Our Staff

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


Our Pastor

Dr. Edward Mooney, First Lutheran Church Intern Pastor

Caroline Mooney, Social Media and Sunday School

After decades as an educator, 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 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. They have five children and six grandchildren.

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.