyment as well as spiritual refreshment to me.”
In Romans 1: 20, the Apostle Paul wrote, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” This is one of the biggest reasons Scott loves being in the woods so much. It is a place he can see God’s handiwork, and learn something more about who the Creator is.
Scott earned a Bachelors degree in Biology from CSU, and it was at CSU that he heard God calling him to a different path in life of vocational ministry. After he graduated, he worked with Campus Crusade for Christ and then with Mountain Ministries in Dillon, CO. Scott moved back to Denver to attend Denver Seminary. He met his wife at church while leading Singles, Young Adults and Prayer ministries. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity and continued to serve in various aspects of the church with a passion for the outdoors. He was recently certified as a Hunting Guide and also has a beautiful daughter.
“While working with these ministries, God showed me my own great need to let Him transform me into His image and invite others along on this journey. As a result, I have come to know the great joy of being used by God while growing closer to Him.”
Scott is excited to combine his passions and his calling through COFA in Colorado. “COFA is an organization that is focused on helping the outdoor enthusiast come to know the Creator of all things as the source of life. Not just biological life, but a fulfilling life full of meaning. It is our desire in COFA to create an environment of grace, truth, and time where people may see God more clearly through the outdoor experience.”
Scott is available to speak to church groups, and men’s ministries. For additional information you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.