Holy Comforter is an Episcopal congregation within the Diocese of Colorado. The Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church provide the organization and structure for our common life.
The Right Reverend Robert O'Neill is our Bishop and spiritual leader. He appoints our clergy and lay governing board. They work together to discern God's vision for our future and then direct the property and finances to make that vision a reality.
The Rev. Kim Seidman, Rector
When the accent gives me away and you ask where I'm from, I'll tell you I'm from Texas, but I got here as fast as I could. Colorado feels like home now, though some of my sports loyalties still lie in the South. The Episcopal Church is also an adopted home. Indebted to the Churches of Christ for my early faith formation, in graduate school I found my spiritual home in the Anglican tradition. Drawn to the beautiful liturgy and called to a sacramental ministry, I love being an Episcopal priest.
Called as the priest to Holy Comforter in 2010, I take the lead in preaching and teaching in our congregation. In the Broomfield community, I partner with religious and civic leaders as we collaborate to improve quality of life for our neighbors. For the Episcopal Church in Colorado, I serve as chair for the Commission on Ministry and co-chair for our deputation to General Convention.
Originally from Texas, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University, a Master of Divinity from Emory University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. An adult convert to the Episcopal tradition, I embrace the beautiful liturgy and sacramental ministry. My family loves living in Colorado, and we take every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.
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The Rev. William Stanton, Associate Priest
Born and raised in the north Metro-Denver area suburbs of Colorado, I spent much of my child/young adulthood (literally) tap dancing around Broomfield as a student and teacher in one of Broomfield’s dance studios. It is for this reason that I am both blessed and excited to find myself back in Broomfield serving at Holy Comforter as the Associate for Evangelism and Christian Formation.
Having lived in Colorado all of my life, I have made use of the State’s fine educational system, attending the University of Northern Colorado for my undergraduate education in Sociology, University of Denver, College of Law where I obtained my juris doctor degree, and Iliff School of Theology where I obtained my Master of Divinity. I am also a cradle Episcopalian, being baptized as an infant at All Saints Episcopal Church (now Our Merciful Savior) in Denver, attending Intercession Episcopal Church in Thornton for much of my adult church life, and serving as deacon at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Gunbarrel, before being ordained a priest in June of 2016.
I spend whatever free time I have in Frederick with my husband and our dog, Nikki, gardening, cooking and generally enjoying the life Colorado and our God has given us.
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The Rev. Linda Brown, Deacon
My husband, Jesse, and I live in Arvada and have been married for 40 years. I'm originally from the Washington, DC area and came to Colorado to attend CU Boulder and earn graduate degrees in the biological sciences. After graduate school I worked in the engineering and environmental consulting field which took us to various regions of the country. Upon retirement, I completed a theological degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver and was ordained.
My diaconal ministry includes serving at Holy Comforter, as general manager of the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center, on the Colorado Board of Examining Chaplains, and at St. Clare’s ministry for the homeless. Both Jesse and I are certified spiritual directors through Benet Hill Monastery and are Oblates in the Order of St. Benedict. I enjoy the great outdoors, especially fly-fishing on high mountain streams any chance we can get.
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Mary McIntire, Music Director
I have been the Music Director at Holy Comforter since 1993. I'm a native of Colorado and received my BS degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University. I've been teaching piano and voice to young students in the Westminster/Broomfield area since 1982. In addition to my work at the church and teaching I enjoy singing with the Alpine Chorale, knitting, quilting, and camping. My husband Joel and I have two daughters, Megan and Kara.
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John Murgel, Organist
I grew up in Beulah, Colorado, and got my start playing organ at the Beulah Community Methodist Church at the age of thirteen. I later played at St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo and was organist at Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ in Boulder while attending the University of Colorado, where I majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I was choir director and organist at St. Joseph Church in Fort Collins while completing graduate studies in Horticulture at Colorado State University. While at CSU I was able to formally study organ under Dr. Joel Bacon.
I am currently a gardener at the Denver Zoo.
Jackson Dreiling, Director of Administration and Communications
I am a life-long Coloradan. Raised in Estes Park, educated in Boulder and now reside in Westminster. Having built my career in the non-profit world at the YMCA; I feel at home at Holy Comforter, serving others. I am honored to take on the challenge of sharing our mission and faith with the greater community, in order to better serve and love God and neighbor.
My family have been members of Holy Comforter since 2013. My wife Jennie, is an inspiring woman and event florist. We have two boys, Joshua and Jack, who keep life fun!
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Marlene Stroud, Bookkeeper
Our lay governing board is called the Vestry, and members are appointed to terms up to three years. The Vestry is responsible for the finances and property of the church and ensuring compliance with Diocesan policies regarding children and youth. They work collaboratively with the clergy, staff and congregation to discern God's future priorities and work as a strategic planning team.
Eric Butler is Senior Warden, and welcomes the opportunity to hear any questions or concerns. He meets with Mother Kim at least monthly to pray and set the agenda for the upcoming meeting. Our meetings are open to parishioners, and minutes are available in the church office.