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.

vanessa gonzales

Office Manager 

Vanessa was born and raised in Colorado. She has three children Elijah 21, Gysette 17, and Bella 13. Vanessa has been in love with Jesus since the age of 15 and now she strives to show her children the same love that the Lord has given her.  Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, going on hikes, and helping those in need. She has been in Office Management for over 18 years but has never experienced a Christian atmosphere where she can be around other believers who share her faith. Vanessa is excited to be part of the St. James team.

Scott petty

Facilities Manager

Scott is a Colorado native. He grew up in the Lakewood/Littleton area. The most important things in his life are his family, his faith and his dedication. Scott loves all outdoor activities. Scott has worked in dementia care for the past ten years as a maintenance director. Scott is looking forward to this great opportunity  with St. James.

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.

Kimberly Snyder

Director, St. James Preschool

Kimberly has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years, 15 years in a leadership position. She has a Bachelor’s in Dance and a Master’s Degree from DU in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She is also a certified Early Childhood Trainer and Coach. She believes that early childhood is a special time where the joy of learning, the importance of loving relationships, and a strong, supportive community is key to setting a foundation for life. She finds that this is especially meaningful to children and families when learning happens in an environment that is rooted in faith and God’s love. Originally from Southern California, she and her family have been in Colorado since 1999. She and her husband have two grown daughters, one in college and one married and living in Colorado Springs. Her favorite Bible verse is from Ezekiel 36:26, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”