Colorado District Staff

District Staff

Our District Office Staff is made up of people who have been involved in ministry over several years. If you have a need or any questions, please feel free to contact the District Office at
Dr. Virgil Askren, Colorado District Superintendent
Dr. Virgil Askren and his wife Judy joined the Colorado District in June 2021. Previously, he served as District Superintendent of the South Arkansas District 2018-2021, senior pastor of Bend Church of the Nazarene in Bend, Oregon for 14+ years. He has Doctorate of Ministry from Western Seminary. Virgil enjoys crossfit, hiking, and spending time with his Cairn Terrier, Tavish. The Askren’s have two grown daughters and a wonderful son-in-law.

Dr. Kevin Compton, Colorado District Administrator

Dr. Compton serves as the District Administrator for the Colorado District Church of the Nazarene. He previously served the Colorado District as a church consultant and was the Associate Pastor at Eastborough Church of the Nazarene in Colorado Springs. He holds a BA in Pastoral Ministry and Christian Counseling from Nazarene Bible College, an MA in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. Dr. Compton was ordained on the Colorado District.
He and his wife Linda currently reside in Colorado Springs. Their son Douglas, daughter-in-law Samantha, and granddaughter Allyson also live in Colorado Springs. The entire family loves a good trip to the mountains, which usually includes ATVs and a stop at the target range.  Dr. Compton enjoys reading on the topics of leadership and the integration of psychology and theology.


Linda Compton, Colorado District Administrative Assistant
Linda Compton has served as our District Admin Assistant for five years.  She holds a B.A. in Christian Counseling from Nazarene Bible College.  Linda is the wife of our Colorado District Administrator, Dr Kevin Compton.  She and Kevin have one son, Douglas, daughter-in-law, Samantha, and a granddaughter, Allyson.  Linda enjoys trips to the mountains, Ancestry, learning the world of IT, & watching cooking shows.
Stengths Finder (top five): Empathy, Intellection, Belief, Connectedness, Responsibility.
Rev. Joel Garcia, District Camp Director