MEET OUR STAFF
Find out a little bit more about our staff team below.
Pastor Randall (Randy) A. Mundt was born in Indiana - which may explain his love of basketball (college in particular). He attended Florida Southern College, a United Methodist school – which may explain his love of all things ecumenical. He worked several summers at Glacier National Park – which may explain his love for hiking and nature. He went to seminary at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – which may explain his love for northern lights and hockey, eh? Somewhere in between all of this, he married Gail and they would, in time, have three children, which absolutely explains his love for family.
Pastor Randy’s first call was to King of Kings Lutheran in Pueblo, CO, where he learned to love green chili and rafting on the Arkansas River. After ten years, he took a call to Glory of God Lutheran in Wheat Ridge, CO, where he learned how to live in what he thought was the biggest city he would ever live in. After eleven years, the Mundts left for the Big Island of Hawaii, where Pastor Randy served the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Kona. There he learned to love snorkeling, whale watching, and four-wheeling on lava rock.
From Hawaii, it was off to Vienna, Austria, where he did not learn to yodel but served Vienna Community Church. He also taught religion at the Lyceum Lutheran HS in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he learned how completely different the Slovak language was to German. After Vienna, it was time to go as the interim pastor to the International Church of Copenhagen (Denmark), where he learned that he still loved pickled herring (and not Gammel Dansk) for breakfast.
Eleven years ago, he began to serve as senior interim pastor at Tokyo Union Church in the largest city in the world (35 million). During his two years there, he fell in love with noodles and all things sushi. Moving back to the States, he served as interim pastor at Joy Lutheran in Parker where he once again fell in love with all things Colorado (except Casa Bonita).
Seven years ago, after beginning to serve as interim pastor at First Lutheran, Longmont, Pastors Gail and Randy were suddenly asked to serve a one-year interim (because of a medical emergency) at Bratislava International Church. Putting their lives back into boxes for storage and getting their suitcases ready for travel, it was back to Europe, this time living (and again teaching) in Slovakia.
Once again back in the states, Pastors Gail and Randy began to serve as interim pastors to Trinity Lutheran in Ft. Collins. Pastor Gail has since served as Executive Pastor at Christ Lutheran in Highlands Ranch and is currently serving as interim pastor at Lutheran Church of the Master in Lakewood. Pastor Randy has been serving consecutive interim calls to Shepherd of the Hills in Canon City, St. Philip and Holy Trinity in Littleton, Nativity in Commerce City, Westview in Boulder, Abiding Hope in Littleton, and Christ the King in Denver.
Pastor Randy’s motto for life is: “If we take ourselves too seriously, we won’t take God’s love serious enough.” He is very much looking forward to working with the members, friends and the leadership of Well of Hope!
Director of Community Connections and Intergenerational Ministries
Lexi is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She began serving Well of Hope as the Youth Ministry Coordinator in 2019 and is excited that her role has expanded since that time.
Lexi graduated from Wartburg College in Iowa in May 2019 with BA degrees in Music with a concentration in Church Music and Religion with a concentration in Youth and Family Ministry. She moved to Colorado in June 2019 so she could pursue seminary at Iliff School of Theology in Denver and her husband, Patrick, could attend dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Lexi received her Master of Divinity degree from Iliff in June 2022. She is now in the candidacy process in the ELCA, which is the formalized process in the denomination for those who will become ordained. Lexi is pursuing Word and Service ministry, and, once she has completed the candidacy process, she will serve as a Deacon in the ELCA.
Lexi enjoys music, and you will see her occasionally singing and playing her guitar during worship. She loves to play music with Patrick, who plays the viola.
Lexi loves Colorado and the many outdoor activities it offers. Her and Patrick enjoy spending time in the mountains camping, hiking, cycling, and kayaking.
Michael has served as Music Director at Well of Hope since July 2015, where he is delighted to share his extensive musical experience. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a music education focus from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (the city in which he grew up) and a Master of Music degree with a jazz piano and composition focus from the University of Northern Colorado.
While at UNC and for several years thereafter, Michael had the pleasure of fulfilling many roles with the UNC / Greeley Jazz Festival, the largest educational jazz festival in the United States, featuring students representing many states across the country as well as many student groups from other countries around the world. Among these roles, Michael served as an adjudicator and worked extensively in festival logistics roles, becoming the Chief Operations Manager before his final festival on the job in 2019. Michael’s musical experience also includes many teaching roles - as affiliate faculty at UNC, at an alternative school, and for private lessons - as well as serving as the Artistic Director for Dazzle Jazz, a downtown Denver jazz venue which has consistently been named one of the world’s top 100 jazz venues by Downbeat Magazine. In that role, Michael curated some 600 concerts per year (yes, averaging roughly 2 concerts per day!) and handled financial negotiations and concert logistics for major touring artists, including many Grammy award-winning jazz artists.