building community
expanding minds
deepening faith
inspiring service

The Rev. Darin Johnson
Campus Pastor

Pastor Darin has served as a Minister of Word and Sacrament of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1996 — serving congregations in Colorado for 8 years, full-time in campus ministry since 2004, and here at Agape House since 2009. He is passionate about spiritual and vocational formation, including leadership development, community organizing, and supporting the southwestern region of the Lutheran Campus Ministry Network, which he helped found. He is a former structural engineer and first responder, and he also enjoys cooking for the Agape community as well as neighborhood potlucks and hiking and camping with family and friends.

Dr. Melissa James
Diaconal Minister

Melissa James has served as a Minister of Word and Service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 2004. She has served at Agape House as Garden Steward and now as our called Diaconal Minister, including her role Program Director of our Mentoring Leaders Initiative, overseeing our Vocation Fellowships. Her doctoral degree is in Social Ethics and Food Justice.

Dámaris Allen
Administrative Assistant
Dámaris has been our Administrative Assistant since Fall 2017. She offers a warm and friendly greeting to our visitors and also manages our communications, records, and maintenance. She is also a gifted artist and singer who finds ways to share these passions at Agape House.

Chloe Sension - Communication and Engagement Coordinator
Chloe graduated from San Diego State University in May 2018 with a degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution, emphasis in Justice in the Global System. Since June 2018 Chloe helps plan events for the community to gather and grow. She is also passionate about social justice issues and serving others.

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