Rep. Boesencker joined the Colorado State House in 2021 to represent House District 53, which comprises the city of Fort Collins. He sits on the Appropriations, State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs, Legislative Audit, and Transportation, Housing & Local Government committees. He also serves as the Majority Co-Whip.
After serving as a music teacher at a Title I school, an independent musician, a stay-at-home dad, and a church musician, Rep. Boesenecker moved from Atlanta to Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife Stacey in 2009. His passion for justice & equity coupled with his love of grass-roots community organizing led him to invest deeply in his community and complete his Master’s Degree (M.Div.) from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO in 2013.
After completing his graduate studies, he was ordained as a minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Serving as a pastor and mission developer (church planter), he spent the past several years developing and launching open and affirming communities of faith in the form of house churches – working in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley to plant progressive, justice oriented communities of faith where all are welcome. At present, he is pleased to serve as the Director for Annual Giving & Stewardship at The Institute for Shipboard Education | Semester at Sea – raising funds for scholarships to empower students to broaden their horizons as they experience and learn from the rich diversity of the wider world.