Staff / Elders / Deacons

  • PASTOR – WILL FORSYTHE

    Will was born and raised in Colorado, and is now serving as the Pastor of All Souls Church of Boulder.  Will graduated from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI.  He has worked in youth ministry, missions, and church planting, but is excited to now call Boulder home. In his free time, Will can be found fishing, reading Russian literature, biking, or drinking a good IPA.  He is married to Lauren; they have been greatly blessed with their son, Liam, and daughter, Ellie.

    CONTACT: WILL@ALLSOULSBOULDER.ORG

  • DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY – RACHEL ZYLSTRA

    Rachel recently joined All Souls as the Director of Children and Family Ministry. She was born and raised in Michigan and after living multiple places around the country, she is happy to call Boulder home. Having worked as an elementary school teacher, personal trainer and stay-at-home mom, Rachel believes that Family Ministry is a vital part of a church community. She feels passionate that children learn and experience the love of Christ and that parents are supported as they strive to live out their faith in their home and in the world. In her spare time Rachel enjoys running, biking, cooking and camping with her husband, Reuben, and three kids, Kaatje, Brody and Ian.

    CONTACT: RACHEL@ALLSOULSBOULDER.ORG

  • PASTOR OF COMMUNITY FORMATION – ADAM BAILON

    Adam has been at All Souls since 2010 and is currently pursuing an M.Div at Western Theological Seminary as a part of the Newbigin House of Studies distance program. He enjoys organizing and working with our community groups, preaching from time to time and working with our celebrants. He also loves to fly fish and play in the mountains with his wife Emily and new puppy Benz.

    CONTACT: ADAM@ALLSOULSBOULDER.ORG

  • DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & WORSHIP – Justin Anderson

    Justin joined All Souls as Worship Leader in 2016 and is currently pursuing his degree in psychology. He is a Minnesota boy who accepted Colorado into his heart at a young age. He loves continental philosophy, contemplative practice, mountains, the NBA, craft beer and most of all, his beautiful wife, Holly.

  • DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION – ALITA HERMANSEN

    Alita joined the All Souls staff in the fall of 2014. She’s an ex-academic, writer, wife, and new mom living in sunny Boulder, Colorado. She makes homemade cinnamon rolls each Easter.

    CONTACT: ALITA@ALLSOULSBOULDER.ORG

  • Children and Family Ministry Assistant – Leah Cousin

    Leah has been living in Boulder and going to All Souls for the past 5 and a half years. She currently works at Isabelle Farm (in Lafayette), and owns a small catering company. She’s passionate about sustainability, community, and of course, tasty veggies.

  • Seminary Intern – Emily Walz

    Emily moved to Boulder three years ago to work with Lifelines, a ministry of Cru. She has since left that job to pursue a master’s degree in Christian Formation and Soul Care at Denver Seminary. She has been attending All Souls since her first month in Colorado as is excited to see the church continue to grow in their love for and understanding of the Gospel. Her constant love is for true, deep conversations with friends and strangers alike, though she will never turn down a conversation about pop culture and guilty pleasures.

  • Mike Soltys

    Mike Soltys is an instructor of engineering at the University of Colorado. He enjoys skiing, fishing, and cycling with his wife Courtney.  

  • Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor is an asker of questions, a semi-reckless mountain biker, and has been in pursuit of the perfect burger for a number of years. He’s a native Southern Californian who lived in Nashville for nearly a decade before coming, with his family, to Louisville, CO in 2011.

  • Retta Kelley

    Retta Kelley grew up in Ohio and moved from Kentucky to Boulder in the summer of 2014 with her husband, Jon, and their three kids, Jack, Jonah, and Maddie. She works in her dream job as the teacher librarian at Alicia Sanchez International School in Lafayette where she gets to read, play, and teach all day. When she’s not at work or in the car running her three kids around, you can find her running, hiking, skiing, biking, reading, or snuggling her two basset hounds!

  • Marissa Saints

    Marissa is a Boulder native and has been part of the All Souls community since 2009.  Her professional background is in international development, fair trade and design.  Currently, you can find her trying to keep up with her two young boys, doing African dance, painting murals or training for a triathlon.  Marissa, her husband Jon and their two sons live in Lafayette, CO.

  • Micah Holmes

    Micah Holmes is a father of two, husband of one. He lives in Longmont CO and works in the Fire Service. All Souls has been the family faith community for 9 years and will continue to be an important part of the family as life continues. The Holmes family enjoys traveling, boating, trying new restaurants, and getting to know friends when not at work. Micah hopes to give back to the church as it has given to his family.

  • Nicole Nutting

    Nicole Nutting has called Boulder home since 2005 when she drove out from California knowing only one person. She tried to leave once but came back only a few months later and hopes to never leave again. She has spent the last few years home with her young kids but has recently embarked back into the working world to pursue her love of architectural design. Nicole enjoys drinking good beer with her husband Judd, long emoji-filled text conversations with good friends, crafting, cooking, and step aerobics.

  • Jon Walz

    Jonathan Walz is a Minnesota native who moved to Boulder in 2010 and still prefers water to mountains. He has a love for bringing people together and creating spaces for fellowship, especially through food. When Jon isn’t cooking up a storm, he can be found working as a software engineer or taking pop culture way too seriously (especially video games, good TV, and NBA basketball).

  • Rosemary Thompson

    Rosemary Thompson grew up in Wyoming and France and has lived in Colorado for over 10 years. She worked with Habitat for Humanity in Greeley and came to All Souls when she moved to coordinate a matched savings program called Personal Investment Enterprise with Foothills United Way. Rosemary enjoys cooking, traveling and being outdoors. She is beginning to garden through her local community garden this season.

  • Sean Prag

    Sean Prag was born and raised here in Colorado.  He has been part of All Soul’s for the past 5 years.  He has served in many different ways, but most recently as part of the Iglesia Belen team in Guatemala.  In his free time he loves to travel, go to a good action movie, watch his favorite sports team or hang out with friends.  You may find him at Jax Ranch and Home in Lafayette where he’ll be sure to help you find your favorite paint color.

  • Allie Horton

    Allie Horton has been known to make adventurous choices with her hobbies, cheese preferences and occasionally her outfits. She is a real-life native of Boulder county (bet you didn’t know even know those existed). After some tumbleweed years away, she is happy to be home in the shadow of the Flatirons. She treasures opportunities to do meaningful work, have rich conversations and dance. Oh and unicorns- she loves them.

  • Melanie Yee

    Melanie Yee grew up in DC, started moving west with her family in 2011, and decided Boulder (and All Souls) was home in 2015.  She works in foreign aid, providing project management, training, and IT support to USAID projects in countries like Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.  Melanie cares deeply about helping and connecting with those in need, in whatever little ways we can.  When she isn’t working or looking after her two kids, you can probably find her mountain biking or enjoying a good ale with friends.

  • Nathan Cook

    Nathan Cook was raised in the faith and has been a member of Evangelical and Episcopal churches prior to joining All Souls. He loves the reverence of the liturgy at All Souls and the church’s embracing, loving posture towards its congregation and its city. He and his wife, MK, moved from San Diego to Boulder in 2015 and began attending All Souls shortly thereafter. Nathan is an Ohio expat, a medical device engineer, and the father of an energetic 15 month old

  • Amy Schweikert

    Amy Schweikert was born and raised in Colorado with a few years spent living in Boston in between. She has been at All Souls for 4 years and is passionate about working with young adults, finding a healthy work-life balance and pursuing God in the midst of life’s chaos. She currently works on renewable energy policy and did her graduate work at CU in engineering. You’ll find her playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, playing softball or exploring breweries and new restaurants around town.