Our Pastor & Staff
Rev. Alycia Erickson is our pastor. Her passion is helping people connect with God. She was called to ministry with Pikes Peak MCC in March 2015. Before her call with Pikes Peak MCC she most recently served as the Pastor of Faith Formation at MCC Austin in Texas. She was ordained in Metropolitan Community Churches in 2010 and has served with MCC at a national level, including the Board of Pensions, Judiciary Team, Programming Team for the People of African Descent (PAD) Conference (2017) and is a Clergy Well-Being Coach. She is also a passionate advocate for social justice. She currently serves on the Colorado Council of Churches, the Board of Directors of Westside Cares, and is the General Secretary of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. She and her wife, Judy, have three grown sons, two dogs and a cat. They love to camp and explore their new home state of Colorado.
Denise K. Foerch is a Certified Spiritual Director who underwent training in Colorado Springs at the Benet Hill Monastery. She is also a certified Instructor for the Metropolitan Community Churches’ “Creating a Life That Matters” course. Here at PPMCC, Denise has served in many different leadership roles. She led our Small Group Ministry for one year, she was the Praise Band Leader for four years, and she has facilitated prayer, Scripture and book study groups.
Prior to her work within MCC, Denise spent 19 years working for a large, well-known para-church organization. For seven of those years, she lived in South Africa working with University Students and other men and women through small groups, seminars, and workshops. She was a speaker and soloist at various gatherings, seminars, and conferences.
Those who know Denise well describe her as open, warm, caring, wise, and strong. Recognizing that all who come to Spiritual Direction have their own individual spirituality, Denise said, “Although my personal faith-base is Christian, I honor and welcome all faith traditions.”
Bea Doyle, Office Manager
As office manager, Bea prepares the church publications and reports, manages contributions, communications and the needs of the building, works with volunteers and assists Pastor Alycia as needed. She has always enjoyed wearing many hats in her work, and is delighted to be a part of the PPMCC community.
Before coming to PPMCC, Bea taught high school math for 22 years followed by owning a small business, a yoga studio, that she lovingly ran for 10 years. Today she is happy to use the admin skills she has gained along the way in her position as office manager at PPMCC. Bea, her husband David, and mini-poodle Blue enjoy hiking and spending time with their new baby grandson.