Jay Forseth
Jay has been the Lead Pastor of the Columbus Evangelical Church since 2003. He is the former Athletic Director and Vice President of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. He holds an undergraduate degree from Northwest Nazarene and a master’s degree from Idaho State University. He and Lisa have two children, Sarah and Josiah. His favorite hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping and keeping up with the Denver Broncos.

Jay is licensed and ordained in the Western conference of the Evangelical Church.


Josh Daniels
Josh is our Children’s Pastor. He and his wife Summer are gifted children’s ministry leaders. Their first taste of this area came from studying at ABC Bible College on the campus of Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch.



David Richter  David is our Youth Pastor. Richter Fam 001

He is a former Sr. Pastor from Minnesota. He also has much Youth Ministry experience first in Florida and then North Carolina. He has a Bachelors in Ministries from Northwestern University of St. Paul (MN). He has a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary. He is an ordained elder in the Evangelical Church.

He is an avid Twins & Vikings fan. His interests include Disc Golf, camping, hiking and spending time with his family. He and his wife Marla have two sons, Caleb & Micah, with them here in Columbus. They have two college age kids, Branson & Emma, back in Minnesota.