Main Office Phone: 303-424-4454
Early Learning Center General Info: 303-431-4494
Rev. David Ahlman, MDiv
As Senior Pastor since 1997, it is my pleasure to lead a vibrant group of believers at Peace Lutheran Church. My basic responsibilities are vision casting, leadership, administration, hospital visitation, and primary preaching pastor. I have been married to my lovely wife, Beth, since 1977. We have four grown children who are married - each couple with children of their own. In 2004, we adopted our youngest son, taking him from the hospital after his birth; he keeps us young! I love Jesus, my family, this church, and the life that God has given me! I am blessed beyond measure! And, it is a pleasure to serve!
Rev. Larry McGurer, MDiv
Pastor Larry McGurer is a husband, father, and local missionary. He and his wife, Eden, were married in 2008. They have been blessed with three children – Joy, Isaac, and Asher. Pastor Larry and his family are missionaries to the people of Arvada and the surrounding Denver area. He leads a Missional Community movement called Salt of the Earth Communities. For more information, please visit www.wearesalt.church.
Rev. Tim Lindeman, SMP
It is truly my pleasure to serve our Lord God together with the people of Peace Lutheran Church! It has been my pleasure to serve Him in numerous ways over the years. I was originally trained as a Director of Christian Education and in Elementary Education at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. Later, I earned a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. My family and I first came to Peace in 1990 when I was called to serve as Director of Christian Education and Youth. After nearly 30 years as a DCE, I was ordained in 2011 and called as Associate Pastor to serve in the area of Congregational Care. While at Concordia, I met my wife, Lisa. It has been my privilege to work beside her in ministry during our years of marriage. We've also been blessed with three children - Jenna, Christa, and David. As I mentioned earlier, I am honored and privileged to serve our Lord here at Peace! What a blessing it is to live and serve in a Christian family, reaching out to others with the love of Christ! I am excited to see where the Lord leads us and how He will bless us in the future!
Polly Wegner, DCE
Director of Discipleship
I am Polly Wegner, Director of Discipleship here at Peace. I graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul as a Director of Education. I am married to my best friend, Bill, and we have two grown children and four grandchildren. I served a wonderful congregation in Columbia Heights, MN until 1996 when I was called to Peace in Arvada. Most of my ministry years I have specialized in child and family areas. In 2009 I was challenged with a new assignment at Peace to serve adult ministries. This includes adult Bible studies Sundays and throughout the week, assisting and building adult small groups, and meeting with and helping to assimilate new members at Peace. I love organizing mission education in the congregation, service projects for young and old, and fun events big or small in the church. Getting to personally know all members of Peace is a continual joy and challenge. I would love to be of help getting everyone connected at Peace somehow, regardless of your place in life. So, give me a call or email or stop me in the hall and please introduce yourself. Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.
Director of Student Ministry
Greetings in Christ! I was born in Utah, but my family moved to the beautiful state of Colorado when I was little, and this is where I call home! I graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree in International Studies, but from there God took me to Concordia University - NE, where I attended as a graduate student in the Director of Christian Education program. It was there I met my husband, Joseph, a Montana-boy at heart. We share a love of Jesus and His call on our lives to help other people meet Him, as well as the mountains, disc golf, and Garth Brooks. We believe firmly God creates opportunities in every day to introduce people to Jesus, and our desire is to be open to those opportunities, in order that people just like you and me can find their identity in Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection bring us into an eternal relationship with God, our good Father. We look forward to meeting you!!
Director of Children's Ministry
My name is Lisa Lindeman, and I am the Director of Children’s Ministry here at Peace Lutheran Church. I‘m married to Tim Lindeman and we have 3 grown children, Jenna, Christa, and David. I was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and went on to college at Concordia, Seward where I majored in Elementary Education and Music. I also have an Early Childhood degree from UNC in Colorado. I’ve worked in the church since 1983, since 1991 here at Peace. My current job at Peace is to teach children about Jesus and to get them excited about their faith. We do this in many ways: through an active all year round Sunday School program, a Midweek program through the fall and winter months, a very exciting Vacation Bible School, as well as special activities for our 3-6th graders, not to mention our Early Childhood Center and our Parent’s Day Out programs. There is an African proverb that says that it takes a whole village to raise a child. I am very thankful that we have so many adults at Peace that support our children through their participation in all of the programs I previously mentioned. What a tremendous blessing children are and what a loving Savior we have to teach them about! Please come join us!
I’m Dawn Lubker, Ministry Coordinator at Peace. I was born and raised in West Point, Nebraska. I graduated from a specialty school where I received training in interior design. I also have 2 years of behavioral science classes from Red Rocks Community College. I moved to Denver in 1979 and married my high school sweetheart, Joel. We have been blessed with 2 children, who are now married and starting families of their own. We enjoy being able to spend time with them and watch our grandchildren grow. We also enjoy projects around the house (my husband is a ‘carpenter extraordinaire’),watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. I have been a member of Peace since 1980 and have served in a variety of volunteer positions over the years. I began as part-time staff in1994. In 2005, I moved into the full-time administrative assistant position. In 2009, I became the Ministry Coordinator assisting the pastors with scheduling and communication as well as working with the staff and leadership to help set and achieve goals in accordance with the pastor’s vision for the church. It is an exciting time to be part of the future planning process as Peace seeks to reach the community for Christ.
I, my husband Steve, and my three sons, have been blessed being members of Peace since 1994. When the opportunity came to work as the Business Manager in 2000, it was truly a blessing for me to share my talents and help fill that need. I work with staff and leadership with budget issues, bill paying, financial reporting, payroll issues, and maintaining vendor relationships concerning equipment and property issues. I enjoy regular Bible study,as well as small group studier here at Peace.
Director of Traditional Worship Music
Rachel is our Traditional Worship Music Director. She is a woman of many talents which she utilizes in service to the Lord and His people at Peace. She is a graduate of Colorado Christian University and has experience leading worship, directing our holiday orchestras, incorporating her accomplished saxophone skills into worship, teaching music, and planning our weekly 8a worship as well as our special worship experiences at Easter and Christmas. Rachel is well-versed in the traditional Lutheran liturgies and hymnal and invites you to join us in the rich, meaningful worship enjoyed by Lutherans around the world.
Director of Contemporary Music
Jon is our Contemporary Worship Music Leader. His background includes leading worship in his teen years to receiving his Bachelor's degree in Recording Arts. He is a jazz pianist and has worked with some of the top recording studios in Colorado. Combining his experience and his love for our Lord makes Jon a perfect fit for our contemporary worship. Join Jon and his team each week at 10:30am as they lead us all in worshiping our Lord and Savior!
Everett brings his creative media and visual arts expertise to our worship services and KOA radio broadcast. He works to bring excellence to our audio-visual experience as we strive to bring our best before God each week in worship. Everett produces the weekly radio broadcast, "Peace to You" on AM850 KOA at 7:30a Sunday morning. When he is not behind the studio desk, Everett enjoys spending time with his three children and collecting, restoring and playing pinball machines.
My name is Sheryl Hofmeister. I was raised in Orange, California and moved to the Arvada area in 1988. I received my degree in Business Management and worked full-time until my third child was born. I’ve been married to my husband, Joe, since 1994 and have three wonderful children: Joshua, Makenzie, and Anna. After a 9-year stretch as a stay-at-home mom, I decided to go to work part-time. Peace’s secretarial position was perfect timing in my life. I’ve been a staff member since September 2008. My ministry duties here include publishing the Peace Progress, attendance and membership records, compiling worship guides, and supporting the staff and church members with their requests. It is my absolute joy and privilege to work at Peace.
I have served as a part-time administrative assistant since the fall of 2014. I help prepare our Sunday worship services, schedule volunteers, and assist the staff and members of Peace in a variety of ways. I enjoy being a mother to 4 children (Ryan, Steven, Samantha, and Sara) and now a grandmother to their children! My husband, Larry, and I share a love of music and enjoy sharing that love with our family and friends.
Tom has been the custodian of Peace's building and grounds since 2012. Dealing with an older campus and large grounds keeps him busy during all seasons of the year. Tom is the father of 2 sons and is a jack-of-all-trades which keeps him busy in his time away from Peace.