Ross Janovec, Iliff Student/Intern
Ross Janovec has served The Land since September 2022. He received his undergraduate education from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE where he got a degree in Elementary Education. Since then, Ross has found his way to serving the community through a variety of non-profit organizations.
Recently, Ross made the decision to follow a call to ordained ministry with the United Methodist Church. He is pursuing a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO.
He and his wife have been married since 2014 and have two dog children. Their favorite activities strongly lean towards experiencing the beauty of Colorado in a variety of ways. Ross finds enjoyment in reading, board games, and going to local cultural opportunities.
Eli Bolick, Sound Tech
Eli Bolick is the main sound technician at The Land. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he moved out to Colorado in 2019 and currently resides in Englewood, where he teaches guitar and piano. Aside from his auditory jobs, Eli loves to hike, bike, explore and spend his time outdoors.
Minister Eric McEuen
Eric McEuen has been a guitar player, singer, and songwriter for more than 20 years. He received his BA in Music from Brandeis University and studied for three years at Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, CA). At The Land, Eric is responsible for the music program, worship leadership, and small group ministries.
Pastor Aaron Strietzel
Pastor Aaron (he, him) was born in Wisconsin, but moved to Durango CO in middle school. In Durango he met and married his wife Maly (pronounced Molly) and they have two boys – Micah (age 12) and Liam (age 10) and a loving lab (age 2) named Enzo!
Aaron received his MDiv from Claremont School of Theology with an emphasis in spiritual formation. He has served churches in Phoenix, Seattle, Colorado, and Montana. Being raised in a conservative evangelical church, Aaron understands the difficulty of navigating the path of deconstruction and walking into a more open/inclusive faith.
Aaron enjoys creating safe and open spaces for deep listening and sharing. He also loves wandering in nature. When he isn’t working, you will likely find him on a breakfast date with Maly, immersed in a book at a coffee shop, or hiking with his family.
Aaron enjoys connecting over coffee, so feel free to reach out anytime through email at email@example.com