Clergy & Staff

Clergy

We welcome the Rev. Dr. FW “Rick” Meyers as our new interim priest.

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: nancey@stbrigit.org

Paid Staff

Eileen Bisgard, Parish Administrator
Eileen is a retired attorney who has been a member of St. Brigit since it began. She has a degree in Sociology from Colorado State University and her JD from the University of Denver. Eileen served as Senior Warden of St. Brigit from 2009 through 2014. She is active on the boards of the two non-profit agencies, Brigit’s Bounty Community Resources and Brigit’s Village. She also serves around the state as a consultant in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Eileen spends much of her free time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening, reading, knitting, and building her doll house. In her role of Parish Administrator Eileen is responsible for oversight of St. Brigit’s building use, building and grounds maintenance in coordination with the Jr. Warden, check requests, equipment maintenance, and the hiring and managing of lay staff.
Phone: 720-208-0280 (church), 720-394-1525 (cell), E-Mail: admin@stbrigit.org

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.
E-mail: Rachel@stbrigit.org

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: bookkeeper@stbrigit.org

Volunteer Staff

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.

David has always believed that the message of Jesus can be proclaimed through song by any size group that sings for the glory of God. Email David@sol3.net, choir@stbrigit.org.

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: darin@stbrigit.org

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: peopleswarden@stbrigit.org
Laura Lewis: Member at Large
Peg Nelson: Bishop’s Warden
Nancy Trubee: Member at Large