Summit of Peace Pastor & Staff

The staff and leadership team here at Summit of Peace is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at

  • Pastor Jeremy Jacoby

    senior Pastor

    Pastor Jeremy Jacoby, a Colorado native, is a graduate of Denver Lutheran High School (’89), Concordia University Irvine (’93) and St. Louis Seminary (’97). He has been at Summit of Peace since 2009 and was called to serve as Senior Pastor in 2011. He is a father of two beautiful teens and husband to Julie.  He's an avid Broncos fan, runner, and Lifetime Lutheran (He was even born at Lutheran Hospital!). 303-452-0448

  • Pastor PJ Stohlmann

    Pastoral Assistant

    Pastor Stohlman is a Minnesota native but has always had a soft spot for Colorado. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminatry and his first call was a sole pastor of a small church in Rochester, MN.  He is currently pursuing his masters in counseling at Colorado Christian College (Lakewood) as well as helping Summit of Peace as a Pastoral Assistant. When not studying or working, you can find him and his husky, Hesed, hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains. 303-452-0448

  • Alexi Palazzari

    Director of Christian Education

    Alexi Palazzari is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine with a Masters in Theology. She was called to serve at Summit of Peace as Director of Christian Education in 2019 with the various child and youth ministries including Confirmation, Junior Youth, Senior Youth, Sunday School, and more. Her passion is working with youth, and the organization and execution of events. She’s served on two mission trips to Cambodia and loves spending time with her three nephews, niece, and perfect dog, Willow. 303-452-0448

  • sarah RIppke

    Director of Operations

    Sarah has been an active member of Summit of Peace most of her life.  She was confirmed, married and all of her children have been baptized at Summit.  Sarah is dedicated to her family. Brad and her have been married for 16 years and have four adorable children; Parker 13, Quinn 10, Campbell 8, and Sawyer 4.  She keeps busy with their sports, school and everything in between.  In her free time she enjoys running, scrapbooking, baking, exercising, sports, and hiking.   303-452-0448

  • Katie Runkel

    Director of Music

    Katie loves every style of music from opera to praise team worship. Her musical education (Masters in Performance) and experience singing in different formats helps her lead the music ministry at Summit of Peace.   303-452- 0448

  • Lori Anderson

    Finance Manager

    Lori has been Treasurer of Summit of Peace for many years so it was a natural leap to Finance Manager. Her generosity & skills help keep SOP on track towards their goals to proclaim Christ's love and saving grace in our community and around the world. 303-452-0448.

  • harumi shiraishi


    Harumi, native of Japan, came to the U.S. when she was 27. She received the Bachelors degree in piano performance with honor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been teaching piano for 17 years, and accompanying church choirs, school choirs, and children’s choir, and instrumentalists for 9 years. She is a nationally certified teacher of music (NCTM).

  • Adam Blum

    facility Manager

    Having been an executive in the Oil Industry, Summit of Peace is blessed to have Adam serving in "retirement" as our Facility Manager. He ensures our building is well cared for so we can continue spreading the Love of Christ and continuing his great commission to go make disciples.