Our History

True North Church began as a dream in the hearts of a few families hungry to see God move in a powerful way in their generation.  In 1997, the current Lead (and also founding) Pastor Shad and his wife Julie were expecting their first child while both working full-time jobs in the corporate world in Dallas, Texas.  Shad was also attending Dallas Theological Seminary part time.  It was during one of those classes Shad was introduced to the idea of church planting (starting new churches).  They decided to quit their jobs, sell their home and follow God on an adventure to start a church.

After gaining more experience in two other local churches, the Wickstrom's were finally able to launch out in Windsor, Colorado. The mission was to reach the spiritually disconnected, or those without a church home.


In 2003, Church on the Ancient Path began meeting monthly, praying and spending time in fellowship and worship. There were about 35 people attending these prayer meetings. In September, 2003, we launched weekly Sunday morning worship services, always hoping the majority of 35 people would show up and bring their friends. God used Ancient Path to reach people in the community and we have since grown to about 200 people. We affectionately refer to our church as a large family. In 2016, we chose to renew our vision, and part of that was changing the name to True North Church.

For the first nine years we moved from place to place in Windsor leasing school cafeterias, auditoriums, rec center rooms, coffee shops, the local sports bar, and the shelters at Main Park. At last we settled at 129 Walnut Street. We like to refer to our building as B129 (since "the church is not a building, it's the people.") And truly the second most magnificent thing we have found in Windsor is wonderful people. The first, of course, is our Savior, Jesus Christ.