The Rev. Rick Meyers, Interim Priest
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. There 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 came to Colorado in 1976. She and her wife, Joan, discovered Holy Comforter in 1989 and were in the first group of Stephen Ministers. After moving to Colorado Bookie earned her Ph.D. at University of Northern Colorado in 1998. Bookie is very active locally, as well as at the state and national levels. She does outreach through her professional organization, is a retired Associate Professor and Director of Admissions for the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Medical School, and 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: email@example.com
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: <a
Shelly Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Shelly 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.
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 the paid positions. Their responsibilities include maintaining the classrooms, the sanctuary, and 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 thirty-three years. She has two daughters and two 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 eight 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 ten when he began singing in the elementary school choir. By sixteen his church choir director started training him to conduct and lead worship.
After getting out of the Navy in 1978 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 ten to thirty 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, email@example.com.
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.