Our Staff

The folks who help you make it happen.

Rev. Curtis Preston

Senior Pastor

Curt has been the Pastor of Lakewood UCC since 2008. A Colorado native, he’s delighted to be pastoring near home. For more information on Curt, click here.
Email: curt@lakewooducc.com

Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Associate Pastor

Mollie is a Northeast transplant who loves exploring all that Colorado has to offer, especially with her two pups and spouse. Building community is what she loves best. In her next life, she hopes to be a Broadway star or a mermaid.
Email: mollie@lakewooducc.com

Allison Booth

Director of Communications

Allison hails from Georgia and moved here with her husband, Jacob in 2018. She has almost a decade of experience working with churches all over the country, as well as a strong background in the arts after pursuing fine arts and theatrical design throughout her schooling. When not in the office, you’ll find her working on her Etsy shop, creating art, or hanging out with her cat, Olaf!
Email: office@lakewooducc.com

Melissa Flores

Finance Manager

Originally from the desert southwest city of El Paso, Texas, Melissa has called
Denver home for 20 years. With a degree in accounting from Metropolitan State University, she brings over 15 years of accounting/finance experience. When she is not crunching numbers, Melissa enjoys spending time with her wife, Monica, and their 5 furry children.
Email: finance@lakewooducc.com

Allyson Koplen

Music Director

Allyson lives in the Highlands in Denver, where she teaches piano in her home studio. She grew up in Ekalaka, Montana where her parents still operate a cattle ranch. Allyson has a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Florida State University, a Bachelor of Music degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing also from the University of Montana. She and her husband Jake love playing music together (he plays the saxophone), and they try to play outside as much as possible.
Email: allysonkoplen@gmail.com

Alan Thompson

Choir Director/ Organist

Alan was born and raised in Colorado but moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to attend Union College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music. He did post-graduate work in voice, organ and music history at The University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He also holds a degree in Pharmacy Sciences from Creighton University. He was Music Director/Organist at Antelope Park Church for 32 years. Alan decided to move back to Colorado in 2018 and lives in Lakewood with his partner, Michael Percival, who is a Specialties Buyer for Whole Foods Market. They have four furry children, Miko, Misha, Rusty, and Sasha.
Email: agthomp1959@gmail.com

Tina Wise

Nursery Caretaker

Tina and her family moved to Colorado in 2019 so that she could nanny for a family of five who wants their children to be bilingual in English and German. Tina’s passion and commitment to the smallest members of our congregation continue as she prepares our Nursery room to care for our new babies all the way up to our three-year-olds. She brings her love for family, parents, caring for infants and small children, and a deep sense of well-being for families and their little one to our church each Sunday morning. So on Sunday mornings while Tina is with us, her family has “daddy and daughter time” together. Tina enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and two dogs.
Email: td.wise@yahoo.com