F. W. Rick Meyers is an Episcopal priest and Transpersonal psychologist who has spent a lifetime exploring Life’s great mysteries. He’s a husband, father and grandfather who’s sat in ceremony, retreat, prayer, meditation and integral action with a global community of fellow travelers. He was born and raised in a small town in Michigan and was schooled by his nuclear and extended family at Meyers Service Station which was founded in 1927 and remains today. Here he learned the way of soulful service.
He earned a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees and a doctorate in psychology, education, theology, spirituality and counseling. He’s worked as a laborer, rancher, business owner, parish priest, college professor, town councilman, consultant, psychotherapist, executive director and spiritual guide. He’s written an award winning novel, produced a musical album, trained dogs, horses and even people. He sees himself as a global citizen who has his head in the earth and his feet in the clouds. He calls himself a Contemplative Artist and Soul Friend. visit fwrickmeyers.com.
The Rev. Nancey Johnson Bookstein, Deacon
Nancey Johnson Bookstein (“Bookie”) grew up in Albany, New York, went to college in Boston, received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, and finally got to Colorado in 1976. She and Joan discovered Holy Comforter in 1989 and were in the first group of Stephen Ministers. She received her Ph.D. at University of Northern Colorado in 1998. Bookie has been active locally, as well as at the state and national levels in her professional organization and is retired Associate Professor and Director of Admissions for the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Medical School. She also serves on the Admissions Committee for the Medical School and for the Master’s Program in Human Anatomy at Anschutz Medical Campus. She teaches medical students, Physician Assistant students, PT students, and Master’s in Anatomy students.
Bookie was admitted as a Postulant for Holy Orders in May 2008. Serving a term as President of the Board of Directors for St Benedict Health and Healing Ministry, she continues to provide physical therapy to the homeless through that organization. She was the Worship Ministry leader at Holy Comforter for several years and is a Eucharistic Minister and a Eucharistic Visitor. A member of the Green Team, Bookie was on the ground floor of helping make the Farmers’ Market at Holy Comforter a reality.
Phone: 303 918 9110, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 720-208-0280 (church), 720-394-1525 (cell), E-Mail: email@example.com
Rachel Pound, Administrative Assistant
Rachel assists with a variety of administrative tasks for the congregation like putting together the weekly bulletin, putting together and sending out the Weekly E-Mail Update, overseeing the production of the monthly newsletter (The Celtic Courier), and a variety of other tasks. Rachel is also the coordinator of Brigit’s Bounty Community Resources.
David and Shelly Arnold, Sextons
David and Shelly Arnold serve as the sextons, or maintenance team, for St. Brigit. They donate many hours in addition to their paid positions and they are responsible for the majority of the landscaping around the church and labyrinth. Email: David @sol3.net, Shelly@sol3.net
Marlene Stroud, Bookkeeper
Marlene has lived in Broomfield for 33 years and has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. When she is not crunching numbers, you will find her in her garden, on a bike ride or camping. One of her gifts from God is a love of numbers and spreadsheets. She has been able to use this gift to help the Broomfield Farmers’ Market through 8 market seasons so far. She is also the bookkeeper at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. She says that for her to be able to use both her love of numbers and her faith in God to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth is an amazing blessing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Arnold, Choir Director
David’s love of choral music began at age 10 when he began singing in the elementary school choir. By 16 his church choir director started training him to conduct and lead worship.
After getting out of the Navy in ’78 he started work on a music degree with the emphasis in choral conducting.
Since then, David has been a worship leader and choir director for several churches in different denominations. He has worked with mainly small choirs with 10-30 members.
Darin Manica, Music Director
Darin has been the pianist at St. Brigit since we began our weekly worship services. Darin holds piano performance degrees from UMKC and the University of Colorado and taught on the faculty at Colorado State University. Darin has been the featured guest artist with the Middle Tennessee Symphony, Timberline Symphony, Gonzaga University Orchestra and the Loveland Chamber Orchestra playing the works of Prokofiev, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Finzi and Liszt. Darin is employed as a software engineer and you can find him during his free time enjoying cooking for others, spending time with family or picking up and learning some new and interesting instrument.
Phone: 303-596-8264 (cell), E-mail: email@example.com
St. Brigit’s Bishop’s Committee
The Bishop’s Committee is like a board of directors for the church. These are lay leaders in our community charged with prayerfully setting direction, strategy and goals and assisting with the business of the church. The Bishop’s Committee is the “special congregation” equivalent to a vestry. The current Bishop’s Committee members at St. Brigit are:
Eileen Bisgard: Clerk
The Rev. Nancey Bookstein: Deacon
Megan Hawkins: Member at Large
Paul Kelly: Treasurer
Susan Kirmaier: People’s Warden, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Lewis: Member at Large
Peg Nelson: Bishop’s Warden
Nancy Trubee: Member at Large