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.


  • Ronda Palazzari

    Director of Operations

    Ronda's diverse professional experience, ranging from education to mixed media artist & author, office management to marketing/communications, brings a unique set of skills to her position. 303-452-0448

  • Katie Runkel

    Director of Music

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

  • Alexi Palazzari

    Director of Christian Education, Intern

    Alexi Palazzari is a Youth Worker at Summit of Peace. Currently obtaining her Masters in Theology to be a Director of Christian Education, Alexi works with the various child and youth ministries including Confirmation, Junior Youth, Senior Youth, Sunday School, and more! Her passion is organization and execution of events. She’s served on two mission trips to Cambodia and loves developing mentor relationships with the youth. 303-452-0448

  • Kim Wheeler


    Kim, a DCE (Concordia University St. Paul) Deaconess (Ft. Wayne Seminary) and synodically endorsed Health Care Chaplain, is a native of Chicago, who loves living in Colorado and enjoying its mountains.  Her passion for the gospel, and background in both business and ministry, bring a variety of skills and experiences to her service in the various ministries of 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.