The Rev. Jim Gonia


Rev. Ron Beckman
Director, Next Faithful Step Campaign
Rev. Barbara Berry-Bailey
Special Assistant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Deacon Sarah Bjornebo
Director of Events
Rev. Quirino Cornejo
Minister for Multicultural Witness (shared position with the Episcopal Church in Colorado)
Jon Johnson
Finance Manager
  • Finances
  • Staff Support
Tina Kvitek
Director for Development and Lutheran Center Manager
  • Gift Planning
  • Stewardship
  • Better Together Campaign
  • Lutheran Center Manager
Rev. Kent Mueller
Assistant to the Bishop for Administration and Communication
  • Administration & Finance
  • Technology
  • Communication
  • Part Time Ministry Network
  • Outdoor Ministry
Andrew Nakatani
Communications Assistant
  • eConnection
  • Website
  • Assembly Support
Rev. Dana Peterson
Director for Evangelical Mission
  • Vital Right Shaped Ministry
  • New Congregations
  • Renewing Congregations
Deacon Margy Schmitt Ajer
Interim Director for Candidacy
  • Candidacy
  • First Call Theological Education
Yvonne Wilken
Administrative Assistant for Leadership
  • Roster Management
  • Candidacy Support
  • Transitions Support
  • Bishop and Synod Council Support

Lutheran Advocacy Ministry

Kurt Rager
Director, New Mexico
  • Advocacy Ministry in New Mexico
  • Border Servant Corps
Peter Severson
Director, Colorado
  • Advocacy Ministry in Colorado
  • Bishop's Staff Relator to Social Ministry Organizations
    • Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
    • Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center (Brush, Colo.)
    • Urban Servant Corps (Denver, Colo.)
  • Bishop's Staff Relator to Lutheran Disaster Response

Congregational Transition

Rev. Sarah Moening
Director (in collaboration with Grand Canyon Synod)
  • Transitions (Call Process, Interim Ministry)
Rachel Line
Transitions Administrator (in collaboration with Grand Canyon Synod)
Janice Ladd-Horkey
Associate for Candidate Identification
Rev. Mandy Achterberg
Transition Coach
Rev. Will Johnson
Transition Coach
Rev. Pam Stofferahn
Transition Coach
Flip Wilson
Transition Coach

Excellence in Leadership

Rev. Sarah Moening
Dana Anderson
Program Manager

3E Lilly Grant

Rev. Michael Tassler
Program Director
Deb Elstad
Associate Director, Stewardship
Julie Nelson
Associate Director, Ministerial Excellence Fund

Messiah Mountain Retreat Center

Jen Engquist & Matt Bishop
Center Site Managers

ELCA Ministry Partners

Rev. Janice Kibler
Mission Investment Fund - Regional Manager
  • ELCA investment opportunities for individuals, congregations and ministries
  • ELCA loan opportunities for congregations and ministries
Andrea Arey
Portico Benefit Services
  • Resources for events
  • Benefit information
  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Council Meetings