Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

Associate Pastor Search



After 9 months and countless conversations with over 20 candidates, our Associate Minister Search Team has unanimously (and enthusiastically!) extended an invitation to Daniel C. Lyvers to be our final candidate. He’ll join us for a weekend at Heart of the Rockies this Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29.

While the Search Team has had a chance to say its YES to God and Daniel, it is important that our congregation has the same opportunity. Plan to join us for one (or more!) of the opportunities to spend time with Daniel, as listed below.

We strongly believe that in the words of our Regional Minister, Joan Bell-Haynes, Daniel is “God’s best match” for us. Daniel is finishing up his final year of seminary at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN, and – should he be called by our congregation at our November 5 congregational meeting – will join us full-time in June 2018.

Our leaders are currently developing a plan to ensure our children and youth remain a priority in our staffing until then, and in the words of one of the parents on our Search Team, “I believe Daniel is a jewel and will be totally worth the wait. This is an investment, and it will pay dividends for us.”

Read more about his experience and qualifications here.

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Save the Date | Opportunities to Meet Daniel

Saturday, October 28
8:00 a.m. – Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Room 1)
1:30 – 3 p.m. – Meet & Greet (Room 1) – all are welcome!
4:30 p.m. – Younger at Heart (20s & 30s) Happy Hour (Otto Pint)

Sunday, October 29
8:30 a.m. – More Traditional Worship
9:50 a.m. – Coffee & Chat (Room 1) – all are welcome!
11 a.m. – More Contemporary Worship
12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch (McAlister’s) – all are welcome!
4-6 p.m. – Youth Fellowship (grades 6-12)