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

  • Mark Janzen


    Mark retired to Colorado in November 2020 from Sheboygan Falls, WI.  There he served as an Assistant Pastor, Director of Care and Mission Ministries.  Mark graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul as a DCE and from seminary in St, Louis in 1995.  He met his beautiful wife, Gayle in California at a church workers conference in the fall of 1981 and had 2 children – Isaiah and Berea. 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 19 years and have four adorable children; Parker, Quinn, Campbell, and Sawyer.  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

  • Kelli Wolfe

    Staff Administrator

    Kelli Wolfe is a volunteer turned staff admin at summit of peace. She has served as a faithful volunteer for over 5 years in the office and now oversees church event planning a various office administration duties. Kelli is also a wife; mom of 3, and a mortgage broker. In her free time she enjoys camping with her family, crafting, and cooking. Kelli is the go too for Community Outreach event planning and all office staff related duties. 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

  • Anne Kleve

    Director of Choirs

    Anne Kleve and her family joined Summit in 2016.  Originally from California, she attended the University of Colorado as a music major.  She has directed multiple Handbell Choirs since 2003.  She currently teaches clarinet and saxophone and you can find her performing with her family in the Thornton Community Band.  Anne is also in leadership positions for Area 11 – Handbell Musicians of America and Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Inc.

  • John Jacoby

    facility Manager

    John Jacoby, a Colorado native, has been married to Karrie for 51 years, he has two children,  Jeremy and Erica and four grandchildren, ages 15 thru 20. He is a graduate of North High School attended Colorado State University and the University of Colorado. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Vietnam. He retired in 2014 as a Field Manager for a Telecommunications Company serving the Corrections Industry. He keeps busy in retirement by Volunteering at the Adams County Judicial District 17 Veterans Court as a Mentor.