Leadership

Our Clergy

The Rev’d Elizabeth P. Randall, Rector

Elizabeth RandallElizabeth Randall came to St. Andrew’s in August 2009, just after St. Andrew’s moved back into its church home.  She is delighted to take her place in a community that values excellence in liturgy and music, understands meaningful and effective outreach to be an essential part of any faith community, and wants to see children and their families honored as vital members of the church.  These shared values, along with a sense that the St. Andrew’s community is caring and fun, led her to answer the call to be the rector of this growing church.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Smith College and Yale Divinity School.  She was ordained in the Diocese of Colorado in 1994 and served as Canon Educator and Cathedral Spiritual Director at St. John’s Cathedral until 2009.  Before that she taught at a New England boarding school, led wilderness trips, and lived and worked in Nicaragua.

Elizabeth is married to Alan Gottlieb, principal of the communications consulting firm Write.Edit.Think. Their daughter, Marian, is an artist who lives in Denver with her husband, architect Austin Pulford.

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The Rev’d Melissa L. Adzima, Associate

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Melissa Adzima began at St. Andrew’s in September 2014. Melissa graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA in 2008 and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA in 2011. She served a church in Erie, PA for three years until she and her husband Alan moved to Colorado in April 2014. She is excited to join this community, assist in pastoral care, and form a ministry to young adults.

Melissa and Alan, an electrical engineer at General Electric, have two cats and two dogs. They love exploring all that Colorado has to offer, and in any free time you’ll find them in the mountains.

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The Rev’d George P. Magnuson, Emeritus

George MagnusonGeorge Magnuson is a Priest of the Diocese currently serving as Assisting Priest at St. Andrew’s Church Denver. He served for many years as a Presbyterian minister, teaching at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, consulting with numerous church organizations, and as General Presbyter first in the Presbytery of The Peaks (VA) and then in Boston. Following his retirement and moving to Denver, he sought Holy Orders and was ordained by Bishop O’Neill of Colorado. His wife, the Rev’d Dr. Carrie Doehring, is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Iliff School of Theology.

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The Rev’d Elizabeth “Wib” Garfield, Deacon

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As deacons in The Episcopal Church hold jobs in the secular world, Wib is employed as a paralegal specializing in civil litigation with a private practice firm in downtown Denver.  Wib’s ministry focuses on seeking out those persons who have been displaced from their homes, families and community and this is lived out through the time she serves at Sacred Heart House and The Delores Project.  Additionally, as Deacon, Wib works to empower and support the outreach committee, the parish, and individuals discerning their personal calls to outreach ministry by providing access to resources available for those in need beyond the walls of St. Andrew’s.

Wib was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.  She obtained a degree in political science from Iowa State University.  She was ordained by Bishop O'Neill in 2007.

In addition to the time she spends in support of her ministry in the Denver community, she loves to knit (not so much to tink), cook, read, and spend time walking and playing with her dog Mabel.

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Our Staff

Timothy J. Krueger | Choirmaster

Timothy J. KruegerTimothy J. Krueger, Choirmaster at St. Andrew's, studied musicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder; the University of Hamburg, Germany; and the University of London's Royal Holloway College. He is the founder and artistic director of St. Martin's Chamber Choir, Colorado's first professional choir, with whom he has recorded twelve critically acclaimed CDs; and is on the musicology faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Formerly he was chorus master of the Boulder Bach Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, and has worked professionally with such ensembles as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Chicago a cappella, Vox Early Music Ensemble (Ann Arbor), Episcopal cathedral choirs such as St. John's in Denver and St. Paul's in Detroit, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Ars Nova Singers of Boulder.

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L. Zoe Cole | Minister to Children and Youth

Zoe Cole

Zoe Cole joined our community as Minister to Children and Youth in March, 2016.  She brings to this task broad experience in Christian formation with children and adults, and she has been a Godly Play teacher and consultant for many years. 

Zoe is also a lawyer who works part time as a municipal judge. She will continue to combine those duties with her half time work at St. Andrew's.

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Jeff Parrott | Parish Administrator

 

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Jeff brings to the St. Andrew’s staff thirty years of business management experience focused on four industries: hospitality, transportation and parking, facilities administration, and human resources governance. He grew up in Indiana where he attended Indiana University before completing his studies at Metropolitan State College of Denver.  Jeff and partner Jeff have made Denver their home for 34 years (with a few years in the Tampa, Florida area).  They enjoy hosting friends and family at their getaway home near the Great Sand Dunes National Park.  They are members of the St. Paul Community of Faith (Lutheran and Roman Catholic traditions) in downtown Denver.

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Ralph B. Valentine | Organist

Ralph Valentine | Organist

Ralph B. Valentine, Organist at St. Andrew's, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He began his teaching career at Rosemary Hall School in Greenwich, Connecticut, and moved with the school to Wallingford, Connecticut, when it merged with The Choate School in 1971. At Choate Rosemary Hall he was Head of Music, Choral Director, School Organist, and Instructor in Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, History, Composition, Organ, and Harpsichord for forty-two years. A past Dean of the New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Valentine also served as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew's Church in Stamford, St. Andrew's Church in Meriden, and for thirty-four years as the Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has been active as a recitalist, consultant, workshop leader, accompanist, and composer.

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Ingrid Anderson | Nursery Care Provider

IngridAnderson_Sm2Ingrid Anderson joined St. Andrew’s nursery care staff in January 2015. She hails from Berkeley, CA and Tuscon, AZ and has lived with her husband and two daughters in Denver since 2011. Ingrid is a yoga instructor and nanny and she enjoys knitting, hiking, and skiing as well as making music with friends.