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Pastor

Ruth Ann Loughry

“Together we walk into the future with a bold confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Ruth Ann Loughry was born in Cheyenne, WY, and baptized into the United Methodist denomination. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, majoring in Music Education with a minor in English Education. Ruth Ann taught elementary school music for five years in Littleton, CO. Her seminary studies took place at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Ordained in 2001, she has served as an Associate Pastor jointly at Lutheran Memorial in Pierre, SD, and Grace Lutheran in Hayes, SD, and Bethany Lutheran in Cherry Hills Village, CO. She delights in being present to and with God’s people at ordinary and significant milestones in life. Pastor Ruth Ann loves to be outside, walking, biking and looking for birds.


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Administrative Assistant

Kathy Gustad

“My favorite past-time is playing with the band.”

Kathy grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated with a BA in history from Colorado State University. She is married to Kirk and has two awesome sons. Her favorite past-time is playing clarinet and sax with community musical groups, or wherever she can get a gig! You can contact Kathy at office@aplace2grow.org


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Faith Formation Cross+Generational Minister

Joe Jedrzejewski

“Hello, my name is Joseph Jedrzejewski, and I am honored to call myself your new Faith Formation/Cross+Generational Minister! “

I am extremely excited to be here, and I look forward to all the things we will get to do together in the future with youth ministry! Other than church and school, I love to do a lot of other things with my time. I am currently training for a half marathon and attempting to hike all the fourteeners in Colorado. I love to play video games, watch TV and movies, play sports, and read many types of books! I am also a huge fan of the Colorado Rockies! You can email me at Joe@aplace2grow.org

Music Staff

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Band Director

Mark Manges

“Tchaikovsky would often hold his chin while conducting after once imagining his head falling off.”

Mark holds a master’s degree in music performance from Colorado State University and has taught private lessons in the Fort Collins area since before the turn of the century. Mark also has a BA in Music from the University of Northern Colorado. A product of the Poudre School District (including Lincoln Junior High and Poudre High School), Mark has been a freelance musician in the northern Colorado area for many years, is a member of many performing groups, and is a private trumpet and jazz instructor.


stephanie-beyers

Choir Director

Stephanie Beyers

“Retirement gives new meaning to vacation.”

Stephanie has a BS in Education with a minor in Vocal Music from the University of Nebraska. She enjoys helping students at her old school, playing the piano, and riding the tandem with Bill. They have two boys, Will and Alex, who were baptized and confirmed at King of Glory.


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Organist/Pianist

Kathy Pensack-Rinehart

“I enjoy choosing and playing music that fits the season and the mood of the service. I have been an accompanist at King of Glory for 20 years because making music gives me joy!”

Kathy grew up in New Jersey. She was 16 years old when she started her first church accompanist position to spread the musical joy of Christian worship. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Stockton State College (NJ), and her Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Berkeley, CA). Kathy and her husband, Zan, have been married for 38 years and have lived in Loveland for 30. They raised their four children in Loveland. Their children and grandchildren have scattered around the globe, giving them great reasons to travel. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, yoga, taking pictures, and being outdoors.

Other Staff

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Nursery Attendant

Megan McClain

“I enjoy learning and growing with the Nursery kids.”

Megan is currently pursuing her BA in Construction Management at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She has lived in Colorado all of her life and grew up in the Littleton area. She enjoys crafting, especially with the nursery kids. She also enjoys cooking comfort foods (but no baking). If you want your children to experience a loving and fun church nursery, you should bring them to King of Glory to spend some time with Megan.


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Custodian

Darrell Phelps

“I love to tee it up and let it fly!”

Darrell is our custodian at King of Glory. He does a lot of different things and can be found working away on building upkeep, repair, and cleaning at all hours. Golf is his hobby but serving is his passion. He also enjoys a day by the water with his grandkids in tow. He loves watching sunsets along the ocean and a great cup of coffee.