Photos of Ascension

About Ascension

This Community is YOU!

Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, located in the Old Historic Northside of Pueblo, is YOUR neighborhood church. For over 125 years, people have gathered in a tradition of faith and worship to support the spiritual needs of families, children, and the entire community.
As a multi-generational church, at Ascension we celebrate the presence of God in our world and welcome people of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and spiritual needs. With a spirit of generosity and gratitude, we welcome you to join in our many fellowship activities.

The interior of Ascension Church Bishop's visit
A woman at a piano

Join With Us in Worship

As a loyal, welcoming Christian community, we gather for Sunday services and many other times throughout the week to feed the spiritual needs of everyone who joins us. Our mission is to engage all people in the wonder of our liturgy, holy scripture, and communion, to restore us to unity with God and each other. Let us join in celebration of written scripture and the love of God through prayer, music, and singing—in the many activities offered for you and your family.

Grow More in Your Faith

Go deeper into your faith journey with God through opportunities to learn and worship in community with others, including:

  • Sunday School Christian education for adults and children
  • Sunday Bible study and studies of other related books
  • Children’s Chapel services
  • Music worship groups including voice choirs and bell choir
A baptism
A recessional

Serving You and Our Community

Ascension Preschool Academy

  • Quality Christian education for children with an emphasis on service to preschoolers
  • Scholarships are available—currently, two-thirds of our students receive a full or partial scholarship to attend.

The Cooperative Care Center

  • An ecumenical organization formed to assist the needs of our Pueblo community
  • The Care Center is supported by the Ascension and Holy Trinity congregation via regular fund-raising drives, donations, and the contributions of volunteers.

Laundry Love

  • Washing of clothing for unhoused or other persons in need
  • Occurs two mornings a month at Excell Laundry on Abriendo Ave. in Pueblo

Relational Fellowship Community Opportunities

May through September: monthly women’s meetings—coffee and fellowship events scheduled at various locations

  • Men’s breakfast: occurs the first Saturday of every month (currently on hold)
  • May through September: monthly women’s meetings—coffee and fellowship events scheduled at various locations
Fellowship at Ascension

Our Rector

Father Steve preaching

Ascension is so pleased to welcome Father Steve Karcher and his wife Dana to our Parish.

Jesus was the ultimate servant, and servanthood informs my priestly work. A committed, visionary, entrepreneurial and engaged priest, and member of the Episcopal community, I’ve been blessed with a lifelong vocation to the priesthood.

Said to be a gifted speaker, I strive to be a faithful scholar, and an organized, patient leader, dedicated to conveying joy and meaning to church members and to the community at large. I enjoy working with all sorts of people, focussing on outreach, and spiritual prosperity. I’m passionate about working in and with diverse populations, and any persons in need

Father Steve and Dana

Staff and Vestry Members

Jan Parlett
Jan Parlett
Bookkeeper
Roni Rael
Roni Rael
Preschool Director
Roz White
Roz White
Parish Administrator
ascensionepiscopal3@gmail.com
Paul Plinske
Paul Plinske
Senior Warden
Stan Goodin
Stan Goodin
Junior Warden
Emily Sell
Emily Sell
Vestry Member and Social Media Coordinator
Mike Apker
Mike Apker
Treasurer
Aaron Armstrong
Aaron Armstrong
Vestry Member
Dave Cravens
Dave Cravens
Vestry Member
Jim Feickert
Jim Feickert
Vestry Member
Joanne Snyder
Joanne Snyder
Vestry Member
Mary Segall
Mary Segall
Vestry Member
Truly Johnson
Truly Johnson
Vestry Member
Ascension PK students

Ascension Preschool Academy

Ascension Preschool Academy's mission is to develops the strengths and interests of each individual child and to introduce a learning foundation. From language and literacy development to social skills and creative expression we provide each child the discovery and experiences that will enrich their character and help shape their future while providing a safe faith based nurturing environment.

Creative Curriculum, Alpha Tales Phonics, Math, Science, Music and Movement is all part of our day.
Contact at 1.719.404.0726 or visit us on Facebook

A map of Ascension

Our Location

420 W 18th St, Pueblo, CO 81003
Directions from the intersection I-25:
Take exit 99B from I-25, head west on 13th St.Follow W 13th St and N Grand Ave to your destination
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