Left Hand Community Church
Left Hand Community Church

A new progressive Christian church in Longmont, Colorado.

Left Hand Community Church

Staff

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Rev. Dr. Paula Stone Williams

Pastor of Preaching and Worship Ministries

For 35 years Rev. Dr. Paula Williams was the CEO of the Orchard Group, a large ministry starting new churches throughout the United States. Paula also served as a megachurch preaching pastor, a magazine editor, and a seminary instructor. Paula left all of those positions in 2013. Since then she has worked as a church consultant and pastoral counselor with RLT Pathways, Inc., and will serve as one of the preaching pastors at the new church. Paula also travels extensively speaking on LGBTQ issues.

Paula has three children and five granddaughters. She lives in Lyons, Colorado, where she enjoys mountain biking, road biking, hiking and running. You can follow Paula's blog at paulastonewilliams.com. Feel free to email her at paula@rltpathways.com.

Jennifer Jepsen

Pastor of Reconciling Ministries

Beyond the work of homemaker, Jen now finds herself in the official position of “pastor”. Jen takes seriously the call of Micah 6:8: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Jen lives in Longmont, Colorado and carries a deep love for the community of Boulder County where she has lived for 22 years. After achieving a Masters in Nutrition from Colorado State University, Jen began birthing babies and chose to stay home. Her involvement in church never waned, until she quit, exhausted and conflicted by the rhetoric and exclusion of certain groups. As a recovered evangelical, she is seeking the myriad of ways in which she can bring love and light to the lives of the marginalized, beginning with her own community. Jen sees that her work and greatest joy, beyond keeping her children alive, is to continue the work of discovery and compassion, while assisting others in their own process as we do our best to follow Jesus.

Jen is married to Eric and they have three teenagers. When she’s not perusing Twitter (@jentjepsen) or Facebook, you can find her writing a blog post (www.jenniferjepsen.org) or running, hiking, reading, eating, retreating to the mountains, drinking strong coffee, or taking naps.

Aaron P. Bailey

Pastor of Executive Ministries

Aaron is a technology entrepreneur currently experiencing a mid-life change of career into ministry. He is eager to bring his experience of building and organizing to the church. He is also a founding member of a new national church planting network, where he hopes to help bring a more inclusive and generous expression of God to our world.

Aaron is a graduate of Hillsdale College and most recently finished his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors of YouthBiz, a Denver-based organization that equips disadvantaged youth to become entrepreneurs.

Aaron and his partner Chad, a naturopathic physician, live in Denver and enjoy traveling the world.

He can be reached at aaron@lefthandchurch.org.

Kimberly McKay

Director of Children's Ministries

Kimberly is a stay-at-home mom of two young kids. She lives in Longmont, where she enjoys biking, camping and hiking with her family. Kimberly is an occupational therapist who has worked in schools with students in special education. She has also volunteered for many years in various Sunday schools with children in the nursery through kindergarten. She is excited to be able to love on the children of Left Hand and the community and help them to know how much God loves them.

Trevar Tessman

Director of Youth Ministries

Trevar was born in Riverton, Wyoming, and raised in the Assemblies of God Church. He's proud to say that he won Bible quiz in 5th grade for knowing the oldest man in the bible, Melchizedek! He started youth ministry in high school, co-leading youth group in his home church and teaching Sunday school. After high school he was a student of South Point Masters Commission learning urban youth ministry and church leadership. After coming out and learning to love the fact that God made him gay, he went on a journey of life and faith to come back to his calling of youth ministry. Believing that the story of God is a story of progress, justice advocacy and intense focus on the ridiculous love of God that is for each and everyone of us, all the time! Today Trevar is a student at Fuller Theological Seminary working on a Urban Youth Ministry Certificate.