About Us

Whether you are new with us or have called this place home for many years, we welcome you to Lakewood United Methodist Church.

We’re a community that values honest faith, real community, and service that matters.

Honest Faith

Honest faith is about being a community that is a safe place to ask questions. Honest faith is a way of being that wrestles seriously with the harsh realities of the world and finds hope and grace in them. We are a community that believes in the sacredness of all questions and trusts that seasons of struggle and doubt lead to real transformation.

Real Community

Real community is the genuine concern we have for one another. It’s about care and compassion. Real community is pausing to listen to the aches and pains of one another. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe and are accepted. It is our sincere desire to be a community that cares.

Service that Matters

Service that matters is the steadfast commitment to make the world a better place through tangible acts of service. Whether it’s serving sandwiches at Civic Center Park, offering hospitality to our brothers and sisters from Family Promise, or giving a week of our time to serve others on mission trips - Lakewood UMC is a place where service matters.


Worship is a weekly event where we lift our hearts to God. We believe that you are what you love and through weekly worship experiences your heart is shaped by God. Worship is a transformative encounter which activates faith, hope, and love within you. Worship is the place where you learn to live with compassionate love for yourself, for others, and for the world. 

In this place, you are invited to join us through music and word as we pursue God and find ourselves pursued by God.

May you find and become the love that the world desperately needs through our weekly worship service.



Lead Pastor

About Dale

Dale is a pastor and poet from Denver, Colorado. He’d like to inspire the entire world but finds that inspiring himself and his family and friends is work enough. He writes and speaks about beauty and misery and his favorite story is the one about how love surprises us in the end. He aspires through words to invigorate the vitality of Christian faith. He previously served as the teaching pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. On his best days, he lives by Samuel Beckett’s motto, “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Dale's Website


Minister of Nurture & Care

About Lee

Lee works part-time at LUMC, assisting in worship leadership and providing emotional and spiritual support to the congregation. She holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver, and completed her theological studies at the Iliff School of Theology. She is a Provisional Member of the Order of Deacons, and has served in the areas of congregational care and counseling since 2007. Lee lives in Denver and enjoys the outdoors, laughing as much as possible, watching hockey, and so much more.


Director of Choir

About Cindy

Coming soon


Office Manager

About Gwen

Coming soon


Director of Band

About Matthew

Coming soon


Worship Arts

About Rick

To me, music is very spiritual and gives meaning to the soul. By sharing music I am making my contribution to worship. It can take the form of anything from an old favorite hymn to something new and different. Music can enhance text making the words more profound and adding another dimension to a meaningful worship experience.