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.
the Rev. William Stanton, associate rector for Evangelism and Family Ministries
Born and raised in the north Metro-Denver area, 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.
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 at All Saints Episcopal Church (now Our Merciful Savior) in Denver, attending Intercession Episcopal Church in Thornton, 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.
Father Bill can be reached at (303) 466-2667 x 6
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 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!
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
ben ehrlich, organist
Born at Wright-Patterson AFB, but a native of Bainbridge, Georgia, I have studied organ with 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. I am active in the Denver area as an accompanist, working regularly with the choirs at Jefferson Jr./Sr. High, Sandoval Elementary, and the Young Voices of Colorado. My husband, Michael, works in environmental health.
Elizabeth Butler, Nursery Leader
Sarah Harrison, Nursery Attendant
Catherine Moyer, Nursery Attendant
Susan Wells, Nursery Attendant
Ali Finnegan, Nursery Attendant
Kelly Bell, Nursery Attendant
Hannah Grobe, Nursery Attendant
Vanessa Hebda, Nursery Attendant
clergy and Vestry
(Left to Right) Ben Ortiz, Katie King, Eric Butler, Molly Crispin, The Rev. Kim Seidman - Rector, The Rev. Linda Brown - Deacon, Jamie Rumsey-Senior Warden, Lena Sewell, Stan Stroud-Junior Warden, The Rev. Bill Stanton - Associate Rector, Geff Kempsell
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 are open to members. Jamie Rumsey is Senior Warden, and welcomes the opportunity to hear any questions or concerns.