BA Education/Early Childhood, M.Div
Leta has experience in teaching elementary school and preschool in public and private education settings. She served St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, OR for six years as their Education Minister--providing educational experiences for individuals and families from cradle to grave. The development of a preschool, growth and deepening of children's ministry, and a strong ministry to connecting church and home were all a part of her ministry in that setting. She has also served First Lutheran Church in Longmont, CO as their associate pastor with primary responsibilities in family and cross+generational ministry. She has consulted colleagues and educational ministry teams in developing their ministries to be outreached and household/family oriented. She serves the Rocky Mountain Synod as the coordinator for the FAITH (Faith Alive In The Home) Conference each April. Currently, she serves Our Saviour's Lutheran in Ft. Collins CO as an interim pastor and Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp as a curriculum writer. She has a husband who is a middle school science teacher and two elementary age children who keep her imagination alive!
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BS in Education/Early Childhood, M.Div.
Brigette has been teaching early childhood education in various settings across the country. She started and directed a preschool ministry for St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, OR from 2003-2008 and also served as the main director in the realm of early childhood ministry development for the congregation. While in seminary she served Lord of the Hills Lutheran in Centennial, CO as a youth minister and Bethel Lutheran Church in Aurora, CO as an intern pastor for two years. Currently, she serves as the associate pastor of youth and family ministry at Lutheran Church of the Master in Lakewood, CO.
She is a frequent speaker in the Rocky Mountain Synod, workshop leader, and consultant particular in the area of connecting and developing a preschool ministry that is faith based in addition to high academic standards in parishes. She is married to a 'computer guy' and is the mother to two teenage children who also keep her imagination (and her patience) alive!
BA Music, M.M. Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy/Theory and Composition
Gus has been working as a Director of Worship and Children’s Ministry for 7 years at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont, CO. He work with the church touches on many different aspects of faith life, from early childhood and Sunday School to working with musicians to enhance the worship experience. Over the past 7 years, Gus has been working to create ways for people to take worship with them through the week. The Sunday morning experience of church is a chance to recharge your faith for the week ahead. People should walk out of church with a song on their lips and the stories of our faith in their hearts. These ideas help to shape a Sunday School and Children’s Ministry program that is focused on hearing that telling the stories that bring our traditions and God’s love to life. Gus has recently started creating more time for parents and children to attend Faith Education together so that they can practice sharing their faith at church, and be ready to live their faith outside of church. He has a wife and two young children (and a puppy!) that keep him active in talking about faith, playing games and learning about love.
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