The Rev. kim Seidman, rector
Called 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, I serve on the Joint Standing Committee for Program, Budget and Finance and as co-chair for the Colorado 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 Diploma in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. Drawn to the Anglican tradition for its beautiful liturgy and sacramental ministry, I love being an Episcopal priest. Colorado is our family's adopted home, and we take every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.
Mother Kim can be reached at (303) 466-2667 x 2.
jackson dreiling, director of administration & 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; I feel at home serving at Holy Comforter. 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!
Jackson can be reached at (303) 466-2667 x 3
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.
Mary can be reached at (303) 466-2667 x 5
marlene stroud, bookkeeper
I grew up in Buffalo, New York, spent some time in Cleveland, Ohio; but, found my true home in
Colorado. My husband Stan and I found Holy Comforter in 2010 and immediately became involved with
the Green Team; which, led to the start of the Broomfield Farmers’ Market. My experience in retail sales
and bookkeeping allowed me to set up a record keeping system for the Farmers’ Market and led to my
position as Bookkeeper at Holy Comforter. In my spare time I like to garden, and spend time in the great
outdoors here in beautiful Colorado with my children and grandchildren.
Marlene can be reached at (303) 466-2667 x 4
benjamin ehrlich, organist
Born at Wright-Patterson AFB, but a native of Bainbridge, Georgia, I have studied organ with Mark Coffey, Laura Ellis and Joseph Galema; and, piano with Annette Joe and Betty Sue Shepherd. I received my Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Florida and the Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. Since moving to Denver in 2009, I remain active in the metro area as an accompanist, working regularly with choirs and productions in multiple school districts. I am a Collaborative Pianist with the Young Voices of Colorado, accompanying the Treble Makers and Voice Male ensembles. Prior to joining the Holy Comforter staff, I served as Associate Music Director for First Plymouth UCC in Englewood, CO, and Organist at First UMC, Gainesville, Florida. A past Dean of the Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter, I continue my work with the local organ guild as Calendar Coordinator. My husband, Michael, is a licensed esthetician.
NATALIE KELLER, YOUTH LEADER
I am a born and raised Colorado Episcopalian! Originally from Colorado Springs I was called to Broomfield in 2017 to pursue teaching and performing circus arts and found God calling me to Holy Comforter. I started working with church youth in 2015 while getting my undergrad for circus arts in the U.K.. Since then, working with youth and seeing them grow in God has been a passion of mine. I completed the FORMA Youth Certificate program in autumn 2017 and became an NASM certified personal trainer in summer 2018. I love God, movement, circus, hiking, skiing, baking and exploring God's world with my long-time boyfriend John and our two Australian Shepherds Ollie and Jubilee.
Natalie can be reached at (303) 466-2667 x 6
Cassidy Bonifas, Nursery Leader
Kelly Bell, Nursery Attendant
Ali Finnegan, Nursery Attendant
Hannah Grobe, Nursery Attendant
Sarah Harrison, Nursery Attendant
Vanessa Hebda, Nursery Attendant
Catherine Moyer, Nursery Attendant
Susan Wells, Nursery Attendant
Our lay governing board is called the Vestry, and members are appointed to staggered three year terms. The Vestry is the lawful board of directors of Holy Comforter, an ecclesiastical non-profit corporation as defined by the laws of the State of Colorado and the canons of the Episcopal Church. Stewardship includes the supervision and disposition of the temporal assets of the parish: revenues, expenditures, investments, real property, and equipment. The Vestry plays a critical role in the discernment of God’s will for the congregation, and joins with the Clergy and Executive Team in articulating and implementing the mission and vision. As such, the Vestry sets policy and provides leadership.
The vestry meets monthly and meetings are open to members. Jamie Rumsey leads the Vestry as Senior Warden, and welcomes the opportunity to hear any questions or concerns.