Denver Community Church started when a group of people felt led to move to Denver to start a church that would be so involved in the community that the only appropriate name would be Denver Community Church. DCC first gathered together in the spring of 2001. The theme of DCC has always been to explore and participate in the life of Jesus, so that we can be a healing presence in our world.

Today, by the grace of God, DCC is alive and well, which is the heart of our story. Our story is still being told, but it is not just one story; it is hundreds of stories from hundreds of people – stories of life change, healing, redemption, justice, and joy. It is the story of the Church – not brick and mortar – but people who live out the reality of God being in our midst.

As Denver Community Church, we explore and participate in the life of Jesus, so that we can be a healing presence in our world.

As Denver Community Church, we explore and participate in the life of Jesus, so that we can be a healing presence in our world.

OUR IDENTITY //

As Denver Community Church, we are a courageous community of lifelong learners rooted in God’s love for us, and we find joy in discovering the depths of God’s heart alongside others. As participants in the expansive story of Jesus, we are transformed through the practice of compassion and generosity. We do this with whoever will come, growing alongside one another and helping each other along life’s journey. 

CURIOSITY //

We have a relentless desire to understand, first and foremost, the complexity within all conversations and issues. To practice the art of asking good questions, and seek what is at the root of every question asked. In doing this, we recognize there is always more to learn.

COURAGE //

We are willing to bring our full selves in the face of our fear, weakness and uncertainty. We always remember and honor how far we have come on our journey, while turning to move toward the curve of the horizon.

EMPOWERMENT //

We recognize all people and gifts are needed. We are crew not passengers. This is why we invite all people to participate with us in the work to which we have been called; equipping and mobilizing them for Kingdom work.

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STAFF & LEADERSHIP

AVERY BECKLENBERG

Gathering Coordinator

Manages all hospitality for our community

SARA BROWN

Interim Children’s Pastor

Leads volunteers, teaches our kids, and helps parents be the primary spiritual voice in the lives of their kids.

JOEL CARLMAN

Outreach Pastor & Director of Project Renew

Oversees all justice and peacemaking initiatives, including local and international partnerships.

NICK ELIO

Student Ministry & Residency Pastor

Leads Student Ministry and directs the Pastoral Residency Program.

JON GETTINGS

Executive Pastor

Oversees all Spiritual Formation (Adults, Students, Kids) and Business Operations

MICHELLE HAAN

Administrative Pastor

Manages resources for all aspects of our ministry (Facilities, IT, Communications, Operations)

MICHAEL HIDALGO

Lead Pastor

Primary teacher and works with our Elder Team discerning vision

MATT JOHNSON

Audio & Video Director

Oversees our audio and video teams.

HANNAH KELLERMAN

Worship Pastor

Leads our Worship Teams and helps curate our Sunday Gatherings

KELSEY KERNS

Administrative Assistant

Manages all things behind the scenes for DCC Kids, Adult Ministries, and beyond.

SARA METZ

Children’s Coordinator

Assists Children's Pastor with creating a space where kids can embrace curiosity and chase wonder so they will discover their identity as beloved children of God.

BRYAN SAWYER

Finance Manager

Oversees the financial systems and processes of the organization including annual budget.

HANNAH THOM

Spiritual Formation & Teaching Pastor

Oversees spiritual formation of the DCC faith community.

DEAN YASKO

Facilities Manager

Cares for our spaces by managing the cleaning, safety and maintenance of our building to meet the needs of the community.

Position Openings

We are now accepting applications for our 2024-2025 Pastoral Resident.

We are currently seeing a Children’s Pastor.

Get details here.

Email info@denverchurch.org with any questions.