We are so fortunate to have a staff that is committed to living out the values and the mission of this church with their lives. We currently have 5 people on full or part-time staff at Westwoods. For more information about who does what at Westwoods, feel free to contact the church office 303.279.1616 or click on the Contact Us link to send us an email.

Rick Schmitz

Rick is our lead core pastor. While serving as a pastor to jr. high, high school and college students Rick decided that the best and most effective way to change the world was to start a new church. Months of prayer led to the first meeting of Westwoods Community Church in the summer of 1999 as families embraced Rick’s vision of what church could be like.

Rick is married to Shanna and they have four adult kids; Josh, Jeremy, Jordan, and Kayla.

You can check out Rick’s blog here


Lee Loyd

Lee Loyd is the community core pastor at Westwoods Community Church. He has been a part of Westwoods since its inception when the first meetings were held in his family’s living room. Lee has been married to his amazing wife, Lori, for 35 years. They have three grown children: Christopher, Calee, and Brady. All three of his kids have married and now Nicole, Troy, and Melissa are all a part of the family. Lee and Lori are also Gramps and Grammy to their four adorable granddaughters: Reilly, Felicity, Mackenzie, and Rose. Lee really feels blessed to have the entire family be involved at Westwoods. In his spare time, Lee loves spending time with his family, getting to travel with Lori, watching Denver sports teams, and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.


Paul Berg

Paul is our Generations Pastor. This means that Paul really loves getting to hang out with our [jr/sr high and college] students and kiddos. Paul is deeply committed to work of empowering young generations to discover and live into the awesomeness of how God designed them uniquely to contribute to this broken and beautiful world. Paul studied psychology at Bethel University and during his time as a Resident Director there attended Bethel Seminary and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Theology. You might find Paul sipping on coffee, eating Swedish fish, and listening to some funky jazz or Taylor Swift in his office. Don’t be too alarmed…please do come in as he will be happy to share and likely engage you in some FUN conversation! Paul is married to his incredible bride Brooke and they have three cool kids: Bridger, Oakley, Penelope.


Brady Loyd

Brady Loyd leads worship at Westwoods. Brady has also been involved at Westwoods since its inception and has been an integral part of the worship team for as long as it has existed. Brady graduated from Colorado Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in music education and after teaching in JeffCo for a few years is back in school at the University of Denver pursuing his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting. He is married to Melissa and has a baby girl Felicity.