Our Licensed Ministers

First Christian Church is a congregation of ministers.  But, some are called to either ordained or licensed ministry.  Our interim senior minister, Michael Stein, was ordained after having completed a Masters of Divinity degree and fulfilled ordination requirements of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  The licensed ministers below all have or have had other careers.  They were called to the Lord’s service and prepared for it in alternative ways.  The Christian Church (DOC) provides for regional licensure of ministers to assist ordained clergy at the local churches.  Our licensed ministers completed two years of theological education, a mentorship program with an ordained minister, and sanctioning by the Committee on The Order of Ministry in the Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Christian Church.

Pam Hilliard

  • Hometown:  Loveland (a native Coloradan)
  • Education/Training: Theological Education Institute (TEI),  Graduate Level 1 Clinical Education in Pastoral/Spiritual Care
  • Career: Youth Ministries and Youth Camp Administrator for Group Publishing in Loveland
  • Family: Fur child, golden retriever – Fairway and Plott Hound – Calloway
  • Ministries: Grief Counseling, Prepare & Enrich Marriage Counseling, Youth Missions, Walk to Emmaus Clergy, Chrysalis Clergy, Adult and Youth Education
  • Hobbies: Golfing, gardening, reading


Tracy Morgan

  • Hometown: Hartford, CT
  • Moved to Loveland: 1987
  • Education/Training: BS – Medical Technician (UNC), Graduate – Theological Ed. Institute (TEI), Prepare & Enrich marriage counseling, ARK – parenting, CLER Ministries – sexuality and spirituality
  • Husband – Brad, 1 son
  • Ministries: senior living facilities, worship planning, regional Committee on Standing and board member, camping ministries
  • Hobbies: Hiking, biking, crocheting, scrap booking, reading, games, family, and flute



Dennis Miller

  • Hometown: Akron, OH
  • Moved to Loveland: 1984
  • Education/Training: BA Psychology, Univ. of Akron, Masters Adult Ed. (CSU), Graduate –Theological Ed. Institute (TEI), Prepare & Enrich marriage counseling
  • Other Careers: Retired Administrator – Thompson Sch. Dist.
  • Wife – Barbara, 3 sons, 5 grandchildren
  • Ministries: Transportation, Police Chaplain (LPD), Teacher, Walk to Emmaus, and Elder
  • Hobbies: Scrabble, square dancing, karaoke, singing, and strumming guitar


Lanny Helzer

  • Hometown: Greeley, CO
  • Moved to Loveland: 1979
  • Education/Training: BA Anthropology and Business, Graduate –Theological Ed. Institute (TEI)
  • Employed – Vestas Blades America, Windsor, CO
  • Spouse – Connie
  • Ministries: As the Lord leads beyond our walls, Outreach Team, Elder, Walk to Emmaus, Missions.
  • Hobbies: Music, movies, grandkids, sports, TOPS