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. Mother 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 is 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, FaceTime-ing with her grandkids, kayaking on a local lake, taking photos, knitting or reading a good book.
Deacon Nadine Pope
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Deacon Nadine and her husband Rod moved to Colorado from Georgia in October and immediately made St Joseph their church home. Nadine officially began serving as our Deacon on the Feast of St. Joseph in March. She finds joy in and is most drawn to engagement with those who have mental health issues and individuals experiencing homelessness. She plans to become more involved as an advocate for affordable housing and access to health and behavioral health care for all. Nadine feels strongly that her role as a Deacon includes encouraging people, helping them to recognize their individual giftedness and boldly use their gifts to glorify God and further God's Kingdom on earth.
Deacon Nadine is bi-vocational. In addition to being a Perpetual Deacon, she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Nadine and Rod have one son, Zach, who is currently attending medical school in Memphis, TN, and will be attending Harvard later this year to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Health.
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: Eric Wirtz
My name is Eric Wirtz and this will be my second time as junior Warden.
I lived close to the church when it was being built and wondering what is that place, now I know.
Looking forward making St. Joseph a beautiful place to Worship.
Music Minister - Deborah Godsman
Deborah started playing the piano for Sunday School “Opening” while in elementary school and began studying organ with the church organist at the age of 12. Deborah has enjoyed a lifetime in church music, as a member of the Choir, accompanist for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and Substitute and Interim Organist. Deborah has served several churches as full-time Music Director/Organist, most recently, St. Laurence Episcopal Church, Conifer, Colorado and previously St. Luke Episcopal Church, Buffalo, Wyoming and has served as St. Joseph’s Interim Music Minister three times before accepting the position permanently. Before retirement from her “day job” Deborah was a CPA working in government finance. Deborah is married to Paul Godsman and they have four grown children and eight grandchildren.
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 two children; 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. She us pursing an advanced degree in Special Education.