The Rev. Darin Johnson
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
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 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.
Jacey has been our Program Assistant since Summer 2017. She is a senior at SDSU, majoring in Political Science, and organizes our various student events, produces online content, and builds inclusive and affirming community at Agape House. She enjoys playing the flute and telling jokes at our open mic nights.