Our Staff

Harlan Van Oort, Pastor

Harlan is a pastor, pointing to Jesus as the hope of the world.  Our joyful response to God’s grace is to celebrate Christ and serve the city by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Harlan graduated from Denver South HS, college in Iowa and seminary in Michigan. Harlan has served as a pastor in Yakima, WA and Orange City, IA. In 2015, he returned to Denver to become a pastor at City Church Denver.  

Harlan and his wife, Pat, have two daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandsons.  

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Dan Geisler, Music Director

As a professional composer, arranger, and jazz musician, Dan’s coordination of music for Sunday worship services creates music that helps us worship in a way that honors God and builds the church. Sundays include Dan’s original arrangements of contemporary songs and classic hymns. He completed a double major in Music (Piano Emphasis) and Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters in Studio Music and Jazz Arranging from the University of Miami.

Dan continues to play professionally and you may catch him playing with or leading jazz groups in various music venues throughout Denver. He also continues to do arrangement and composing work for major record label artists and music publication companies. Dan and his wife Roxane, along with their four children, live in Highlands Ranch.

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Emily Rotta, Director of Family Ministries

Emily has been a long time member of City Church Denver. She is delighted to serve the church in the capacity of Director of Family Ministries, combining her love of education and spreading the good news of Christ’s love to children.  She has 14 years of teaching experience, primarily working with Title 1 schools in the Denver metro area. Emily completed her bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Calvin College and her master’s degree in teaching reading at the University of Colorado. Emily spends much of her time wrangling her 2 young children, teaching Junior Kindergarten, and taking walks in their Denver neighborhood.

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Jessica Kivisto, Communications Director

Jess makes sure all church events and information get to you! 

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Mollie Fitzpatrick, Treasurer

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Current Consistory (2021)

  • Jenna Galli – Elder
  • Luke Galli – Deacon
  • Sallie Gamboa – Elder
  • Roxane Geisler – Deacon
  • Scott Glasscock – Elder
  • Nathan Handberry – Elder
  • Margaret Hunt – Elder
  • Jessica Kivisto – Deacon
  • Carrie Kneppe – Elder
  • Jamesson Peña – Deacon

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Greater Consistory

  • Gillian Baikie
  • Ginni Baker
  • Sarah Branion
  • Heather Cutillo
  • Michael Ehrenfried
  • Jonathan Fitzpatrick
  • Emily Forbes
  • Luke Galli
  • Matt Garth
  • Scott Glasscock
  • Chris Hanson
  • Adam Hostetter
  • Tom Hunt
  • Jessica Kivisto
  • Brad Koster
  • Nikki Koster
  • Ingrid Kutsch
  • Gwen Powell
  • John Yates

Upcoming Events

10:45 am Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship
Dec 5 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Group: City Church Denver
10:45 am Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship
Dec 12 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Group: City Church Denver
10:45 am Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship
Dec 19 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Group: City Church Denver
10:45 am Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship
Dec 26 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Group: City Church Denver

Times & Location

10:45 am: Worship Service

Directions to our worship location at First Ave. and Acoma St.