Pastor Chris Matthis has been our shepherd and leader since 2011. He holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Pastor Chris and his wife have three children. His interests include hiking, camping, writing, reading fantasy and science fiction, playing strategy board games, building LEGO with his sons, and playing guitar. Pastor Chris’s articles, essays, children’s messages, and sermons have appeared in several print and online publications. You may listen to his sermons in our sermon archive.
Kristin Schmidt is our new Director of Christian Education (DCE) Intern. Her role is to work with children, youth, families, and young adults. Kristin has a professional background in elementary and pre-school education. A graduate of Biola University, she holds a Masters of Education degree and will receive the Master of Theology degree from Concordia University, Irvine, California, in May. Kristin grew up in southern California and lived the past 10 years in Georgia. She is a long-distance runner and voracious reader. Pray for Kristin as she begins her ministry among us.
Donata Rolf has served as our church office administrative assistant since 2014. She comes from St. Louis, Missouri, where she served on the staff of two other churches and parochial schools. Donata is a wife and mother of two. Requests for facility use must be submitted through Donata. You may contact her at [email protected] or 303-688-4435.
Debbie Stewart is our accounting assistant and a life-long Lutheran. She oversees our church’s payroll, bookkeeping, accounts payable, and benefits plan. She can be reached at [email protected]
Mary Wenkheimer is our new Choir Director and comes with many years of professional and volunteer experience directing church and school choirs for children and adults. She has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from St. Norbert College, DePere, WI. Mary coordinates and plays piano for the Protestant praise and worship service each week at an assisted living community in Centennial, CO. She is also a choral member and soloist with Voices West (formerly The Littleton Chorale).
Alexander Tran holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has performed with orchestras, vocalists, and instrumental ensembles.
Evelyn “Ev” Dawson is our church nursery attendant. She has nearly 30 years of childcare experience.
Doug and Bev have served for several years as our church’s custodians. They keep our building safe and clean to help create a welcoming space for worship. Doug and Bev may be reached by calling the church office: 303-688-4435.
Paul Dolan directs our church’s praise band on a volunteer basis. He also sings and plays guitar. His wife Cheryl plays bass guitar. Paul and Cheryl have played in secular and praise and worship bands for over two decades. They are a great addition to Epiphany’s music ministry and a wonderful answer to prayer.