Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

Office/Program Staff


Ruth Meyers, Director of Music, is a multi-talented musician who leads the praise band, directs the choir, arranges for special music, and accompanies the traditional service. Her roles outside Heart of the Rockies include music therapist and piano teacher. Ruth enjoys spending time in the mountains, rockhounding, and creating jewelry. Learn more about our choir and praise band here.


Erin Tyler, Minister of Children & Community, has served as the Children’s Minister since 2011, facilitating our children’s educational program, Worship & Wonder, as well as overseeing the Prayground and the nursery. Erin has a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology. She was ordained into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination in July 2022. 

When Erin is not at Heart of the Rockies, she serves as the Lead Police Chaplain for the Fort Collins Police and is a co-leader of Community Chaplaincy of Larimer County, a group of chaplains who are trained to respond in disasters. In her free time, you can find her on her farm either hanging with the chickens, walking the labyrinth on her property, or reading a good book. 

Sarah Ballard-Ramirez, Executive Assistant, joined HRCC in April 2018. She has been assisting people since she was a child, helping her father on the farm. Sarah received her associate degree from Red Rocks Community College. Her attention to detail and organization helps to keep the office running smoothly throughout the week. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and four dogs, being outdoors, and volunteering at various local organizations.