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Staff and Volunteers

Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve... (Mark 10:45)

Mike Nielsen

Elder / Pastor

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Mike grew up in Canada but ended up here in Colorado, graduating from Rampart High School and then CU Boulder where he met his wife of 21 years, Nicole. The Air Force took their family around the world, where Mike served as a Fighter Pilot, but he received the call to return to his family's roots and pursue ministry through church planting.  In 2018, he graduated from the Reformed Baptist Seminary with a Master's Degree in Theological Studies, specializing in Exegesis (fancy way of saying "How to interpret the Bible").

"Mine is a story of God's patience with a flawed and rebellious man.  God used everyday-Christians with a love for Jesus and his word to change my life -- I pray Covenant Grace Church will do the same for you."

             - Mike

Phil Wright



Phil accepted Christ as he finished a 3-year enlistment in the Army in 1975. He met his wife Julie through Campus Crusade for Christ at UCLA in 1980 and they married in 1983. Phil graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1986 and went back into the US Army as an ordained EFCA Chaplain in 1987 and retired in 2015. After serving as the executive director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CALL) for 2 years advocating in Congress and Department of Defense for policy or legislation protecting military personnel’s religious liberty, the Wrights came to Colorado Springs in 2019 to help with care for Julie’s mother and have considered it their home since.

Julie Wright

Women's Ministry Director


Rich Douglass

Music Director

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We are in the process of finding a permanent music director. Please contact us if you are interested in applying!

Grace Toci

Children's Ministry Director

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