Our Team
 
 

KEN WOOD

 SENIOR PASTOR
Ken and his wife Amy met in the Youth Group at this church back in 1991. Ken graduated from Southwestern College (now Arizona Christian University) and served as youth pastor at churches in Phoenix, AZ and Leander, TX. He moved back to Pueblo in 2005 to be the Youth Pastor at Temple Baptist. In 2010, Ken was appointed as the Sr. Pastor, and has been pursuing a vision to see our church be the visible demonstration of God’s Love and Grace ever since.  
Ken enjoys spending time on his mountain bike, being in the mountains, and literally anything with his family, even trips to the grocery store.

KYLE BERNSTEIN

WORSHIP PASTOR

Kyle is a Pueblo native, a graduate of Centennial High School, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from CSU-Pueblo. Kyle came to Temple in April of 2013 as part-time Worship Pastor.  Things got even better in 2014, as he married his wife Blayke that summer! They have been involved with youth ministry both in the church and through YoungLife. Kyle and Blayke both work for Pueblo City Schools with elementary students who have Autism. Kyle has a passion for genuine worship and helping others to connect with God through music. Following that, he also is passionate about the Colorado Avalanche and the Green Bay Packers. They also have two dogs named Maverick and Goose. 

 

SHAUNA CHURCH

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

Shauna came on board as our Children’s Director in the Summer of 2014. Shauna has many years experience as a teacher, both in public and private school settings, and has been active in church ministry all her life.  She grew up in a pastor’s household, so is very familiar with the dynamics of ministry.   Shauna’s commitment is not just to provide our children with a great opportunity to learn about following Jesus, but also to build into and encourage the many volunteers needed to operate an effective children’s ministry. 

BARBARA GONZALES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Barbara joined our Church Staff in August 2016. Barbara and her husband, John, moved to Pueblo “officially” in April 2014 from Broomfield, CO to be near their oldest son and his family. Prior to moving to Pueblo, they lived in Panama where John worked for 5 years. John and Barbara have three adult children – Christopher, Jeremy, Valerie, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and ten grandchildren. Barbara has served on staff as an administrative assistant at a large Baptist church in Denver as well as in various other ministries. Barbara and John enjoy spending time together hiking, biking, fishing, camping, skiing and Barbara is an avid runner.

 
 
 

CHRIS GONZALES

STUDENT MINISTRY
Chris joined our team in 2019. He and his wife, Stephanie, have been serving together in ministry since they met in high school. Chris served on staff as Director of Student Ministries, Recreation, and Small Groups at a local church for seven years before they helped in the planting of City Church Pueblo. They have six children – elementary through high school ages. Chris works as an electrician and Stephanie is a part time homeschool mom and virtual marketing consultant. Their family enjoys playing sports, camping, and having guests in their home.