Pastors John and April

Lead Pastors


Pastors John & April Serio met in Bible College in Dallas, Texas. They have been married since 1992 and in ministry for 20 years. They have served as youth pastors, associate pastors, church planters, and senior pastors. They have served Springs Journey Church now for over 5 years and love this city of Colorado Springs. John graduated high school from Colorado Springs Christian School, and is currently working on a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. They have 3 beautiful children who love Jesus and have a passion for the kingdom of God and missions work. Jordan is married to their beautiful daughter-in-law Brooke who just gave them their first grandson, Parke Daniel. Jonah is in Mexico registered at a Bible College for missionaries in training, and Coral goes to Pikes Peak Christian School.

John and April understand that God does things when two or more come together, that’s why they believe in team ministry. Pastor John has gifts in preaching/teaching, leadership, and building up the body of Christ. He has a passion to see people move into their God given destiny. April has a passion to see women built up into God's masterpiece and used of God for a grander purpose than simply to exist and survive in the world today.

Together, they have a passion to see the church of Jesus flourish and minister to people of every race, economic background, nationality, and upbringing regardless of religious affiliation. The vision of Springs Journey Church came from of a prayer walk in Breckenridge, CO where God spoke and said the vision is to, "serve people on life’s journey in developing intimate relationships with God, others, and themselves." The motto is simple, "Why walk alone?"

We love coming alongside others on their spiritual journey of discovering who Jesus is and how to live out their faith in a hurting, lonely community. 

"We love God's church!"


Lori Bates

Early Childhood Director


We are so blessed to be a part of the Springs Journey Church family. I love kids and am honored that the Lord gave us three wonderful children and three grandchildren.


Gerri Gill

Children's Director


Gerri comes from Sioux City, Iowa and moved to Colorado Springs in 1987. She has a master's degree in theology (currently pursuing her doctorate) and thirty years of experience in children's ministry. Gerri has ministered overseas in twenty-five countries on many missions trips and has planted two churches. She loves teaching God's word to kids and encouraging them to grow in their walk with the Father.

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Carol Sherrill

Church Administrator


Carol and her husband Jeff are both U.S. Air Force veterans. Combined, they have lived in four countries and seven states. Their travels have given them a deep appreciation for America. 

They moved to Colorado Springs in October 2015 from Tucson, where Jeff retired from active duty. Their move to Colorado Springs in their words was “A total God thing. Colorado Springs was never on our radar.” Carol is thrilled and honored to be serving Springs Journey Church in office administration, and she is also a member of the Springs Journey worship team.


Kenan Scott

Technical Director


Kenan is a child of God who loves to have fun and has a passion for evangelism. He moved to Colorado about twelve years ago and first came to Springs Journey in the Fall of 2014. He loves meeting new people and being with friends.