Rev. Bradley Laurvick serves northwest Denver as pastor of Highlands United Methodist Church. His leadership, in the congregation and community, has built relationships, cared for families in need, and advocated for progressive changes in society.
Brad also works with the puppets of the “You Matter Zone” offering encouragement and support to hundreds of thousands of young adults on TikTok. The puppets offer creative and engaging presentations of social-emotional learning.
Brad believes in strong community partnerships and has served as the president of the West Highland Merchants Association and Vice President of the board of directors for Denver Urban Matters (DenUM). He is an active supporter of Reading Partners, Family Promise of Greater Denver, and Education Through Music Colorado. He has brought a plethora of community events to his neighborhood, from Taste of Highlands to Día de los Niños (in partnership with Latino Pride). As a community leader he has brought Child Assault Prevention Training, Bias Awareness Training, and community listening sessions to the neighborhood.
Brad and his wife Meghan have two DPS students. He and Meghan enjoy volunteering in the classroom and reading with their kids. His previous work experience includes community health education (CU, Boulder) and technology (Apple, Inc). He received his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (BS, ‘03) and his masters degree from the Iliff School of Theology (MDiv, ‘07). Brad enjoys yoga, cycling, and swimming as ways to care for himself. Most of the year, you’ll find him biking to and from board meetings.