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

  • 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

  • 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 18 years and have four adorable children; Parker 15, Quinn 12, Campbell 10, and Sawyer 6.  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

  • Molly Wessler

    Finance Manager

    Molly is an amazing addition to our team here at Summit.  She is a women of many talents including singing, playing violin and finance.   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, a native of Japan, came to the U.S. when she was 27. She has earned bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been teaching piano, voice, instruments other than piano (trombone, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, etc.), music theory, ear training to students of all ages in all levels for 19 years. She has also accompanied school choir, church choir, community choir, instrumentalists and vocalists. She is a nationally certified teacher of music (NCTM).

  • 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.