Lead Pastor email@example.com | 303-499-4567 x1
Pastor Chad Kohlmeyer served as pastor for Children, Youth and Household ministry at Atonement from 2008-2016. He moved into the role of Lead Pastor in April, 2016. He received degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. After spending two years on music ministry teams that took him to East Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Hong Kong, he entered Luther Seminary. Following, he served a call in two congregations in Northwest Wisconsin for three years before receiving a call to Atonement, beginning in September of 2008.
Pastor Chad, his wife Pastor Aly (also a pastor in the ELCA), and sons Holden, Eaven & Sullivan love a life immersed in ministry and the church and enjoy spending time re-creating in the Colorado wilderness. Pastor Chad spends “free time” memory-making with family and friends, skiing, biking, and watching kids sports.
Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-499-4567 ext.
Stephani Shumaker is the Associate Pastor at Atonement starting May 2022. She is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Before Atonement, Pastor Stephani worked as a pediatric chaplain resident at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Stephani is a native of San Antonio and has a BS in Public Health from Schreiner University. In 2019 Stephani was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the United States Air Force as a Chaplain Candidate. In her ministry, she is passionate about fostering meaningful experiences for people of all generations in worship, service, action, and community.
Pastor Stephani is mom to a 2-year-old dog Pico De Gallo and enjoys spending time outside, exercising, riding horses, baking, and knitting.
Cantor and Director of Music/Office Administrator email@example.com | 303-499-4567 x104
Paula serves as the Cantor and Director of Music. She also serves as our Office Administrator. Paula’s degree is in music education and she retired from a career as a high school choral director. Church music ministry has always been a calling in her life and after more than 35 years of working with church musicians, she feels blessed to be a part of that ministry at Atonement.
Paula is married to Matt Nichols and is the proud mother of three young adults, mother-in-law of their spouses, and grandmother of their children. She enjoys watching all kinds of sports, substitute teaching for the Boulder Valley Schools, and traveling all over the country to visit her family.
Associate Director of Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Joy LeCroy (originally Bloom) is a Colorado native born and raised in Golden with her appreciative inquiry consultant mother, Amanda, and Unitarian Universalist minister/counselor father, Barry. She has played the piano since she was 5 years old, attending Denver School of the Arts as a piano major in high school, and later graduating with a degree in piano performance/choral education and a minor in English literature from CU Boulder.
Hannah has been blessed to do many amazing musical things in her life, including singing mass at the Vatican, singing in Carnegie Hall under Andrea Ramsey, and being one of four soloists to perform with Big Wild to a sold out crowd at Red Rocks. She was just married to Tyler LeCroy this past July and they are both so blessed to be a part of the Atonement congregation and praise God through song and community.
Faith Formation Coordinator for Children and Families email@example.com
Deaconess Ann Maki serves as Deacon for Faith Formation Coordinator for Children and Families. After completing her bachelor’s in music education, she went on to become a consecrated Deaconess in the Lutheran Diaconal Association and a Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She has served in several other congregations in the area over the past decade. At this time, she feels God is calling her to serve families and their younger children and is grateful to serve this community of faith.
Deaconess Ann and her husband have two young children and enjoy tea at the Dushanbe Boulder Teahouse and time in the mountains. They also love visiting with family, those near and those in Ohio (where Ann and her husband are originally from).
Seminary Vicar/Intern firstname.lastname@example.org
Clair is a lifelong learner and experienced non-profit professional. With a psychology, criminal justice, and clinical counseling background, Clair works at intersections of faith, non-profit development, social justice, and mental health. Clair’s work as the Founder & Principal consultant at Sandra Grace LLC affords her the opportunity to engage with people and communities around the country, fueling her desire to be the change she wants to see in the world. In the past three years, Clair has served and supported two ELCA congregations in various capacities (St. Philip’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baltimore, MD, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in New Orleans, LA) and she enjoys putting her faith into action. Clair is a second-year Divinity student at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) and is also enrolled in Naropa University’s Contemplative Chaplaincy program.
Clair is a native of The Bahamas and relocated to Boulder, CO, in 2021 from New Orleans, LA, with her two daughters who are 14 and 6. Clair and her girls enjoy movie nights, ice-cream dates, and pajama Saturdays.
Communications & Publications Coordinator email@example.com
Lori has owned an administrative services/medical transcription business for the past 23 years. During this time, she also worked for various churches in many different capacities from Children’s Ministry to Office Administration. She has always felt a strong calling to work for the church and with a recent degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, and Creative Writing is looking forward to putting those skills to use at Atonement.
In 2017, Lori and her husband, Ron, became Coloradans after living in Indiana their whole life. They enjoy the beauty of Colorado and do not miss Midwest humidity. Their son, Ryan, and daughter-in-law, Rachel, live in Tennessee, and their daughter, Tara, and daughter-in-law, Sam, live in Virginia. In her spare time, Lori enjoys traveling, hiking, painting, writing, and yoga (one might call her a yoga enthusiast). She writes a weekly devotional, has written a children’s book of poems, and is currently working on her first novel.
Javier Gallegos has served as Facility Custodian since April, 2004. Born in Mexico, he later came to the United States as a toddler and was raised in the Vail Valley. After becoming a U.S. Naturalized Citizen he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received degrees in Kinesiology and Network Administration. Javier was baptized Roman Catholic but his family was non-practicing. He was later confirmed at age 24 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Boulder, CO and is now a catholic parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish in Longmont, CO.
Javier enjoys spending time with his vast family members, both in Colorado and the Southwest. He enjoys outdoor recreation, particularly hiking in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. He enjoys sports, drawing, and photography, as well as socializing with friends and visiting area breweries for good craft beer.
Jody enjoys doing our accounting, financial reporting and recordkeeping, and joining in on other data and financial projects when helpful. In her personal time she loves to play with kids, read, hike, bike, play piano, make cards, paint and do artistic things!
Multi-Media Tech Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam has dedicated most of his adult life to music and audio engineering. He studied at Ithaca College before taking time off to tour with his band at the time. He was head Sound Engineer at Syntax, a music venue in Denver for six years, but decided that the night life surrounding the music scene was not a great fit for his values.
In his free time, he studies Christianity and the rich history of Mystics, as well as makes a lot of art in various mediums. He is pleased to work in a wonderful church environment and hopes to contribute all he can to Atonement Lutheran.
Atonement Lutheran is a vibrant faith community of all ages and walks of life. Come join us in worship, outreach, education, and faith development.
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Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway
Boulder, CO 80303