Lead Pastor
Dan Buchert PastorDan@LaurelRidgeChurch.org
Dan has been the Pastor of Laurel Ridge Community Church since 1995. Dan started his ministry here prior to being the pastor, by serving as the Associate Pastor from 1991-1995. Dan has a wonderful wife, Tammy, and they have three sons (Brandon, Justin, and Steven). When Dan is not doing ministry, he enjoys baseball, surfing the internet, relaxing in whatever scenic place he can find and spending time with his family.
DanBAKERAssociate Pastor
Children’s Ministry
Dan joined the pastoral staff in 1999. Dan spent close to 25 years in engineering before changing careers to vocational ministry. Dan is married to Rhonda and they have 3 grown children (Candi, Jennifer, and Sandra). Dan and Rhonda also have 9 Grandchildren. When Dan is not doing ministry, he enjoys watching the Denver Broncos, building electric model trains, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren whenever possible.
Associate Pastor
Worship & Community Groups
Eric Schumacher
Eric joined the pastoral staff in February of 2013. Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from California Baptist University and completed a Master of Arts in Theology degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is married to Yvette, and they have two boys. In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and playing with his boys, reading, listening to and playing music, and traveling. His musical influences include: U2, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Crowder and Matt Redman.
Associate Pastor
Student Ministries
Brandon Buchert
Brandon graduated from William Jessup University in June of 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry and from Grand Canyon University in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Christian Leadership.  He is the oldest son of Pastor Dan and Tammy Buchert.  Brandon married Sierra in 2014. Brandon enjoys playing his guitars, playing Smash Bros Melee, fixing broken electronics, and spending time with his wife.

Administrative Assistant

Tammy Buchert


Preschool Director
Jenny Melton
Jenny has been our leader for our Preschool/Nursery department for the past decade. She is a volunteer who simply loves the little children! We are grateful for her years of service in this ministry.