Johan is our lead pastor, overseeing our team and vision. As one of our founders, Johan’s passion is to see a church that is fully alive and pursuing God’s presence and heart for our community. As a Colombian native who moved to the United States in 2006, Johan brings a balanced heartbeat between grace and truth in his teachings and pastoral style, as well as integrating cultures in the mission of God. Johan and his wife Ashley are also the founders of Kambio, a non-profit serving the underprivileged in Colombia. Johan enjoys salsa music, playing the guitar, watching soccer, and spending quality time with Ashley and three daughters, Alessandra, Sophia and Daniella.
Michelle Cazas "Misha"
Associate Pastor of Outreach and community care
Michelle is responsible for WCI outreach to our community. Prior to moving and attending Denver Seminary in 2017, Michelle spent many years working directly with those in extreme poverty in Bolivia. She has experience with church planting, missionary work with local and foreign churches in Latin America, North America, and Europe, and with big organizations like Samaritan’s Purse. Misha’s life goal is to bring equality for those who are marginalized and disadvantaged through the power of the Gospel and it’s clear Social Justice message. Misha brings a unique perspective to the team, both with her Latin American background and her North American Masters education.
Cindy Del Hierro
Associate Pastor of Counseling and soul care
Cindy is responsible for the various aspects of our hospitality ministry and also provides spiritual formation and care. She is passionate about building a church that is a true community and seeing the church collaborating with other organization for the good of the city. Before planting Westside, Cindy and her husband Jude co-planted an inner city church in Denver. They are also the founders of Confluence Ministries, connecting the church and organization to serve locally and globally through community impact.