About Our Leadership

The leadership of NDC consists of three main groups: pastoral staff, associate staff, and core lay leaders (elders and stewardship team). Our pastoral staff is currently made up of two pastors who work collaboratively with our lead pastor, Norton Herbst, who directs our elders and staff team. In addition, all of our staff are bi-vocational. Each of them works part-time at New Denver Church and part-time in other nonchurch-related jobs in Denver. We believe this works better financially for the church and allows staff members to pursue vocational and missional opportunities outside the walls of the church.

Pastoral Staff

Norton Herbst
Lead Pastor

Dan Snyder
Administration and Assimilation Pastor

Stephen Redden
Discipleship and Multiplication Pastor

Associate Staff

Alyssa Smithley
Worship Director

Emily Schulz
Family and Women’s Ministries Director


Phil Schulz
Student Ministries Director

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LDP Resident

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LDP Resident


Andy Blair, Elder

Mike Steele, Elder

Bob Thompson, Elder

Andrea Oldenburg, Elder

Amanda Breault, Stewardship Team member

Beth Dwyer, Stewardship Team member

Jon Oldenburg, Stewardship Team member

Peter Pak, Stewardship Team member