Our Music Team
Mike Boeke, Carl Walker, Ruth Walker
The congregation is gifted with a talented worship leadership team. Guitarists, pianists, percussionists and singers all participate - and the team always welcomes 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 if you would like to get involved with the Music Team. His cell number is : 970-376-0608
Pastor Carl Walker received his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 1970 and 71. He received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Seminex in St. Louis in 1982. After serving congregations in Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, CO he was called to be the Lutheran pastor at the Vail and Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapels. After 15 years of service there he retired and now lives in Gypsum, CO with his wife Ruth, where he enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing and skiing. Sharing these activities with grandchildren is a special delight as is playing the bass guitar on Sunday mornings when he is not preaching.
Reverend William A Fisher has been ordained 19 years. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology from Brown University in 1994 and his M.Div. from General Theological Seminary in 2004. He has served several congregations across the Diocese of New York, San Diego, Colorado, and Connecticut.
A former competitive rower, Father Will enjoys competing in triathlon, ultrarunning, and ski mountaineering races. He also enjoys cooking, hiking, travel, food, and mountain climbing. He has summited all of Colorado’s 14ers, finished 6 Ironmans and 11 100 mile trail races.
His family includes his wife Leana, an attorney, and a daughter Charlotte, a student at Tulane University, as well as Bailee and Schultzy, two miniature schnauzers.
Our Church Administrator
Tracy Stramski, Church Administrator and Bookkeeper
Tracy has lived in Gypsum for over 25 years; she brought up two sons and a daughter in the Eagle County schools. She loves the community and has always been proud of the town.
She was invited by a friend to attend a worship service at First Lutheran Church in 1993, and has been a member ever since. She was brought up as a Lutheran in Advent Lutheran Church, Westminster, CO. She feels very blessed with the wonderful church family, and she looks forward to seeing growth in faith as well as in numbers.