Home Location: Golden, CO
Occupation: Associate Pastor
Vince was born
and raised in Denver, Colorado and has lived there all his life. He
was a meatcutter for King Soopers for 21 years, managing a meat market
for them his last three years.
He graduated from Metropolitan State College with a BS in
Financial Accounting in 1990. He became a Christian in 1972 and went to a
local Bible College, graduating with a certificate of completion in 1974. He
retired from meatcutting and became ordained as an Associate Pastor of a large
church in Arvada, Colorado in 1992. He graduated from Liberty University with
a Masters of Arts in Religion in 2001.
Vince became interested in outdoor activities in 1992. He
took up mountaineering around 1995 and has since climbed all the 14ers in
Colorado, many of them twice. In 2001, he climbed Aconcagua in South America,
and Kilimanjaro and McKinley in 2002.
goal is to climb the "seven summits" and to plant a Bible on each summit.
Vince skis, runs, mountain bikes, and climbs to keep in shape.
He presently oversees the "Seeds of Faith" singles (ages 30
and older) and provides assimilation and follow up work with visitors to the
church. He hopes to write a book about his mountain experiences and how it
relates to the Christian walk. Vince underwent chemo and radiation for non-hodgkins
lymphoma in 1997 and will celebrate six years of being cancer-free this May
while on Mt. Everest.
He has been married to Connie for 29 years and together they
have raised two daughters who are now married. He presently lives in Golden,