Our Music Team
The congregation is gifted with a talented worship leadership team guided by Mike Boeke and Ruth and Carl Walker. Guitarists, pianists, percussionists and singers all participate and the team is forever welcoming new people who offer their musical gifts. The music enjoyed is a folk style that is an eclectic blend from different times and places...much like the church! The worship team rehearses at 8:00 am on Sundays before the church service at 9:00 am. Call Mike Boeke for more details or if you would like to get involved with the Music Team. Cell : 970-376-0608
Dr. Edward Mooney, First Lutheran Church Intern pastor
After spending three decades as an educator, first as a high school teacher and then a college professor, Doctor Ed joined First Lutheran as our intern pastor in the Fall of 2018. He is authorized for service under Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop Jim Gonia as he completes the two year TEEM ordination program through Wartburg Theological Seminary.
He holds the degree of Doctor of Education from Northeastern University in Boston, as well as a Master's degree from the University of California, Riverside, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University
Pastor Ed has been married to Caroline for 33 years (in 2019). They have five children and six grandchildren.
Our Church Administrator
Tracy Stramski, First Lutheran Church Administrator and Bookkeeper
I have lived in Gypsum for 25 years. I brought up two sons and a daughter in the Eagle County schools. I love our community and have always been proud of our town.
I was invited by a friend to attend a worship service at First Lutheran Church in 1993. I have been a member ever since. I was brought up as a Lutheran in Advent Lutheran Church, Westminster, CO.
I am very blessed with our wonderful church family. I look forward to seeing us grow in faith as well as in numbers.