lead pastor, andrew werley

Andrew became the Lead Pastor of Anchor Way in February 2016. Before joining us he served as the Lead Pastor for a large church in Houston and a church near Dallas, Texas. He obtained his master's degree in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after receiving a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Andrew has been married to Angie for 17 years and together they have 4 children. 

Hobbies: Playing with his kids, running, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, reading and hoping the Dallas Cowboys make it to the Super Bowl again. 

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Rick dieter, Associate pastor

Rick was born in Texas and raised in Colorado. In 1988, he moved to Steamboat to study resort management and has stuck around the Yampa Valley ever since. Rick has attended Anchor Way since 1999 and was brought on staff in 2014. He has also led a high-school guy discipleship group for over 25 years. Rick married Sara in November 2014 and ever since she has been helping him get his act together – including learning to enjoy skiing again!

Hobbies: Actually enjoys chores (really!), cars, camping, traveling and married life.

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Brad Rasmussen, worship leader

Brad moved to Steamboat from Oklahoma in 2009. He joined Anchor Way as the Worship Leader in 2015. Don't be surprised if you see his band, Chamberlin Birch, playing around Steamboat, he is a well known local musician. You can buy his most recent album on iTunes

Hobbies: Making music, reading, making things, any sport played with a ball; wheel and ski sports are great too.




Special thanks to Kel Elwood for our staff photos.