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Back Row Left to Right: Tory Doerksen, Vernon Rempel, Ross Lehman
Front Row Left to Right: Linda Welty, Karen Martin, Theda Good


Contact us:
Pastor Vern Rempel: vkrempelgmail.com
Pastor Tory Doerksen: torydoerksengmail.com
Pastor Theda Good: theda.fmcdenvergmail.com
Karen Martin: fmcdenverkarenaol.com
Linda Welty: fmcdenverlindaaol.com

About us:

Vernon K. Rempel, MDiv., DMin, Senior Pastor 

Pastor Vern Rempel has served in congregational ministry since 1986. He graduated from Associate Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN with a M.Div. degree and more recently from Iliff School of Theology with a D.Min. in preaching. Vern has taught at two Mennonite colleges, written numerous articles, and is serving as adjunct faculty at Iliff and in Mennonite denominational roles. Vern's doctoral thesis "Beautiful language for preaching: A poetics of homiletics" is available through theological databases, or contact him, if interested. Vern is married to Marilyn Rempel. They have two young adult children, Jess and Diana, and live in Littleton, CO.

Tory Doerksen,  Pastor for Child and Youth Faith Formation
Tory Doerksen joined the FMC staff in June, 2010.  He started his seminary training through Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary – Great Plains and finished through George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland.  While pursuing his M. Div. Tory was a part-time youth and music minister as well as a Service Adventure Leader with his wife Crystal.  He lives in Denver with his wife and young children Rian and Quinn.  

Theda Good, Pastor of Nurture and Fellowship
Theda Good joined the pastoral team in August 2012. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, VA with an M. Div and concentration in Spiritual Formation/Direction. Theda has previous experience as a spiritual director and pastoral care provider, along with serving on various church committees . Originally from Pennsylvania, Theda loves to explore the outdoor recreation of Colorado. Residing in Denver she enjoys spending time with friends in the mountains or on the many bike paths in the Denver area.

Karen Martin, Congregational Administrator
Karen Martin has served as Congregational Administrator since 1996. She has attended First Mennonite Church most of her life and is part of a three-generation family in the church. She has two young adult children.  Karen is a member of the Mile High Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administrators.

Linda Welty, Administrative Assistant
Linda joined the FMC staff in December 2009. Linda has experience in a variety of non-profit office settings, including 10 years as manager of an independent living retirement community.  Linda and her husband, Merritt, have two sons, one in Denver, and one in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two children.

Ross and Allison Boehm Lehman, Caretakers
Ross and Allison joined the staff in May, 2010.

Emily Martin , Music Director
Romaine Anderson
, Accompanist