Pastor Chris Matthis has been pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church since 2011. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry (Minor: English) from Concordia University Wisconsin and the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Pastor Chris and his wife Lisa have three children. Pastor Chris’s articles, essays, children’s messages, and sermons have appeared in several publications, including The Cresset, The Lutheran Witness, Concordia Pulpit Resources, and RELEVANTMagazine.com. He has also self-published three books. He has been a featured radio guest on St. Louis AM 850 KFUO.
Kristin Schmidt will begin serving as our Director of Christian Education (DCE) Intern in Summer 2019. Her role at Epiphany will be to serve children, youth, families, and outreach to young adults. Kristin has a professional background in elementary and pre-school education. She has a Masters of Education degree and will receive the Master of Theology degree from Concordia University, Irvine, California, in May. Pray for Kristin as she prepares to begin her ministry among us.
Donata Rolf serves as our church office administrative assistant. She comes to us 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. You may contact Donata 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, 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.