Rick Jenkins is a Colorado native, born and raised in Julesburg. He is proud of his heritage, and was blessed with caring, loving parents. They taught him the importance of Christian fellowship.
Rick attended the University of Colorado, graduating with a BS in Marketing. He ran track for two years and worked as a manager for the CU Buffs football team for two and a half years.
Rick met Barb singing in the choir at Calvary Temple in Denver. It was love at first sight, and they were married after Barb’s missionary year in the Philippines. The joy of their lives is their children Josh, Alison and Kristy along with their 3 grandchildren.
Rick started his insurance career after college; he’s spent the majority of his career as a partner with Flood and Peterson in Greeley,CO.
He believes that giving back to the community that has blessed him is essential in our Christian walk. He has served on church boards, city committees, chaired the United Way Board and served on the Suicide Education and Support committee. Today he has been called by the Lord to begin their mission, “Living Waters Fund” with the goal of winning souls, saving lives and supporting loved ones affected by suicide.
Barb Luhn Jenkins was born and raised south of St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of devoted Christian parents who built the foundation of her deep faith.
Barb attended Southeast Missouri University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education. Following her attraction to Colorado, she became a junior high music teacher in Englewood. At the urging of a family friend she went to Calvary Temple where she met Rick in the choir right before she left to teach in a missionary school in the Philippines.
After marriage Barb taught piano and voice lessons in the home. She also directed church choirs, worked with the children’s chorale and accompanied school choirs for a number of years. She is a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Family is her true passion.
With the loss of Alison to suicide, Barb believes the Lord wants her to make a difference in other’s lives; therefore her desire to begin “Living Waters Fund”. One of her favorite sayings is, “We are not created to see through one another, but to see one another through”. Barb adores people and looks forward to meeting many of you.
Josh Jenkins is a Colorado native, born in Fort Collins and raised in Greeley. He graduated from Greeley Central High School, an excellent student and athlete, a three year, three sport letter winner. He was involved in Greeley Wesleyan Church throughout his youth.
Josh attended Kansas State University, played football his freshman year, but decided college football wasn’t much fun. However, he remains an avid K-State fan. He graduated with dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Information Technology and Marketing.
Josh met Kristy at Kansas State and quickly realized they had something special. They endured two years of a long distance relationship while Kristy attended nursing school at Wichita State University. Josh and Kristy have been blessed with three children, Jackson, Matthew and Kaitlyn.
Josh started his career as an web developer for an advertising firm. Since, he’s had his own technology company and now works for Xerox administering the server infrastructure for Weld County. He is gifted in all areas of computer technology.
Josh still struggles with Alison’s death. She promised him that she would never consider suicide. The loss of a loved one is a journey; there are still difficult days. He realizes his children will not have cousins and that he is now an only child. He regrets that his children will not being able to grow up with a loving Aunt.
He’s excited about “THIRST™ – Living Waters” and how it can be used to help people as they face life’s struggles.
Kristy Tencleve Jenkins was born and raised southwest of Wichita, Kansas. Her family runs a large farming operation near Wellington, Kansas. Kristy graduated from Wellington High School. She enjoyed growing up in a rural community and enjoys taking her boys back to help their Grandpa and Grandma with all of the chores and farming activities on the farm.
Kristy attended Kansas State University for three years, preparing for nursing school. She is a proud alumnus of the K-State Rowing Team. She met Josh while attending KSU, but was off to Wichita State for Nursing School. Their love grew even though they were apart for two years, a testament to their commitment to one another.
Kristy is a Registered Nurse and has worked as a labor and delivery nurse for Poudre Valley Health System for over ten years. She is currently a charge nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and is passionate about nursing and loves delivering babies.
Kristy is proud of her family and takes the challenge of a career and family very seriously. Jackson, Matthew and Kaitlyn keep her very busy being Mom, and shuttling them to all their events.
Kristy is challenged by the focus of “THIRST™ – Living Waters”, making a difference in peoples’ lives. What can be done to heal those who are hurting?
Suicide describes the voluntary and intentional takings of one’s own life. Suicidal behavior is any deliberate action with potentially life-threatening consequences. Nothing about suicide is simple, even the definition is complex. By learning some of the warnings sign or symptoms of suicidal behavior this might help in sparing one’s life. There are so many causes, threats, conditions and symptoms that are involved with suicide the easiest way is to list some of the issues and concerns that might trigger suicidal behavior.