Pastors & Staff

Meet the team.

David Hermes

Lead Pastor
While still in youth group, David fell in love w/ Megan and with ministry.  Since then he's served as a custodian, administrator, lead pastor, church planter, college minister and everything in between.
They have been married for 20 years and have 4 kids.  

Andrew Jackson

Associate Pastor
I grew up a churched pastor's kid in VA. I married Sabrina (enough said), and now have 2 amazing boys. I enjoy reading books, watching sports, and small group.

Megan Hermes

Associate Pastor
I love coffee, Jesus and a good murder mystery novel ! :-D  I’m a mom is four kids/adults; Audrey (18), Abigail (15), David Jr (13), Emma (10) and a black lab/doberman/pit bull, Penny. ♡ I’ve also been married to my best friend, David for 20 years!

Ryan Malpaya

College Ministry Director
No, I'm not a college student, but I haven't left yet (...and I love it!). Avid Acoustic Guitarist. Casual Photographer. Board game connoisseur. Meet my better half, Amanda. #iloveyou

Larry Tankson

Youth Pastor, Video/Photography
Hi, I’m Larry Tankson! I’ve been in ministry for 10 years and I’m passionate about seeing students people know, trust and follow Jesus. I also love lifting heavy things!

Lindsey Motes

Kids Ministry & College Ministry
I’m a Colorado native who loves seeing people win. I’ve been married 16 years, have 3 fun-loving world changers and love seeing people grow in Jesus.

Alan Motes

Kids Ministry & College Ministry
I'm a native Texan masquerading as a Coloradan. I'm a disciple of Christ, husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 awesome kids, and passionate about people knowing Jesus.

Dan Lee

College Ministry, AVL
Undeserving husband to an amazing wife. Avid sports fan and occasional golfer. Proud coffee and Diet Coke drinker. Passionate about helping people pursue practical, purpose-driven lives.

Javed Kamruddin

College Ministry, AVL, Finance Coaching
I'm an Australian/Pakistani Brit, former EDM DJ and sports nut, who loves being outside, particularly on a bike or hike. And I'm passionate about helping college students meet Jesus and follow Him wholeheartedly.

Chris Rainwater

AIA (Athletes in Action MSU)
I love baseball, college athletics, and I am the reigning and undisputed pickleball champion at Hope Valley Church.
PD wrote my bio for me, and I might not ever see this.

Sabrina Jackson

College Minister, Communication
I love Jesus, food, and Jesus! I also enjoy reading, and I am a proud mother of two boys, three if you count my husband.

Joy Santi

Front office and Worship
Hi my name is Joy! I am passionate about worship, I love when things are organized, and enjoy being out in nature!

Ali Knapp

Front office and Worship
I'm a proud Kansas Citian, born and raised, and married to a Denverite! As you can guess, we're a fun household during football season. I love worship, food, the nations, and our husky, Casper!