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HISTORIC AGREEMENT: TWO CHURCHES, ONE WORSHIP SPACE

Risen Lord Lutheran Church and St. Laurence Episcopal Church have come to an historic agreement to share the same worship facility at 26812 Barkley Road in Conifer, CO – a rural mountain bedroom community west of Denver.Both congregations agreed that it made sense to combine physical resources; however, the two denominations are not merging as one religious entity.




When Intentional Interim Pastor Teri Hermsmeyer arrived at Risen Lord (congregation is 10 years old), the Council informed her of their financial condition that could see the church closing if they didn’t make changes soon.One change was going from a full-time pastor (3/4 his last year) to half time.Also, the rent in their storefront building was too much for this congregation of 32 average worship; so they held a brainstorming session with the congregation, on all the commercial sites the Council could look into for the next year.Unfortunately, none of them were viable, and staying where they were (landlord agreed to a lo…