Pastor Will loves gardening, running, board games, and all things pirates. He grew up in western Washington State and moved to Colorado in 2018. His love of learning leads him to an eclectic variety of subjects, including economics, social-psychology, ecology, and empowering followers of Christ. Pastor Will graduated from Luther Seminary in Minnesota with a Master of Divinity Degree. After seminary, he and his wife spent a year in South Africa, Cameroon, and western Europe studying preaching and the future of the church. He then served as a pastor in Glendive, Montana, and Broomfield, Colorado, before being called to Nativity Lutheran Church. Pastor Will is also a Transition Coach for congregations in the Rocky Mountain Synod, and a trainer for the Excellence in Leadership initiative.
Sara is a Colorado native and life-long Lutheran. She has over 15 years of experience in church administration with ELCA congregations and has also served as a church music director. Music and church are where her heart is! Her husband is a retired music educator and a church music director in the Methodist church, and they are the lucky parents of two beautiful daughters.
Bill C., Council President
I’m the lucky husband to Carolyn, the father of two fine men and one fine woman, the grandfather to six and great grandfather to two. I’m also the co-pet parent of an two-year old dog named Murphy. I grew up in Arizona and began my career at Allstate Insurance there. We moved to the Chicago area for about fifteen years to work in several leadership roles in their Headquarters. And then retirement in Denver where our son, daughter in law and two grandsons live. My faith journey began with my giving my life to Jesus at the age of eight. Both Carolyn and I have been blessed and want to give back in any way we can. I’ve served on the boards of nonprofits wherever we’ve lived and the Executive Committee or Council of our last three churches. We are so glad to have found Nativity as our church home and in a fairly short period of time have truly fallen in love with the church and congregation, at least those we’ve met. I hope to be able to help the church grow and serve our community. Thank you for this opportunity.
Debbie R., Council Vice President
Debbie is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with nearly 20 years of experience in nonprofit association and event management. Debbie has been married for more than 10 years to Sean. She is a mother of two young kids and loves to travel, cook, paint, sew, garden, bike-ride and play with her dog, Starla in her free time. Debbie and her family started attending Nativity on Christmas Eve, 2019. She is excited to help support the church on council and also supports the children’s ministry and church facility committee. She also manages our marketing.
Laural A., Secretary
I was born in Idaho during WWII. My father was in the Navy. I grew up in North Dakota and received my RN from Trinity Hospital in Minot, North Dakota. I worked in hospitals and clinics in North Dakota, Colorado, California and Texas, primarily in OB/GYN Clinics and Labor and Delivery departments. I am married to Gene A. and have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. I have been active in church and youth programs in all of our various homes.
Blaise M., Council Member At-Large
Blaise lives in Reunion with his wife Becky, three children Isaac, Eden and Trinity, and goldendoodle Nairobi. Blaise and Becky moved to Colorado in 2016 and joined Nativity Lutheran Church in 2021. They are thrilled to have found such a welcoming and enthusiastic church family and are eager to serve and grow in faith alongside the rest of the congregation. Blaise is passionate about Bible studies, small group ministry, and Christian apologetics, and he would consider it a privilege to serve on the Church Council. Originally from Iowa, Blaise is an applied research mathematician and enjoys playing piano, reading, and playing board games.
Jim V., Council Member At-Large
My wife Peggy and I have lived in Commerce City for the last 15 years, having moved from the Broomfield area. We started attending Nativity Church in 2018 and have found a wonderful and welcome presence here. I am semi-retired and currently working part time at three large legal firms in downtown Denver. I am a graduate of Regis University and retired from Century Link Communications. I hope to work with fellow members on property issues, maintaining and improving the physical facilities of Nativity Lutheran Church.
Allyson F., Council Member At-Large
My name is Allyson F. and I have agreed to serve the church council in an at-large position. I am a sophomore at Brighton High School. I am involved with the band at school and have played the flute since I was in 5th grade. I'm also involved with producing the school yearbook. My class schedule keeps me very busy. I am a Colorado native, as are my parents, and I have been coming to Nativity since I was a baby. I was baptized here and was confirmed here in 2020.