Who We Are

Shepherd of Love, located in Broomfield, Colorado, is an intentionally inter-generational, inter-denominational community of individuals who desire to live out their faith in everyday life with “one hand extended to God and one to man.”

It is the vision of the Senior Pastors at Shepherd of Love that people’s lives be changed as they come in contact with a very personal God, through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

 
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We Believe...

  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • In Jesus Christ's virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
  • All have sinned and our only means of being cleansed from sin is through the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Man is justified by faith in Jesus Christ, apart from works.
  • Jesus Christ redeems us and provides healing for the whole man: spirit, soul, and body.
  • In remembering our Lord's death through communion.
  • In water baptism, identifying with the Lord's death, burial, and resurrection.
  • The Holy Spirit has been given to the Church to bring spiritual growth and renewal.

Leadership

Pastors Al and Reva Ehmen

(Founding Pastors)

 
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Pastors Al and Reva grew up in separate communities in the southeast corner of Nebraska. Marrying in 1960, they moved to Arvada, Colorado in 1961. In 1965 Pastor Al built their first home together in Broomfield. Three daughters and a son were soon added to their family circle.

In the late 1960s Pastors Al and Reva would join others in ministry to the “hippies” in the city of Boulder, Colorado. The Lord transformed many lives through this anointed effort. In the early ‘70s, they opened their door to form a home fellowship. Believers from all over the metro area gathered on Friday evenings for Bible Studies and a personal touch from the Lord.  

There was a deep hunger for more of Jesus, so Pastors Al and Reva started Sunday morning meetings in their home as well. God confirmed these small beginnings, calling them into full time ministry with this scripture from the Book of Isaiah:

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

Because the Lord has anointed me

To preach good tidings to the poor;

He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives,

And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,

And the day of vengeance of our God;

To comfort all who mourn,

To console those who mourn in Zion,

To give them beauty for ashes,

The oil of joy for mourning,

The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

That they may be called trees of righteousness,

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
— Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV)

In 1982 a board of directors was created, and Shepherd of Love Fellowship became incorporated in the State of Colorado. Over time the growing home church moved to various locations for their meetings, culminating in the purchase of land on the corner of 136th & Lowell Blvd. and the subsequent construction of the current building. With his years of experience building custom homes, Pastor Al acted as general contractor and worked alongside members of the congregation to build the church.

In their years of ministry, Pastors Al and Reva have lived the Isaiah scriptures and witnessed countless miracles in families and individuals. Today they continue to share the love of the Lord with all those they come into contact with, as they spearhead the many ministries and facets of operation at Shepherd of Love Fellowship. Their hearts are expressed in the words posted on the entrance to Shepherd of Love: “It’s All About Jesus.”

 

Pastor Carole Kellett

(Associate Pastor, Small Group Facilitator, Activities Leader)

 
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Carole thoroughly enjoys working for the church in her role as an associate pastor. Prior to pastoring, Carole worked as a registered nurse at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver. She believes that she was called to nursing to care for people physically, and she is now called by God to care for the spiritual needs of those searching for more of Jesus. 

Her passion for encouraging and strengthening the Body of Christ is a wonderful asset to our church. Pastor Carole seeks God and provides the lesson material for our fall and spring Small Bible Study Group sessions, and leads one of the Small Groups herself. She is invaluable to the congregation in her counseling ministry, and assists in teaching the Adult Sunday School class from time to time. Watching believers grow spiritually is a primary vision Pastor Carole holds for our body of believers. 

In addition, designing fantastic activities for multiple age groups, where people can be encouraged and supported in Christ, is her delight. Mapping out and coordinating fabulous trips all over the United States for various age groups, is also a hobby she is passionate about. She and her husband David reside in Broomfield, and are the parents of three beautiful daughters.

 

Pastor Paul Ehmen

(Associate Pastor, Youth Director)

 
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Pastor Paul has a wide array of interests as well as endless energy. His pastoral care shows through in his countless friendships and the laying down of his own life to serve the needs of both the church and those he works with in the community at large.

Growing up, he learned a great deal about the construction business while working for his dad in his custom home building career. This has been invaluable in Pastor Paul’s recent venture of flipping houses! Pastor Paul graduated from college with a history degree, and taught for 12 years at Westlake Middle School in Broomfield. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education Administration before entering full time ministry at Shepherd of Love. 

Following his heart for young people, he has hosted the youth in his home many Saturday nights, and directs our Wednesday evening Student Impact youth meetings, where, through the years, countless young people have developed a love for worship and a heart to seek God. Frequently, Paul preaches on Sunday mornings and he leads a Small Group Bible Study as well. Over time, he has directed around 30 mission trips to aid in disaster recovery both nationally and abroad. He enjoys his two Shelties in his free time, as well as men’s indoor soccer.

 

Cathy Peters

(Music Director, Drama Director, Children’s Ministry Assistant)

 
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Cathy discovered her love for music at a very young age. From the first time she sat down to try her hand at the piano, she remembers feeling a spiritual connection to the Lord through music deep inside. In earlier years, she also played the saxophone and flute, and majored in voice during her college years. With a degree in Behavioral Science and Elementary Education, she  worked for Adams 12 Five Star Schools as an elementary teacher for 8 years.  

Eventually, she moved out of her teaching career to join the team at Shepherd of Love Fellowship. Cathy has written and produced many plays and melodramas, inspiring church members to work together to perform them for the community. She directs choirs for special events and holidays, and oversees our Youth Camp outreach every June. She leads a Small Group Bible Study and helps organize many church wide events, such as baptisms and special services. Cathy enjoys being “mom” to her two energetic boys, and is grateful God called her to serve in the same community where she grew up.

 

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13550 Lowell Boulevard
Broomfield, Colorado 80020