Meet Our Staff

Lead Pastor Chris and Karen Johnson

Karen and I are glad you chose to surf Journey Church’s website. We trust you will find what you are looking for in a church home as you “Point and Click.” Being native to North Dakota, we are new to Colorado. Along with our 4 children, we are eager for the opportunity to serve Journey Church and I-70 corridor. Our heart beats community, through relationships, as we watch individuals grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We would welcome the opportunity to begin our journey together the first time you and your family visit our services.

May God richly bless you,

Chris & Karen Johnson

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Family Pastor Dusty and Odessa Morris
Odessa and I are excited to be a part of Encounter Student Ministries at Journey Church, along with our four daughters and ornery little son. I have been attending Journey church for 22 years and Odessa and I have been working with the youth of the community for the past 14. We can’t wait to get to know you and your students, and hope to encourage them in their relationship with God. Our goal is to build relationships with students and their families and to serve them in whatever way we can. We would love for your students to join us for youth service, Sunday nights at 5pm at the Strasburg Rec Center.
We look forward to meeting you in person,

Dusty and Odessa Morris

Minister of Music Paul and Tami Hart
Tami and I  have been worship leaders in local church communities since 1999.  We are passionate about God’s presence and helping others experience His presence through the power of corporate worship.   We have been married for 12 years and have four wonderful children.
~“With singing lips my mouth will praise you!” Psalm 63: 5b
Administrative Assistant Odessa Morris
I have the privilege of working as the Administrative Assistant for 2 years.  I enjoy assisting our Pastors and others.  I am here to facilitate any questions you may have.

Meet Our Board

Board member
Jim and his wife Donna Pederson
Donna and I were married in December 16th,1996.  I moved from Washington State to Colorado and then to Strasburg.  We had been driving into a church in Aurora when Pastor Dusty’s father Don Morris delivered propane to our house and told us about Journey Church.  I reactivated the Royal Rangers program in 2001 and became  Senior Commander.. I set up bicycle rodeos,camp outs, fishing trips, regional powows and as the camp cook.  I then became a board member and have been on the board for 12 years.  I believe this is a very important position although sometimes stressful.
Board Member
Larry and his wife Chris Vittum
In my late teens and early 20s I wanted to win the Indy 500. That did not work out. Became a stock broker. Came to Denver to be a branch manager and partner for Boetcher and Co. Becamel Exec VP, and member board of directors of Masthead Corp. Born again circa 1986 while watching Jimmy Swagart on TV. Went to work for Marilyn Hickey Ministries 1987, first as the night security gaurd, later as executive director. Retired August of 07. I am certain God has been teaching me principals in business and leadership since I was young. I am certain God has called Chris and me to Journey Church to be servants. I am certain my calling is to serve God, to serve my pastors, and to serve the people of this church.
Board Member
Garry  and His Wife Heather  Tribble
My beautiful wife Heather and I are honored to be part of such a God centered church. I am truly humbled, how God and our congregation have chosen me to be a Board Member in our church. I am a true example of how God uses us, no matter what our past is.
Board Member
Rhonda Housden and her Husband Rick Housden
Live in Strasburg, both work, have two grown kids.

Our Mission,Vision,Core Values,& Member Mandate

Our Vision is to display Jesus Christ to the I-70 corridor through evangelism and discipleship, with intentionality, to reach our Kingdom potential.

The Mission  of Journey Church is to facilitate people experiencing God’s Holy Spirit.  To minister contextually. To build a community of believers and to serve the I-70 corridor.
Our Core Values are to Believe(does it promote God’s work & prayer), Bring ( does it promote Evangelism & Discipleship), Benefit ( does it serve someone), Belong (does it involve building a community of believers)

Our Member Mandate is

Attend one…Serve One…(ministry in the church)                  

Reach One…Build One…(ministry outside the church)
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What we believe:

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Journey Church has a number of ministries in our church!  We are here to serve every stage of life!





Where? What? When?


Donations needed 

Please continue to pray for Kimberly Cabrera! We will be collecting donations for Kimberly and family. Please contact Carrie Ostigaard for more information.

Corporate Prayer
Our evening cooperate prayer time has changed! Join use every 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm, in the parsonage. Contact Odessa Morris for more information.

Robo Calls

Hello Journey Church Family! Do you want to be informed on everything Journey Church has going on? Events, cancellations, last minute changes, or friendly reminders? Have you signed up for our dial my calls Robo Call?  Get friendly updates right to your phone! If you haven’t already signed up or your information has changed see the information table for our Robo Call forms! See Odessa Morris for more information.

King Soopers Cards

Another easy way to give back to Journey   Church. King Soopers will give back 5% of your Gas, Starbucks, and Grocery purchases. Get your Kings Soopers Card today! Contact Odessa Morris or Amie Williams for more information.


Prayer Meeting

 Ladies who wish to pray for their adult sons to find a more Christ center life. Join us every 3rd Thursday of each month  in Kathleen Cox home from 7 pm –8 pm.  Bring a photo of your son/   sons. Contact Kathleen Cox for more information.


Military Small Group

Attention current and former military men please join us for this special small group every 4th Tuesday at 7 pm in Rick Housden’s home.  Please see Rick Housden or Pastor Chris Johnson for more information.

Secret Sister Party

join us December 4th at 7:00pm in Debbie Stones home.  Ladies will reveal who their secret sisters were this year and to draw for next year.  Every woman is welcome to come!  Please bring a snack to share. If you are new and want to play this year bring an ornament to trade. See Debbie Stone for more information.


Ladies Candlelight Dinner

Journey Church will host a free dinner, entertainment, prizes and fellowship on Saturday, December 12th in Strasburg Elementary School. All ladies    ages 10 years old and up are invited to attend. RSVP to 303-622-4373 – limited seating, Reservations Required. See Lori Tapparo for more information.


Christmas Eve Service
December 24th at 6:30 pm, in the Elementary Cafeteria, we will host a special Christmas Eve Communion Service. Join us for this special time!









Here at Journey Church we want you to have a fast, easy, and safe way to give!
We have several options for giving!
During service:
Feel free to grab an offering envelope located in the information center.
You can mail all your tithe or offering to Journey Church P.O. Box 503 Strasburg, Co. 80136
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Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday from 8:15 am to 33:15 pm and Friday from 8:15 am to 2:15 pm

Church  Address: 56000 E. Colfax Ave, Strasburg, Co. 80136

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 503, Strasburg, Co. 80136

Telephone: (303)-622-4373


If the case of emergency please contact one of our pastors.

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