Staff

 
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Will Forsythe

PASTOR
 

Will was born and raised in Colorado, and is now serving as the Pastor of All Souls Church of Boulder.  Will graduated from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI.  He has worked in youth ministry, missions, and church planting, but is excited to now call Boulder home. In his free time, Will can be found fishing, reading Russian literature, biking, or drinking a good IPA.  He is married to Lauren; they have been greatly blessed with their son, Liam, and daughter, Ellie.

Contact: will@allsoulsboulder.org

 
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Rachel Zylstra

Director of Children and Family Ministry
 

Rachel joined All Souls as the Director of Children and Family Ministry in 2014. She was born and raised in Michigan and after living multiple places around the country, she is happy to call Boulder home. Having worked as an elementary school teacher, personal trainer and stay-at-home mom, Rachel believes that Family Ministry is a vital part of a church community. She feels passionate that children are a key part of the church and have so much to teach us about the love of Christ. She also feels passionate that parents are supported as they strive to live out their faith in their home and in the world. In her spare time Rachel enjoys hiking, yoga, gardening, cooking and camping with her husband, Reuben, and three kids, Kaatje, Brody and Ian.

Contact: rachel@allsoulsboulder.org

 
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Adam Bailon

PASTOR
 

Adam is a pacific northwesterner at heart but has been enjoying the fruits of Colorado since 2010. He joined the All Souls staff in 2012 and became one of our pastors in 2017. He gets excited about fly fishing, skiing, a nice tequila and a quiet afternoon with a book of poetry. Adam and his wife, Emily, live in Lafayette with their two kids, Maya and Matias.

Contact: adam@allsoulsboulder.org

 
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Leah Cousin

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
 

Leah joined the staff in 2016 after being part of the community at All Souls for nearly a decade. She enjoys reigning in the vision filled minds of those around her in the office and producing action plans to achieve those visions. Leah gets excited about ultra running and finding the next race to run. She is passionate about all things vegetables: farming, cooking, and sitting around a table with friends and family to enjoy a meal. Leah lives in Boulder with her husband Kunlong and two sons, Greyson and Levi.

Contact: leah@allsoulsboulder.org


Deacons

The Deacons of All Souls work to support the needs within our church community, our city, and international missionaries. They oversee the All Souls hospitality ministry, pray for individuals, connect with visitors, help understand the needs of our city, and advocate for those in need within and outside All Souls community. If you are in need of financial support, emotional support, or just would like to get connected at All Souls, please contact our Deacons.

 
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Emily Bochenek

Emily has been a part of the All Souls community for three years and has a passion to love others as deeply and authentically as possible. She was raised in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University before moving to Estes Park, Colorado to pursue her job as a high school special education teacher and her unshakable love for adventure & the wilderness. In her spare time, Emily can be found enjoying literature that expands the mind, music that soothes the soul, coffee that warms the spirit, and mountains & national parks that free the heart.

 
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Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook was raised in the faith and has been a member of Evangelical and Episcopal churches prior to joining All Souls. He loves the reverence of the liturgy at All Souls and the church’s embracing, loving posture towards its congregation and its city. He and his wife, MK, moved from San Diego to Boulder in 2015 and began attending All Souls shortly thereafter. Nathan is an Ohio expat, an engineer, and the father of an energetic 2 year old.

 
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Travis Frazer

Travis Frazer hails from California, where he went from the desert to the mountains to the coast, before eventually moving to Boulder for grad school in physics. He followed Bianca, now his wife, to All Souls in 2016, and he loves the church's intentionality and community. He looks forward to serving here after working with InterVarsity's Graduate Christian Fellowship for four years. Travis also enjoys rock climbing and board games.

 
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Kyle Gach

Kyle Gach moved to Boulder in 2015, and began attending All Souls shortly thereafter. An engineer by background, and a designer at heart, Kyle appreciates just about anything exhibiting craft and care, including the web, a good read, films, bicycles, cocktails, and mountains. He is eager to see the church continue to grow with its community, and cherishes his wife, Katie, and daughter, Lucy.

 
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Brad Moores

Brad Moores has been living in Boulder and attending All Souls with his wife Laken since September 2015. Brad works as a researcher in the CU Boulder physics department, and in his spare time he enjoys running, traveling, and brewing beer.

 
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Sean Prag

Sean Prag was born and raised here in Colorado.  He has been part of All Soul’s for the past 5 years.  He has served in many different ways, but most recently as part of the Iglesia Belen team in Guatemala.  In his free time he loves to travel, go to a good action movie, watch his favorite sports team or hang out with friends.  You may find him at Jax Ranch and Home in Lafayette where he’ll be sure to help you find your favorite paint color.

 
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Amy Schweikert

Amy was born and raised in Colorado with a few years spent living abroad and in Boston in between. She has been at All Souls for 4 years and is passionate about working with young adults and pursuing truth in the midst of life’s chaos. She currently works on low carbon energy policy in the context of engineering. You’ll find her taking advantage of the opportunity to adventure through hiking in the mountains, traveling to new countries, and exploring new restaurants around town.

 

David Van Noord

David VanNoord grew up in western Michigan, met his wife Jill in college and moved to Atlanta before relocating to Boulder in 2005. David has spent several years at home with his twin boys and is now re-entering the career world as an art teacher. He loves camping with family, mountain biking, and attempting to catch fish.

 
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Melanie Yee

Melanie grew up in DC, started moving west with her family in 2011, and decided Boulder (and All Souls) was home in 2015. She works in foreign aid, providing project management, training, and IT support to USAID projects in countries like Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Melanie cares deeply about helping and connecting with those in need, in whatever little ways we can. When she isn’t working or looking after her two kids, you can probably find her mountain biking or enjoying a good ale with friends.


Elders

Elders at All Souls work directly with the Staff to ensure All Souls is faithful to its values and vision. They also ensure that the financial management has integrity and that the budget is focused on the mission as expressed. Elders protect and promote the vision of All Souls, represent the interests of the congregation to the Lead Pastor, and serve as board members of the organization. Elders conduct membership interviews and participate in the pastoral care of our members.

 
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Melissa Dykhuis 

Melissa Dykhuis grew up in Michigan and The Gambia, West Africa, before making her way to Colorado. Now she stays at home as a mom of two boys, Matthew and Jonathan, blending a life of science and art and writing and faith. She loves the Southwest, and Lafayette, and flat open spaces, and jogging through all of the above. She finds God in the hidden stories of Scripture, in the crucible of intimate community, in the work of God's Spirit in the church, and out under the cathedral of the open sky.

 
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Micah Holmes

Micah Holmes is a father of two, husband of one. He lives in Longmont CO and works in the Fire Service. All Souls has been the family faith community for 9 years and will continue to be an important part of the family as life continues. The Holmes family enjoys traveling, boating, trying new restaurants, and getting to know friends when not at work. Micah hopes to give back to the church as it has given to his family.

 
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Retta Kelly

Retta grew up in Ohio and moved from Kentucky to Boulder in the summer of 2014 with her husband, Jon, and their three kids, Jack, Jonah, and Maddie. She works in her dream job as the teacher librarian at Alicia Sanchez International School in Lafayette where she gets to read, play, and teach all day. When she’s not at work or in the car running her three kids around, you can find her running, hiking, skiing, biking, reading, or snuggling her two basset hounds!

 

Pam Prag

Pam Prag joined All Souls in 2011 and has previously served as a deacon. She works for the University of Colorado on the medical campus as a certified nurse midwife and faculty member teaching Public Health. She has been married to Patrick for 36 years and has 2 amazing adult children, Hillary and Sean. She loves dangerous adventure both domestic and foreign as well as enjoying a great glass of wine by the fireplace.

 
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Marissa Saints

Marissa is a Boulder native and has been part of the All Souls community since 2009. Her professional background is in international development, fair trade and design. Currently, you can find her trying to keep up with her two young boys, doing African dance, painting murals or training for a triathlon. Marissa, her husband Jon and their two sons live in Lafayette, CO.

 

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor is an asker of questions, a semi-reckless mountain biker, and has been in pursuit of the perfect burger for a number of years. He’s a native Southern Californian who lived in Nashville for nearly a decade before coming, with his family, to Louisville, CO in 2011.