We are open hearts, seeing Oneness in All.


Our ministry provides rich spiritual, educational and social opportunities for a global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Friends community in the spirit of unconditional love, oneness and joy.


Rev. Carol Wilke
Assistant Minister
LGBTQ+ Ministry

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Rev. Carol Wilke

Assistant Minister

Rev. Carol Wilke is a life changing transformational speaker, teacher, retreat facilitator and recovery coach. She is passionate about bringing hope and joy into the lives of all those she works with and supports in recovery.

With more than a decade of celebrated sobriety, Carol credits an important part of her recovery to the AA program. She holds two Masters Degrees; one in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute and the other in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is the Founder and Senior Minister for Heart, Mind & Spirit Recovery – a Center For Spiritual Living Focus Ministry.

Carol incorporates humor and lessons from her international travels, AA background and her own recovery journey to create heart-centered messages that are inclusive, instructive and inspirational. With her unique expertise as CEO of a conference planning company, she has the ability to create life-changing classes, retreats, workshops, symposia and large-scale conferences with deep transformational learning.

She has served on numerous national boards, and is a sought out advisor in New Thought church leadership and community growth.

Carol’s passionate message is one of empowering individuals to discover their authentic selves and intrinsic value as unique expressions of God. Her spiritual counseling, recovery ministry and experiential learning retreats and lectures incorporate spiritual practices and principles, sacred wisdom teachings, universal laws and powerful life skills to step into the next level of recovery.

Her Heart, Mind and Spirit Recovery Retreats offer experiential, life changing opportunities for expansion and growth, in a safe, nurturing environment.

Carol has a unique ability to create a sacred space for deep authentic exploration and personal transformation with real world drug and alcohol recovery issues. She has lived through the depths and bottom of alcohol addiction, and has dedicated her life to providing a path to an unshakable foundation in the next level of recovery.

To meet Carol is to know that she embodies hope, strength and compassion.

Education; Spirituality in Recovery Ministry; LGBTQ+ Ministry

LGBTQ+ Ministry

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

~ Lao Tzu

Events & Programs

We offer a range of incisive, relevant programs and events with guest speakers and experts, covering topics such as sexuality and spirituality, creating the best life and relationships, and moving to magnificence. Our popular events draw a diverse audience, and our annual gala, featuring top performers, is one of Metro Denver's premier LGBTQ+ events.

Some of our programs

  • Annual breakfast
  • Local and national speakers
  • Annual Healing Hearts Service
  • Personal growth and relationship workshops
  • Largest church presence in Denver PrideFest

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Connect With Us


Join us for a meaningful way to connect and create new friends and community. Wear comfortable shoes/clothing for a 30 – 40 minute hike around the beautiful lakes at Belmar Park where you will see a variety of birds, turtles and serenity.

We will meet at Lakewood Heritage Center, one block off Wadsworth Blvd at 9 a.m. We will leave our meeting spot at 9:10 a.m. after introductions and warm greetings.

9 – 11 a.m., Aug. 26, Belmar Park, Lakewood
More information on Meetup.

Join the LGBTQ+ Ministry at each of our monthly events. To get up to date information on all upcoming meet ups such as times, dates and locations and potential last minute changes please sign up at: Meetup

August 26
Gentle Walk at Belmar Lakes
9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Belmar Park

September 23
Picnic in the park and lawn games. Possible croquet.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Washington Park.
Specific location to be determined.

October 28
Bowling and Drinks
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Bowling Alley – South
Address and location to be determined closer to the date.

November 25
Gratitude gathering and grab bag white elephant exchange.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mile Hi Church

December TBD
Caroling and Cocoa with conversation.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Belmar Business Zone

Times and dates subject to change. Sign up on Meetup for up to date info.