Chris Hallaren

Small Groups Pastor

Joshua Strain

Logistics Director

Rebecca Strain

Manna Kids Coordinator

Katie Clarke

Manna Kids Director

KC Mitchell

Production Director

Jamie Kelner

Executive Administrator

Josh Clarke

Operations Pastor

Dr. Doug Castle

Manna University Site Director

Devin Fillinger

Worship Pastor

Sharyn Beal

Outreach Director


Joe Adams

Lead Pastor

Joe is the founding and lead pastor of Manna Church in Colorado Springs, CO. After working for six years with Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC, Joe felt God calling him back to Colorado to launch a life-giving, world-changing church with his wife, Elissa.


Joe is an ordained minister who graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Biblical Studies and Grace College of Divinity with a Master’s in Christian Leadership. Joe loves his family, the outdoors, and chocolate chip cookies.


Elissa is an incredible wife, mother, and friend to many. She is a Registered Nurse who graduated from Hampton University with her BSN. Elissa loves spending time with her family, painting, reading, running, and convincing her husband she really does like the outdoors.


Together, Joe and Elissa are the proud parents of their four kids, Joby, Micah, Daniel and Evelyn and are passionate about seeing other’s lives transformed by the power of Christ.


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Harrison High School

2755 Janitell Rd, Colorado Springs,
CO 80906

Sunday: 9:15am • 11:00am


At Manna Church, our mission is to glorify God by equipping His people to change their world and by planting churches with the same world-changing vision.