About us


We believe that Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and has sent his Spirit to live in our hearts and lives. Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church bases these convictions on both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Our theology is further summarized in the following confessional standards: The Apostles’ Creed, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confession, and The Canons of Dort. As a church our highest calling is to proclaim the good news of salvation by grace in our worship services, and to live lives of thankfulness to God by providing opportunities for spiritual growth and by reaching out to our world in love and mercy. For more about our denomination and what we believe, visit the CRCNA website


We have a very rich history here in Denver. Established in 1953, originally as Third Christian Reformed Church, Hope Fellowship has undergone many changes to reach and engage with multiple generations! To learn more about our history, check out this document: The History of Our Church

our pastors

Pastor Michelle VanDenBerg has been pastoring at Hope Fellowship since August of 2017. Pastor Michelle graduated from Western Theological Seminary in May 2017 and was ordained as a Minister of the Word, here at Hope Fellowship, on November 17, 2017. Pastor Michelle enjoys pastoral care, spending time creating meaningful faith formation experiences for people of all ages, and connecting people in our congregation to each other and to the community. Pastor Michelle also enjoys preaching once a month and playing the piano in worship from time to time as well. Pastor Michelle is married to Mark and they are celebrating 22 years of marriage in 2020. Mark and Michelle have three boys, Henry (18), Oliver (15), and Linus (11). They love living in Denver and taking their dog, Lucy, on hikes in the mountains.

Michelle VanDenBerg

Pastor of Congregational Life


Pastor Dominic Palacios has been our Interim Pastor at Hope Fellowship since October of 2019. Pastor Dominic graduated from Calvin Seminary in 2008 and served two churches in Holland, MI for a total of 11 years before joining us in Denver. Pastor Dominic is passionate about preaching, discipleship, and creating meaningful worship services. Pastor Dominic has been married to Kristin (who is also an ordained Pastor and is completing her Ph.D. in Old Testament) for 13 years. Dominic and Kristin have three children, Josephine (6), Solomon (4), and Gus (2). They love living in Denver and have enjoyed the sunshine, mountains, and exploring new places to eat and drink.

Dominic Palacios
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Jocelyn Swalley

Children's Ministries Director


Trish VanDusseldorp

Church Administrator 


Allie Van Oss
Sandra Perez

Facilities Caretaker


Dick Sander
Emily Herrema

Interim Youth Group Leader 


Catherine Wiersma 

Interim Youth Group Leader 


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(303) 756-2121



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2400 S. Ash St.

Denver, CO 80222

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