Epiphany Lutheran Church of Castle Rock


550 E. Wolfensberger Road
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Weekly Worship Services

Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 11:00 am
Matthis family photo

Pastor Chris Matthis

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Chris Matthis has been our shepherd since 2011. Pastor Chris is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin (B.A.) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div.). He and his wife Lisa have three children. His interests include strategy board games, building LEGO, playing guitar, and exploring the National Parks. Pastor Chris’s articles, essays, and sermons have appeared in several print and online publications, and he has been a frequent guest on KFUO (St. Louis radio station). You may listen to his sermons in our sermon archive.

Pastor Michael Huntley

Assistant Pastor
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Pastor Mike is our Assistant Pastor of Missional Living. He joined our staff in July 2023 after completing the LCMS colloquy process. Pastor Mike serves as  Supervisory Patent Examiner in artificial intelligence at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Previously, he served as a pastor in Illinois, Tennessee, and Alabama. Pastor Mike has degrees in electrical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Florida State University. He received the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC, and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is married to Kim and has two adult children, Adam and Rachel. Pastor Mike’s interests include computers and electronics, computer programming, enjoying the mountains, and recovery work at the Douglas County jail.

Donata Rolf

Administrative Assistant
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Donata Rolf is Epiphany’s remote Administrative Assistant. After working in the office for nearly 8 years, she returned to our staff Summer ’23. She has a degree in Wildlife Management, which is a necessary skill to work with all our church’s staff.

Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis

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Laurie Lewis is our new Receptionist. We welcome her to our team!

Debbie Stewart

Accounting Specialist
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Debbie Stewart is our accounting specialist and long-time church member. She oversees our church’s payroll, bookkeeping, accounts payable, and benefits plan.

Cindi Ellison

Children's Choir Director
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Cindi Ellison serves as the Children’s Choir Director and the Adult Choir Accompanist. A South Dakota native. she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in vocal and instrumental music and a Master of Music degree in music education from the University of South Dakota. She has taught elementary and middle school band and chorus in South Dakota and Minnesota, as well as serving as a private piano and adjunct college instructor and director/manager of a community girls’ chorus. Church music has been her love from an early age, with participation and direction of a variety of pre-school through adult age instrumental and vocal ensembles. Cindi also loves to cook, especially Scandinavian goodies, and spending time with four daughters and their families.

Dave Ellison

Adult Choir Director
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Dave Ellison serves as the Adult Choir Director, Worship Accompanist, and Accompanist for the Children’s Choir. Dave is originally from South Dakota and spent the last 18 years in Minnesota before moving to Colorado. Dave holds degrees in music from Texas Lutheran University (Bachelor of Music Education), the University of South Dakota (Master of Music), and the Institute for Worship Studies (Doctor of Worship Studies). He has taught music at all levels from Kindergarten through University. The last 37 years he served as a full time Director of Worship and Music in three different congregations. Dave enjoys cooking and spending time with family. His adult daughters and grandchildren live in the Denver area.