Joel Rowland, FP Director Front Range

Joel Rowland has been the Director of First Priority Clayton, NC for the past four years. Joel, along with his wife Amber have felt the call of God to move their family to Colorado to answer their passionate calling to revive and rebuild the First Priority Front Range Region. 

Joel and Amber have been married for 12 years. They love playing music, exploring the outdoors, reading, and finding joy in the simple things of life. Lincoln is 4 years old. He loves baseball (Colorado Rockies), Superheroes, the Zoo, and anything he can explore outdoors. Lincoln has an Aussie named Zuma (his very own dog from Paw Patrol!). 

Joel and Amber have been serving and leading faith-based organizations since their teenage years. They have also experienced some life-changing tragedies including the death of Joel’s parents at 20 years old, the loss of Amber’s Father as a child, and the loss of their own child. Their hope and joy were found in Jesus through these tragedies. 

Joel is currently on the journey of becoming a Hebrew Scholar with a Master of Hebraic Context of the Bible and Biblical Linguistics through the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer for the John Maxwell Team and holds a certificate in Apologetics with the Ravi Zacharias Institute of Ministry. He has also enjoyed time studying abroad in Israel and serving in Ecuador with Samaritan’s Purse. Amber is currently developing her ministry skills through the Vineyard Institute. 

Brad Schelling

Author Brad Schelling

Brad's passion for First Priority is how the legal side of a faith-based club at school is navigated. Solving the problem is 100% relational and 110% being above reproach with the laws of the state and district. He has been in student ministry since 1997, served as a First Priority campus coach in Sioux Falls, SD starting in 2001 and joined staff with FPoA in 2008. He helped get FP of the Great Plains (SD/IA) off the ground before moving his family to Nashville, TN in 2011 to be strategic in his work with First Priority. Brad, with his wife Erika and four children, attend Church of the City in Spring Hill. Brad is available and would be honored to speak at your church, camp, conference or event. You can get in touch with him through email at brad@fpofamerica.com

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