Leadership Council

The Left Hand Church Leadership Council is a selected group of key volunteers who work alongside the Staff Team casting vision for the future of Left Hand Church and giving oversight to the budget, fundraising, and leadership work of the co-pastors.

Lonni Pearce,
Co-chair

Lonni Pearce is a proud Colorado native and is married to her wonderful partner Bryan. They have two wonderful sons who bring them great joy. As a family, they love being in the Colorado mountains and playing lots of board games.

Lonni grew up as a pastor’s daughter at a church in Englewood, Colorado, where she was raised grounded in the knowledge of God’s love for her. She found herself gradually drawn to progressive theology and was delighted when she heard about plans for Left Hand. She considers her anchors to be the ideas that we are called to love God, each other, and ourselves, and we are invited to live healthy, useful, and interesting lives.


Christy Estoll
Co-chair

Bio pending. Christy Estoll


Patty Carmichael

Bio pending. Patty Carmichael...


Miguel Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira was born and raised in Brazil and Colorado become home about two years ago. He spent his whole life in actual and pseudo conservative churches where he served mainly in the music and youth leadership areas, but the feeling of belonging and the ability to bring his authentic self to church was not always there. Things changed when he found Highlands Church, which led him to Left Hand Church. Both communities made him feel welcomed from the get go and he couldn’t help but get involved. He believes that affirming churches like Left Hand have the power to change the world and bring God’s diverse and inclusive love into reality.


Andrea Alvarado

Andrea Alvarado was born and raised in Texas and grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Andrea enjoyed being an alter server, attending youth group, going on mission trips, and being both a camper and counselor at a Christian summer camp. Andrea continued her passion for serving while at CU-Boulder by organizing local volunteer opportunities for a large student ministry. In 2016, she began her search to find a new church home that honored inclusion and diversity. She found it at Highlands Church in Denver. Andrea first heard about Left Hand while at Highlands, but soon left the state to complete her doctoral internship. After completing her doctorate degree in school psychology from UNC, she was fortunate to return to Colorado to complete her postdoc and to finally start attending Left Hand in-person.Andrea prides herself on being a learned optimist and pushing herself to grow in her knowledge and skills. She also likes to create a sense of belonging for every person. She currently works in Fort Collins at a group practice providing psychological assessments and counseling to young adults and children. She has a heart for foster children and walking with youth as they navigate adolescence. In her free time, Andrea likes to do anything that’s creative, active, outdoors, or with her senior pup, Bentley.


Brenda Carmody

Bio pending. Brenda Carmody