Dads in the Making Groups

Phoenix, Arizona

AJ Spatz leads the Phoenix, Arizona Dads in the Making group, meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from 6:30-8:30pm MST. AJ, a licensed counselor, enjoys photography and exploring the Arizona trails, especially in the forests of Northern Arizona, alongside his wife, Brittany. After completing their first round of IVF, they are overjoyed to share they are currently expecting a baby in Summer 2024 after over five years of trying to grow their family. In his year with Dads in the Making, AJ's leadership stems from a desire to help men grow in faith and become pillars for their families. Through his experiences, AJ has deepened his own personal relationship with Jesus and with his wife, and he aims to share this spiritual journey with men as they move closer to Jesus, as they thrive in their own lives, as they lead as husbands, and as they grow as Dads in the Making.

Virtual Group 1 and 2

Colby Harries leads both Dads in the Making virtual groups. Virtual group #1 meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month from 7:00-9:00pm CST. Virtual group #2 meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month from 7:30-9:30pm CST. Prior to joining his wife, Caroline, in full-time ministry, Colby worked in law enforcement and accounting. Colby is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for the great outdoors and traveling with his Caroline. They have been trying to start a family for more than a decade. In the summer of 2022, Colby was diagnosed with cancer but miraculously overcame it with supernatural protection and healing. In the last year since launching Dads in the Making, he has focused on growing community and friendships with men while building on foundational core values from the Bible. Men who join a group will be strengthened and encouraged with the knowledge of God's good plan for them, their marriage, and their family.