Dave Ellis is the Longmont campus Elder for Candlelight and leads the bi-weekly men’s study. In addition, he works at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, has a BSEE and a Master of Engineering Management. He also attended the Calvary Chapel Bible School in Twin Peaks CA and Bethany Bible College in Dothan AL. Dave and Valerie have been married for over 40 years and have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Valerie Ellis heads the Biblical Counseling ministry and leads the ladies bi-weekly study. She has a BSRS and her Masters in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University and is also certified through the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC).

Gino Garaci

Gino Geraci – Interim Teaching Elder/Pastor
Gino is the founding pastor of Calvary Chapel South Denver and has just recently retired. He will be the Candlelight Fellowship interim teacher for an extended period of time as we continue to search for a permanent teaching elder/pastor.

Gino accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior March 3, 1973 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Gino grew in his relationship with the Lord during the “Jesus Movement” and has been closely linked to Calvary Chapel ministries.

Gino received his undergraduate degree (B.S.) from the University of San Francisco. He spent seven years employed with the Department of Social Services of San Bernardino County. Gino has also served as a police chaplain for Chino Police Department, Denver Police Department and for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department.

Gino is also the host of the daily radio program, Crosswalk, on KRKS F.M. 94.7 from 4pm to 6pm for over 16 years and is considered the Denver area “Bible Answer Man”.