Rector: Rev. Michele Quinn, TSSF
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Mother Michele is our rector. She has been at St. Joseph since Nov. 23, 2008. Her passion in the church is Liturgy and Faith Formation. It is the natural way she combines her education background with her love of the stories of scripture. Michele has opened the doors of the church to our children and youth in new and exciting ways. She also brings with her an awareness of the mystery and awe of the world we live in – God’s world. Everyone from the youngest among us to the eldest is invited to participate in whatever ways are possible as we gather around God’s table. Our liturgy, she insists, is what we have to offer this world. Through our worship together we can renew and restore our relationship with God and each other. She has recently made a life profession to the Third Order of St. Francis (TSSF).
When Mother Michele is not at church you can find her planing her next trip to Italy, kayaking on a local lake, taking photos, knitting or reading a good book.
Senior Warden: Sarah Ellis
My husband, Craig, and I both grew up in Louisiana. Our family moved to Colorado in ’79 and immediately feel in love with everything the front range has to offer.
I graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Music Business and over the years have served in several different churches as their Music Director. Currently, I sing in the choir at St. Joseph, am one of the parish’s lay Eucharistic Visitors, and serve on the Community Care Team.
It is my pleasure and good fortune to have found my church home among the wonderful, caring people that choose to worship at St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Lakewood, CO.
Junior Warden: Allen Mobley
After returning to Colorado in late 2009 my wife, Carol, and I visited a number of churches in the Lakewood area. From our very first visit we found St. Joseph Episcopal a welcoming church with caring people, an open mind to changing attitudes towards religion and spirituality and commitment to the community. I first became active with the Building and Grounds Committee because I enjoy working in the yard and building maintenance. I later accepted the opportunity for my first 3-year term on the Vestry. All I can say is, “what a learning and growing experience”. I have served as Chairman of the Men’s Group and stayed involved in various activities around the church. I am now in my second term on the Vestry and share responsibility as Chairman of Building and Grounds. Working in and around St. Joseph is truly a labor of love and always leaves me with a feeling of fulfillment.
I was born and raised in California. I am now retired after 36 years of selling medical products and equipment. I have lived in a number of states but really feel most at home in Colorado. Carol and I enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, travel and a variety of volunteer activities.
Junior Warden: Mike McCleary
I moved to Colorado in 1981 with my wife Marsha and our 9 month old son Tim. Our daughter Lauren came along two years later. We came to St. Joseph’s because it was close to home but stayed for all these years because of the people at St. Joseph’s. Coming to church and partaking in events became an important part of our family life. They say it takes a village to raise a child and St. Joseph’s was part of the village for our family.
This is my first stint as Junior Warden and I’m very happy that Allen and I share this position of managing our church building and grounds. Prior to this, I have been the St. Joseph Treasurer three times for a total of eleven years. I have served on the Finance Committee for more years than I can remember and currently serve as the Finance Committee Chair. This is my second time being on the Vestry but it has been close to 30 years since the first time.
Marsha and I are both retired and enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren and travelling the US and beyond.
Music Director: Thomas E. Brumley, B.M.,M.M.,AGO
Thomas Brumley is the Music Director at St. Joseph. A native Texan and holder of both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from the University of Texas, Tom is the most recent addition to the staff at St. Joseph. He brings with him many years of experience as a public school music teacher and as an organist and choirmaster in many churches in Texas, Ohio and Denver. Tom is committed to the fact that music is an integral part of the worship experience and invites all people to participate in worship through music regardless of age.
Nursery Supervisor: Patty Textor
Patty grew up in San Diego, CA and attended the University of Iowa where she received a B.A. in Liberals Arts (Psychology). After college she lived in Scottsdale, AZ for a year and a half before moving to Denver in 2003. She has a husband, Robert who is a chef, daughter, Laura and a son, Clinton. She also has two dogs, Belle and Prince. She enjoys figure skating and she also teaches it at The University of Denver. Prior to staying at home with her daughter, she worked in the property management field with an emphasis on bookkeeping and accounting.