Larry Linsenmaier, Lead Pastor


 
God’s love called me to Grace allowing me the honor to serve as our Lead Pastor. I am responsible for giving direction in creating, casting, and maintaining our core ideology and making sure that all of our ministries are aligned with that ideology. I am also responsible for weekend preaching and giving leadership and supervision to the staff. I am passionate about people and the favorite part of my call is to be able to share the Greatest News ever given with other people and then see the love of Christ change them. When I’m not working I love
hanging out with my kids, grandkids, and doing whatever I can to be around my hero, my wife Elma. We love movies, vacations, food, and friends.

Stephanie Vickers, Office Administrator

At the early age of 5 years old my mom enrolled me in dance classes and I developed a love for ballet, tap, and jazz. I also had a friend who was persistent in bringing me to church, but I never understood the need for Jesus until I had children. At that time, I knew there was something missing and began my search for answers. Today Jesus is my Savior, my life, and my salvation. In addition to my administrative duties at Grace, I teach dance to people of all ages at my studio “Step In Style.” I am able to see God's blessings every day with, and through, my 3 wonderful adult children and my amazing husband.

Kelly Gibson, Director of Children’s Ministries

Have you ever seen the hand of God move so dramatically that it truly leaves you amazed? It was a God thing four years ago when Michael and I and our four children were called to Grace Covenant. This happened as a direct result from the prayers of the faithful people of Grace, to minister through a Kids Club called AWANA. I grew up in the AWANA program and have been playing with and ministering to kids and teens for over 20 years now. I don‚t think that there is a greater pleasure in this life than to see people, tall ones and small ones give their lives to Jesus and then use their gifts & talents in Ministry & Service. It is an honor to serve you and your family as your children’s director and I would Love, Love, Love to meet you. So come on by.

Linda J. Schupp, Ph.D. B.C.E.T.S. - Counseling Ministry

I began life as an “accident”, so the first 10 months of life remains a mystery to me. However, in God’s eyes there are no accidents and I was adopted, while still a baby, by a loving Christian couple where I accepted Jesus as my Savior at an early age. As a teen, I had a passion for winning souls which ultimately led me to a Bible College, then into missionary work with Native Americans. Later in life, the Lord led me into the secular environment, where I worked as a writer/editor, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, career counselor, psychotherapist, and professional seminar speaker. For the last ten years, I’ve traveled the United States training health care professionals, pastors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, hospice counselors, Christian counselors, Police force employees, and other occupations who work with populations that experience trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and grief/ depression. I am thrilled to now be a part of Grace and offer counseling services and seminars. I look forward to assisting you with any life problems you may be experiencing. Please feel free to contact me with any painful burdens, and with the Lord’s guidance, we will work through them together.

Doris Kelley, Business Manager

I joined the staff at Grace Covenant in 2006 as the part-time bookkeeper/accountant. My background is in accounting and I have held positions in auto dealerships, schools, and non-profit organizations. I was blessed to take a sabbatical from full-time accounting to become a care-giver to my lovely Grandmother. When she passed away in May of 2013, I had somewhat lost my footing and purpose. But it wasn’t to be for very long. The position of Business Manager opened up here at Grace providing me with more hours and greater challenges. I am back in the environment that I enjoy. God’s timing is always just right! I am married to my husband of 35 years, Rob. I have 3 grown children all married to wonderful spouses, and 7 grandchildren.

Don Vickers, Worship Leader

Don Vickers trusted Jesus as his Savior and Lord in 8th grade. During his younger years, he took music lessons on piano, drums, and bass guitar. He also sang in the choirs at school and church. In 10th grade, Don took a college level course in music theory at Wheat Ridge High School, which prepared him for his future. He also studied Marx and Lennon…(Groucho Marx and John Lennon). Don disliked the modern classical music being promoted at universities, so he pursued a business degree at Colorado State University. During college, he picked up guitar and began leading worship and drumming for churches and Christian gatherings.
Don joined Grace in 2005, working in youth ministry and creating an outreach called Friday Night FriendZ (now led by Nathan Burdick). In 2007, he began leading two Sunday worship services at Grace. The first service consists of traditional hymns and older choruses, and the second service contemporary and trending worship songs. Don views himself as a “Musicianary”. In addition to working at Grace, he sings at daycare centers for children, senior care centers, and other area churches. Several music videos of his original songs can be viewed on YouTube. As a hobby, Don has done extensive studies on the Shroud of Turin and does educational presentations for schools, churches and gatherings. Although fascinated with the Shroud and Biblical archeology, he reminds people that our walk with God is about a daily personal relationship with Jesus, and not being a curator at a museum.

Nathan Burdick, Youth Minister/Missions Outreach Coordinator

The most important thing you need to know about me is that Jesus has utterly transformed my life. I chose to ask Jesus to save me at a young age, in Kindergarten. However, this was only the first step in my relationship with God. Over the years Jesus has called me closer and closer to Himself. As a junior in high school I discovered that Jesus cares to be part of my day to day life. In this time, my dad was miraculously healed from cancer and I experienced God, not as far off, but as near. In my sophomore year of college, Jesus taught me about intimacy with Him and my life has never been the same. I learned that my relationship with Jesus is a two-way street and that God is utterly satisfying. During this time God gave me a call out of Romans 10:14-18 to carry the Gospel and to encourage and equip others to do the same. To be both a sender of those who preach the Gospel and to be sent. Here at Grace, I lead youth and young adults’ groups as well as organize missions’ opportunities. I am also an Independent Itinerant Missionary; I travel 3 times a year internationally and 3-5 times a year domestically to preach the Gospel and equip others to do the same.

Helpful web links

MidWest Covenant
The Regional Evangelical Covenant site

Evangelical Covenant Churches
The home page for the denomination of Evangelical Covenant Churches. www.covchurch.org

Covenant Heights Camp and Retreat Center
A beautiful mountain setting near Estes Park is open year-round for children, youth and adult activities including annual retreats and camps. Get away from the city and enjoy this beautiful setting!

Awana
The nations leading program in changing kids lives and reaching children and youth for Christ. Awana blends Bible teaching, scripture memorization and tons of fun.

Jeffco Action Center
The Jeffco Action Center provides services to people in Jefferson County in danger of becoming homeless, or attempting to move out of homelessness.

Compassion International
Share your love, prayers and support with a boy or girl who lives in poverty. Children are waiting now. Learn more about sponsoring a child in need!

Living Free Healing Ministries
Come to hear and receive the TRUTH of Jesus Christ as your Healer and Life-Giver, to know His incredible love and experience His healing power for your life!

Whiz Kids Tutoring
Whiz Kids Tutoring mission is to help improve study skills for neighborhood elementary and middle school students through academic tutoring, positive mentoring relationships and spiritual nurture. Whiz Kids pairs students in one-on-one relationships with volunteers. GCC volunteers currently serve the students of Glennon Heights Elementary. Please contact the church office for further information.

BibleGateway.com - an on-line Bible
Awesome On-Line bible, with a variety of translations and helps.

Jesus of Nazareth Compassion Ministries
Mission is to Grace the Body of Christ with Opportunities to Evangelize the Hurting via Compassion Ministries and to love them into the church. GCC has two people who are active board members of this ministry. In addition, the JON ministry is financially supported by GCC through our missions budget. Check out their Facebook page.

Romans 10 Project
Romans 10 Project exists to see the message of Jesus advance to those who have never heard, so that they may call on the name of Jesus and be saved. Romans 10 does this by being both an organization that is sent and an organization that sends.

Grace and Life Church
Grace and Life Church is a church located in Denver. It serves the Westwood community, one of the poorest communities in all of Colorado. It desires to see a renaissance in the city; people gaining new life through Jesus.

World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

WyattMuseum.com - a biblical archaeology site
This site contains fascinating photos of the real Mt. Sinai, Noah's Ark, the ruins of the chariots under the Red Sea, and other biblical archeology finds.

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Volunteer Opportunities at GCC as of 9.18.16
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GCC Small Group Offerings
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Facilty Use Policies/Regs (Part 1)
Facility Use policies and regulations.

Facility Use Spreadsheet (Part 2)
Event Spreadsheet
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