The Transition Team exists to manage the process for finding new leadership at WVC, ensure appropriate pulpit fill during the transition, support the staff, congregation and the outside community as necessary during the transition period.
Doug Olsen: Doug currently serves as Woodmen Valley Chapel’s executive pastor, overseeing church operations, personnel, and serving on the teaching team. Doug’s background includes a career in education as a teacher, principal and superintendent, an executive pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel outside of Chicago, as well as serving as a corporate business executive. Doug has also had an active speaking ministry, working with major league baseball, the NFL, and as a corporate motivational speaker. Doug has been married to Doreen for 40 years. They have three grown children. When not working, you’ll find him motorcycling, skiing, or hiking.
Cam Seeyle: Cam and his wife Shanna have been actively involved at Woodmen Valley Chapel since moving to Colorado Springs in 2007. They currently have five children: Phoenix, Aneesia, Brandon, Dillan & Liam … this is always changing as they adopt kids from the Foster Care system. Cam also serves as an advisor to the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team and loves serving in any capacity around Woodmen and the community. Shanna has been involved with the Women’s Ministry and has worked with Pregnancy Services. Cam & Shanna enjoy walking with other couples through difficult life seasons in environments of grace. Cam owns Seelye Group Ltd. and when he can find a few unscheduled minutes, he enjoys his horses, skiing and mountain biking.
John Mulder: John and his wife Lynn have been active at Woodmen Valley Chapel since moving to Colorado Springs in 2001. John has served as an Elder since 2012 and currently serves as moderator. John and Lynn have three adult children and one grandchild. Together they have served as greeters and volunteers for A.C.T.S. Ministry. John has served on the Finance Committee, Center for Strategic Ministry and Impact Ministries Advisory Team. John is President of WaterStone, formerly Christian Community Foundation. His ministry passions include small groups and Community and Global Impact. He travels to Kenya frequently and serves on a Board of a Kenya based mission.
Kevin Healy: Kevin has been a member of the Elder Council since 2001. Kevin and his wife Dawn have one son, Noah. They have been active members of the Woodmen family since 1987. He has served Woodmen Valley in the past as an Awana leader, Small Group leader, Sunday School teacher and Finance Committee moderator. Kevin works as a Design Engineer for Intel Corporation. Kevin’s ministry passions include developing a deeper amazement of God’s grace through the study and teaching of His Word and integrating the next generation into the life and leadership of the church.
Team Lead Randy Scott: Randy and his wife BJ have been actively involved at Woodmen Valley Chapel since moving to Colorado Springs in 1995. Randy joined the Elder Council in 2008 and also serves on the board of the Center for Strategic Ministry (CSM) as Chairman and is actively involved in both Men’s and Community Impact Ministries. Randy is semi-retired but very active in the community through his consulting business where he works with nonprofits, businesses and ministry organizations. Randy loves reading, golf and motorcycles. Randy and his wife BJ have two sons; Derek and his wife Katie, and their two daughters, Ellie and Sydney, live in Oklahoma City, OK; Kirk and his wife Debbee, and their four sons, Aidan, Brogan, Cashton and Daxson, live in Indio, CA.
Carl Lane: Carl and his wife, Ann, have been at Woodmen since 1995. They have one son, Chris and 3 grandchildren living here. Carl has served on the Elder Council since 2000 and also serves on WVC’s Finance Committee. In 1993, Carl retired from management with Halliburton Company.His ministry passions include hospitality and helping people grow in their walk with Christ. Carl’s involvement at Woodmen also includes leading a Small Group, assisting with Baby Dedications and greeting at Woodmen Heights.
Brian Flynn: Brian and his wife Stephanie have been members of Woodmen Valley Chapel since 2001. They have two children, Abbie and Jackson, who love being a part of Woodmens’ Student Ministries program. Having been to Russia, Swaziland, South Africa and Guatemala several times, Brian and Stephanie have a passion for global missions and serving orphan children around the globe. No matter the culture or country, kids are kids and need to be loved without condition. Brian has also served in WVC’s Student Ministries and has had the privilege to be with “his guys” from 6th grade through high school graduation and he now enjoys traveling to visit them in their college settings. Brian is the managing partner at Flynn Accounting, LLC. He is an avid hobbyist including, racing cars, restoring and collecting cars, playing golf and long rides on his Harley.
David Helmer (not pictured): David and his wife Sherry have been actively involved at Woodmen Valley since 1983. David has served as an Elder since 1987 (several different 3-year terms). He also served on WVC founding Pastor Bill Dodder’s Spiritual Advisory Committee which was the predecessor to the Elder Council. David has served as an elder under all four WVC pastors. David works at Atmel Corporation in the role of Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety. His ministry passions include missions and teaching adults. Over the years David has served on several WVC missions committees and he has taught several different adult Bible classes as well. David and Sherry have been involved at the Woodmen Heights campus since the first Sunday the Liberty Community opened its doors. David serves on the Hospital Visitation Team and attends the Men’s Bible Study at Woodmen Heights. David and Sherry have three children, all who grew up at WVC; Ryan and wife, Stephanie live in Houston, TX, Rachel and husband Ben D’Ardenne live in Waco, TX, after graduating from Baylor University. Regan is a senior, mining engineering major at Missouri Science Technology University in Rolla, Missouri. David and Sherry have been blessed with two granddaughters.