Our Staff

Serving alongside you.

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 and toddler. Building community is what she loves best. For more information on Mollie, click here.
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 freelance Children’s Book gigs, watering her plants, exploring the Botanical Gardens, or hanging with her kitties, Olaf and Mickey!
Email: office@lakewooducc.com

Rahul Gupta

Finance Manager

Rahul hails from New Delhi, India. He moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004 and moved to Denver metro in early 2021. He is an MBA with an undergraduate in Business Studies from Delhi University. He has worked for over 20 years and his last two positions were in financial operations with Blackberry and American Express. He is married with two adult kids. His wife is an electrical engineer with Jacobs Engineering. His daughter is a doctor with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA and his son is a mechanical engineer working with Schneider Electric Company in Boston, MA. In his spare time, Rahul loves hiking and traveling with his wife.
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

In Search Of A Nursery Caretaker!

Could it be you?

We are seeking a Nursery Caregiver at Lakewood United Church of Christ, an Open and Affirming congregation. This person will care for our youngest in the congregation, infant through 3 years old on Sunday mornings during worship. The Nursery Caregiver is responsible for creating a safe, warm, and welcoming space, caring for the children, and light cleaning after the children leave.
Please click HERE for more information and to apply!