Staff + Leadership

A church and a people for Boulder with love.

Congregational leadership is an important area of service in the church.

Grace Commons leadership is comprised of covenant partners like you—men and women who have a heart for Jesus and a desire to see this place flourish in making disciples and sharing Jesus to Boulder and beyond. Each year, a class of elders, deacons and trustees are elected for three year terms to our leadership boards. Nominations for these positions are taking place right now. Nominate yourself, or someone you know today!

Nomination Form

Leadership Updates

Read the minutes from the most recent Session meetings, updates from pastors and our Mission Study Report.

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Mission & Strategic Priorities

In November 2021, Session approved the short and long term ministry priorities and the mission statement of Grace Commons.

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lead pastor

Anthony Ceder

Pastor (Head of Staff)

Janet Schultz

Administrative Assistant to the Pastor (Head of Staff)

administration

Larry Drees

Director of Administration and Operations

Cristina Parcells

Accounting Manager

Pam Eichelberger

Bookkeeper

Don Gallotte

Custodian

Kier Jellis

Communications Coordinator

Susan Loriho

Kitchen Manager

Richard Rapisardi

Facilities Manager

Doug Richards

Custodian

Brian Wilburn

Custodian

Children + Family ministry

Emily Crider

Pastor for Family Ministry

Alan Balfe Iturriaga

Director of Student Ministry

Patty Saltarelli

Program Specialist, Children & Family

Whitney DePalma

Childcare and Program Specialist, Children & Family

Stephanie Arveson

Ministry Support to Children & Students

Student + Family ministry

Alan Balfe Iturriaga

Director of Student Ministry

College ministry

Dave Pommer

Director of University Ministry

Adult ministry

Lindsay Waymire

Director of Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

Jeff Gagliardi

Director of Men's Ministry

Kyle Rohan

Co-director of Young Adult Ministry

Kelsey Walega

Co-director of Young Adult Ministry

Congregational Care ministry

Carl Hofmann

Senior Associate Pastor of Engagement & Congregational Care

Rich Bledsoe

Parish Associate for Congregational Care

outreach & Service ministry

Shirley Giles Davis

Catalyst for Equipping

Russ Teets

Catalyst for Local Missions

Music & Worship Ministry

Joe Cutshall

Director of Worship & Creative Arts

Jim Keller

Director of Choirs

Christine Brockett

Ministry Support to Worship & Prayer

Lois Abbuhl

Interim Organist

Kent Thompson

Trustee, Class of 2025

JP Clark

Trustee, Class of 2024

Carol Born

Trustee, Class of 2026

Steve Fries

Trustee, Class of 2026

Charlotte Bowlds

Trustee, Class of 2026

Shelly Zumsteg

Trustee, Class of 2025

Gene Koch

Trustee President, Class of 2024

elders

To discern the will of the Lord and to lead the church accordingly.

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Shirley Berg

Elder, Class of 2024

Dean Stull

Elder, Class of 2024

Kathy Baker

Elder, Class of 2025

Debbie Carosella

Elder, Class of 2025

Willie Knierim

Elder, Class of 2025

Steve Rice

Elder, Class of 2025

Lisa Schone

Elder, Class of 2026

Topher Fox

Elder, Class of 2026

Lynnie Parr

Elder, Class of 2026

Emily Crider

Pastor

Anthony Ceder

Pastor (Head of Staff)

deacons

The purpose of a Grace Commons Church Deacon is to lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation.

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Bob Harlow

Deacon Co-moderator, Class of 2025

Cindy Avenell

Deacon Co-moderator, Class of 2025

Debbi Tucker

Deacon, Class of 2024

Douglas Walter

Deacon, Class of 2024

Gay Van Dorn

Deacon, Class of 2026

Janelle Stover

Deacon, Class of 2026

Julie Callicoatt

Deacon, Class of 2026

Julie Scott

Deacon, Class of 2025

Laura Hurbace

Deacon, Class of 2026

Laurel Andrews

Deacon, Class of 2026

Lynne Harlow

Deacon, Class of 2026

Lynne Kendal-Wilson

Deacon, Class of 2025

Meridi Williams

Deacons, Class of 2025

Nanci Gagliardi

Deacon, Class of 2026

Sarah Danford

Deacon, Class of 2025

Steve Pasma

Deacon, Class of 2026

Grace Commons Foundation

Encouraging, supporting, and facilitating God’s love locally and across the world through the purposeful generosity of God’s people.

Meet the Board

We look forward to getting to know you. Let us know if there are any ways we can help.

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