Leadership & Staff


Senior Pastor / Head of Staff

Pastor Wayne is passionate about the local church and its God-given mission in the world. Wayne grew up on the Central Coast of California where he came to know Jesus Christ through the lives of others, including his high school sweetheart and wife Robin. He served three churches in California and Ohio before becoming our pastor in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (MIS), a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Gospel and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary. Wayne loves being involved in our community, including serving as an Adjunct Professor at Denver Seminary teaching courses in evangelism, discipleship and leadership; he also served as the lead chaplain for Littleton Police Department. His wife Robin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with her own practice, Momentum Mental Health here in Littleton. Wayne and Robin love spending time with their three adult children, three grandchildren, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.

Elizabeth Kuykendall-Kunz

Director, Worship & the Arts

Liz has been participating in church music since she was in 2nd grade. From playing piano, flute, and handbells to singing in choral, gospel, a capella, and praise groups, she has always found joy in praising God through music. During high school and college, she toured with the Rapture Ringers and Kokopelli Handbell choirs. Before moving to Denver, she was the Music Director at the Western Colorado Performing Arts Conservatory for 2 seasons and the Pit Director of the inaugural season of the Greenshoe Theater Company. She has been teaching piano, flute, bassoon, and more for 25+ years. She and her husband, Brian, have been attending St. James since 2002. They now attend with their 3 sons.


Office Manager 

Becky and her family have been members at St. James since 2015. She’s been married for 15 years to her favorite person, Nate (also St. James' favorite Facility and Technology Manger). Together they have 3 kids- Lilly, Harrison and Audrey. All 5 can brag about being Colorado Natives. Becky is passionate about Jesus, her family, supporting moms, and organization! She loves musicals, dance parties in the kitchen, and playing video games with her kids. Becky is excited to be apart of the amazing staff at St. James.


Facilities and Technology Manager

One of the most important responsibilities for Nate is to provide a safe and comfortable home for his family, as the Facility and Technology manager at St. James, he extends the responsibility to his St. James family. Nate grew up in the Englewood/Littleton area. Having spent the past 20 years working “jobs” that lacked meaning and fulfillment, he sees that God used these jobs to prepare him for his role at St. James. He never hated his job, but he’s also never loved one either, until coming to St. James.

Nate is married to the beautiful and amazing Becky Jones. They have 3 kids, Lilly, Harrison, and Audrey, that keep them on their toes.

Jill Wager


Jill is a Colorado native.  She is married to Seth and has three children (Austin 25, Chase 21 and Kaylin 16) and two French bulldogs Boomer and Barkley.  She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Jill enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her furry boys.  She loves our Lord Jesus Christ and fellowship with other believers.  Jill is excited to be part of the St. James team.


Director, St. James Preschool

Hillary has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 6 years. She believes that a child’s early experiences provide the foundation for future learning and development, and she finds great joy in nurturing relationships with children that provide the tools they need for their future. St. James Preschool is committed to equipping children with the tools that will provide a strong foundation, inspiring a lifetime of learning. Hillary finds that leading the Preschool Ministry at St. James is especially meaningful because she gets to be a part of cultivating a caring, supportive environment for children and their families that is rooted in faith and in God’s love.
Hillary has earned a BA from Taylor University and a Director’s Certificate from Red Rocks Community College. She has been married to her husband Joel for 17 years and has two teenage daughters. Hillary enjoys reading, trying new recipes, drinking tea, and traveling.