Interim Pastor Julie Brooks

Julie Brooks has been a pastor for 24 years in the front range area of Colorado; serving churches in Westminster, Erie, Strasburg, and Longmont. Previously, she graduated form Lakewood High School and then received a BA in Psychology from St. Olaf College and an Mdiv from Luther Seminary, both in Minnesota. She currently serves on…

Teri Hermsmeyer, Bridge Pastor

Pastor Teri Hermsmeyer is joining the staff at Holy Shepherd as a “Bridge” Pastor with an interim call through the end of 2022. She is contracted with the church for part-time ministry and her call comes from the Rocky Mountain Synod Council. She will be carrying out the usual word and sacrament duties of a pastor, with an…

Karen Novess, Ministry Partner, HandBell Choir Director

Karen, who has been on the staff since August 2001, works closely with the pastors to provide direction and support for building the congregation as a community. Her responsibilities include supporting and nurturing the youth as they continue to grow in Christ, Wednesday Night Life mid-week Family evenings, Faith Formation (age 3 – 12th grade),…

Donna Madsen, Secretary

Donna started October 1, 2015 as part-time secretary at Holy Shepherd. She has been a member of Holy Shepherd since May 1990 and has been involved in a variety of ministries since that time. Donna, a native of North Dakota, received her Bachelors of Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She recently retired as…

Kevin Klinkerfues, Property Manager

Kevin has been a part of the Holy Shepherd community for 32 years, serving in numerous leadership positions including president, vice president, and many committee assignments.   He is an earnest musician in the praise team with contributions of voice, guitar and banjo in our blended and traditional worship services.  Professionally, Kevin works for the Colorado…

Larry Lagerberg, Custodian

Larry is a lifelong member of Holy Shepherd and is very active in the music ministry.  He grew up and still lives in the Lakewood area.  Larry attended Wheat Ridge High School and then went on to study music at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado.  After a long career in finance,…

Jordan Ortman, Organist/Accompanist

Jordan Ortman is a collaborative pianist, organist, and vocal coach based in Denver, Colorado.  He is an Affiliate Faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Denver, where he teaches Class Piano, Theory Lab, and accompanies and coaches voice and instrumental students.  As an enthusiast of both opera and musical theater he has worked offstage as…