About Us

GCC Board Members

The Armory has been a landmark in Golden for over 100 years; at various times housing the Engineering Corps, gun range, dance hall, event center, post office, businesses, and service clubs. Currently it is home to Café 13, Connects Workspace Golden, and 18 residential units.

Calvary Episcopal Church of Golden, CO, purchased the historic Armory Building in July 2014. Shortly after the purchase, the non-profit Golden Community Commons (GCC) was formed with the intent to facilitate partnerships that serve the well-being of the Golden community. GCC hosted several Community Conversations in September and October, 2014, to hear from stakeholders and residents regarding current and potential efforts to build community in Golden, and how the Armory may be of service in further bolstering this work.

Come out and enjoy the Golden Cruise, a family-friendly bicycle cruise hosted each summer by GCC. Join fellow riders on the last Tuesday of each month from May through September, and ride the wonderful bike paths of Golden with amazing musicians and local brews!  

The following board members contribute their time to support the mission of GCC. If you are interested in joining the GCC board, please send an email to goldencommunitycommons@gmail.com.

Peter Ewers, President
Peter founded Ewers Architecture in 1998 and his firm has been located in a renovated historic schoolhouse since 2000.  His architectural passion has always been sustainable design and making beauty out of chaos.  Peter enjoys being a part of the Golden community and has served on the Golden Planning Commission, Golden Landmarks Association board, Golden Pioneer Museum board, Faith Lutheran Church council, and Foothills Art Center facilities committee.  Peter also enjoys running, other outdoor explorations, and traveling.

Tim Phenna
Tim Phenna is Associate Pastor at Calvary Church, Golden. Born and raised in the UK, Tim first came to the USA in 1991 to marry Alisa, moving from London to Little Rock, AR, which is the definition of culture shock! He and his family moved to Golden in 2004; Alisa teaches 4th grade students for JeffCo schools and their three young-adult children, who all attended Golden High School, are at various stages of leaving home.

Jill Powers, Secretary
Jill has been a resident of Golden, CO, for 32 years; 29 of those as a member of Calvary Church. She and her husband raised three children, all of whom attended Jeffco public schools, and she has served the community as staff for GURA, member of EDComm and Golden Planning Commission, and President of Shelton PTSA. Currently she works part-time at the Boettcher Mansion.

Dixie Termin

Dan Thoemke
Dan grew up in Golden, Colorado where he and his wife Jen were high school sweethearts and later married. They have 4 children.   Dan is the Executive Director of Community Faith in Action, Community Pastor at Hillside Community Church and Chaplain for the Golden Police Department.