Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

Pastors

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Melissa St. Clair has served our congregation since January 2013.  She delights in the bike lanes, running paths, hiking trails, and the open-minded people in Fort Collins and at Heart of the Rockies Christian Church. Melissa was ordained in 2008 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in south central Pennsylvania, where her extended family still resides. She was granted ordained ministerial partner standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in October 2008. Her Master of Divinity is from Eden Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO).

Melissa serves as Moderator-Elect for the Central Rocky Mountain Region and on the Advisory Committee for the Center for Faith and Giving. She is an alumna of the Bethany Fellows and a graduate of Leadership Northern Colorado.

When they’re not camping in the mountains, Melissa and her husband, Ben, reside in the home of their two cats and two rescue pups.

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Lyvers has served our congregation since June 2018. He is originally from Bardstown, Kentucky and brings with him a passionate love for Kentucky basketball. He graduated in 2015 from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, graduated with his Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN in the summer of 2018, and was ordained in May 2018.

This is Daniel’s first full-time call, but he brings significant experience in congregational and youth ministry and he LOVES church camp. He served with First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Bowling Green, KY before moving to Fort Collins, worked with the Disciples of Christ Refugee and Immigrant Ministries, spent many summers as a counselor and director at Camp Wa’Kon’DaHo in Yosemite, KY, worked as the summer camp staff director at the national camp and conference center for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christmount, and served as an intern for the Disciples Peace Fellowship where he traveled to Disciples camps across the country to lead workshops with high school students on issues of peace and justice.

Daniel loves playing his banjo, listening to the Avett Brothers, and being outside, preferably in a rocking chair.