Our Elders

Charles Davis

Charles is a native of Bronx, NY. He enlisted in the Army in December 2001 and later attended Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned in April 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (Magna Cum Laude) from Fayetteville State University-UNC, an active member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society for Criminal Justice, Lean 6 Sigma certified, and is currently studying at Denver Seminary in the Old Testament Masters program. Charles is married to Kelly, his beautiful bride of 24 years. They have two incredible teenagers: Isaiah and Kay-Lynn. The Davis family relocated as a change of station (PCS) to Aurora, CO, in June 2017 and have been a part of the 3D family ever since.

Brian Stamer

Brian has been married to the love of his life, Marissa, for 11 years. Together, they have four beautiful daughters. (Brileigh Joy, Aynslie Honor, Haven Marie, and Waverly Lynne) He has been working with Colorado UpLift since 2008. He has served as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer, Interim CEO, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Colorado UpLift was established in 1982 and is committed to transforming the inner city of Denver, by building long-term, life-changing relationships with Urban Youth. Brian received an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership from Colorado Christian University. He has a passion for the cities of Denver and Aurora and is committed to being a shepherd to next-generation leaders.

Ryan Godfrey

Ryan has been married to Annabel for 13 years. Together, they have two beautiful girls, Isabella and Charlotte. Both originally from the UK, they have been in the US for 13 years, living first in Florida and then moved to Colorado 3 years ago. Their girls were born in Florida (so are affectionately known as FL Crackers). He and his family love to spend -me outdoors, hiking, biking and skiing/snowboarding. They have been actively involved within the church in the UK, Africa, and the US for most of their lives. Ryan has his bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff and has been in telecommunications engineering for the past 22 years and is currently the director of Sales Engineering at Comcast.

Bill Shalkowski

 Bill has been an Aurora resident since May of 1992. He has worked in the construction field from 1983 to present and is currently the Sr. VP of Construction Management for The Solomon Foundation, starting as Director of Construction in June of 2012.  Bill is married to Christa since March 11, 1995. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Kelsey, Advocacy Supervisor at Voices for Children Melissa, a Sophomore at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Interests include working out, competitive powerlifting for 16 years, hanging out with NextGen age group, spending time with my wife and going to the beach.

Paul Cooke

Paul and Ashley have been married for 12 years. They are both Colorado Natives and together have three beautiful children, Kason (5), Myla (3), and Nolan (1). Paul received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has been in IT consulting for the past twelve years. Paul and Ashley have been attending 3D Church since the original launch. Ashley serves as our early childhood coordinator.

Jesse Steinert

Jesse and Haley are Colorado natives, have been married for 12 years, and are proud parents of two passionate, creative and adventurous boys. They love experiencing God through His creation and going on adventures to be part of God’s work around the world. Jesse is a Senior Estimator at Saunders Construction and enjoys working with incredibly talented teams to build some of Colorado’s most exciting projects. He also has a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management and an undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering, both from University of Colorado in Boulder. A passion that Jesse and Haley both share is helping people discover their design to live out their God given purpose. To that end & based on their unique DESIGN, they help teach/facilitate our Next Steps class every month & are co-leading a Life Group.