Pastor John is passionate about the church growing in love with God and in loving our neighbors. He grew up in the green belt known as Portland Oregon, where he met Jesus Christ at a young age through Vacation Bible School. At Judson Baptist College, he fell in love with his sweetheart for life, Deanna. John later earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1993 from Fuller Theological Seminary, and served at three churches prior to becoming our Senior Pastor in 2007.
John enjoys music (especially the bands U2 and Switchfoot), sports, the outdoors, coffee and especially Deanna’s cooking. The Geiters have four children: Steffan and his wife Heather, Daniel, Kristianna and Caleb. John’s favorite verse is: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans 8:28
In August 2017 John received a call to Pastor an ECO church in Klamath, Falls Oregon. He will be leaving Corona at the end of September to follow this path. Rev. Dr. Ed Black will be stepping in to the role of Transitional Lead Pastor until a new lead pastor is called to Corona.
Pastor Ed is the son of missionary parents and surrendered his heart, mind and life to the Lord at an early age on a Sunday afternoon after thinking through the Spirit filled messages he received during Church school and a worship service. Ed responded to God’s call to ministry when in University. He met a very wonderful lady in a lunch line in Chicago which began an amazing friendship. Janet and Ed were married and God blessed them with three children, all of whom are now married to amazing friends. Ed completed graduate degrees at Westminster Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary and received his doctorate at Covenant Theological Seminary.
Ed enjoys good books, great art, and exceptional dark chocolate! Ed stays active with hiking, biking, racquetball, skiing, wood work and oil painting. He loves sharing special times connecting with God and people.
Pastor Ed has graciously agreed to step in as the Transitional Lead Pastor position as Pastor John pursues a call in Oregon.
A Colorado native and lover of all things social, Kristina has an excitement and passion for getting to know people, their stories and their experiences. A recent graduate of Denver Seminary’s Justice and Mission Master’s program, Kristina has been able to develop her love for people into a career based in local and international mission and community outreach. This calling has been nurtured and solidified through her ongoing relationship with a medical outreach team based in Port-Au-Prince Haiti and being raised in a missionary family where the desire to love other for Christ was celebrated and encouraged. She is married to Lucas, a Next Generations and Mission pastor in Longmont, who has his own love for missions in Haiti and has a committed heart for outreach.
Together they love cooking, camping and spending time with family and friends. They currently live in Broomfield where they are fortunate to be surrounded by close family and their two dogs, Gus and Heidi. Kristina’s favorite verse is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Don has over 25 years of experience in Choral Music. With a B.A. in Music Education and a M.A. in Choral Conducting, both from Azusa Pacific University, he has led many choirs of various sizes and styles (high school to church choirs) while making true, heart-felt worship the basis for all of it. He spent nearly 4 years as a vocalist traveling all over the West Coast as lead singer for The Crimson River Quartet. Most recently he started Voices of Hope Choir, a community choir in Portland, Oregon, that performed benefit concerts for charities.
He and his wife Noelle have 9 children between them and now live in Centennial, CO. Don works as an Enrollment Counselor and Instructor for Colorado Christian University’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
Danae joined Corona's team in June 2017. She graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and Biblical Studies. Danae has worked in many different fields, as a Photographer, Resident Advisor, Sales Associate, and Call Center Representative, but she is most passionate about serving the church community and making disciples to spread Christ's love to the world.
Danae and her husband Michael live in Northglenn, CO, and had a baby girl in April of 2017. They are members of Scum of the Earth Church in Denver and serve in different ministries in addition to their jobs.
In Danae's spare time she enjoys cuddling her daughter, playing recreational roller derby, photography, and playing and enjoying all kinds of music.
An Ohio native, Kevin Klemm began his musical journeys playing piano as a kid and playing in bands throughout high school. He has been playing piano for over 20 years and drums for over 10 years, and has toured with his former bands, Via Lotus and Maid Myriad.
Kevin holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Denver, a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Akron, and a Piano Pedagogy Certificate from the University of Akron.
The Kevin Klemm Studio (Kevin’s teaching business) officially opened in 2017. He balances a varied career as a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, accompanist, arranger and composer. He is also teaching at Avanti Music Academy, and is part of the Diamond Empire Band. Kevin plans to stay in Denver and continue pursuing music in this prosperous and growing scene. Visit kevinklemmstudio.com for more information about the types of services he offers.