Leadership Team

Servant leaders living into missional rhythms
GRASSROOTS Church has a polycentric, multifaceted leadership team that operates as a Pneumacracy (Pneuma = Greek for “Spirit,” cracy = rule). Within GRASSROOTS, we recognize that the Holy Spirit rules and reigns among us as a sign of the already/not yet kingdom. As God lovingly shapes and reshapes GRASSROOTS Church, the Spirit is inspiring, forming, and motivating people to provide leadership for the GRASSROOTS family. This includes Servant Overseers, Church Servants (Deacons), Gift Ministries (Equippers), Gospel Community Servants, and others. Polycentric leadership models the interrelation of the Trinity, where there is an interdependent, communal, relational, participatory, self-surrendering and self-giving approach to leadership through which we, together, surrender ourselves in humility to the rule and reign of Jesus and one another.
Shane and Leah Tuttle

Shane and Leah Tuttle

Gospel Community Servants

Since discovering GRASSROOTS, Shane and Leah Tuttle have felt genuinely loved and cared for, enjoyed the truth filled teaching, and have been a vital part of a Gospel Community. Shane and Leah have known each other for 13 years, and have been married for almost 7 years. They have two beautiful children, 6 year old Amelia and 3 year old William. Shane is a native of Colorado Springs. Leah was born and raised in Maryland, and then moved to Colorado Springs with her family in 2005. Leah got a job at a local Chick-Fil-A when she first moved here and that is when and where she met Shane. Shane has been a Christ follower for 16 years and Leah has been a believer for 14 years. During their free time, Shane and Leah enjoy motorcycle riding, going to the shooting range, and spending time with their family, friends and dog, Tootsie.

Ryan and Ana Lisa Johnson

Ryan and Ana Lisa Johnson

Deacon, Gospel Community Servants

Ryan and Ana Lisa Johnson grew up in the DFW area in Texas. They met and got married in college at UNT in Denton, TX. Shortly after moving to Colorado Springs, they connected with GRASSROOTS, and have been committed ever since. They love being a part of the GRASSROOTS family because they are challenged to live every part of their lives missionally under the Lordship of Jesus. They appreciate the fact that GRASSROOTS seeks to live in close, interconnected relationship with one another, always seeking to build each other up and point each other to Jesus. Ryan and Ana Lisa are passionate about music, teaching, music, electrical engineering, music, cooking, people, and seeing people changed by the forgiveness and redemption that Jesus offers. They have a son and one on the way!

Scott and Anna Olson

Scott and Anna Olson

Overseer, Gospel Community Servants

Scott and Anna grew up in Texas and have been married more than 22 years.  Their missional journey has taken them from Central and North Texas to Portland, OR, Canon City, CO and as of 2013, landed them in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. Scott is the pastor of gRc while Anna works as the elementary teacher recruiter for the D11 School District. They’ve been a part of planting five churches while equipping and sending other missional practitioners locally, nationally and internationally. Scott and Anna both studied Music Education in college; however, Scott has also received a MAPS, MDiv, and DMin in Missional Leadership. Scott loves all things theological, good movies, good food and hanging out with friends. Anna loves the ocean, coffee, board games and the Colorado sunshine. Both are passionate about living missionally in our city, awakening kingdom dreams within others, and pursuing holistic health. They have one teenage son still living at home, another married son, and a grandson.