Rebecca Crummey, Executive Director of Colorado Episcopal Service Corps & Program Director of St. Columba House
The Reverend Canon Rebecca Crummey, Program Director, is also the Vicar at the Episcopal Church of Saint Peter and Saint Mary. She is delighted that her passion for community organizing and re-imagining the church is being fed by The Colorado Episcopal Service Corps. She grew up in Illinois, and has lived in Colorado for ten years, and feels like it is home. Besides organizing church people Rebecca is a certified yoga instructor, loves to cook and reads a lot. She and her husband Rick Morris love spending time in the mountains and hanging out with their many nieces and nephews.
Catie Greene-Robertson, Centennial House Director
The Reverend Catie Greene Robertson also serves as the Associate for Young Adult and Youth Ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She loves engaging in ministry with people beyond buildings, especially when it takes her to hiking trails and ski slopes. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has Colorado family associations going back six generations. She originally moved to Steamboat Springs following her graduation from the University of California, San Diego in 1994, spending a ski season working on the mountain, and is delighted to have returned this past June as the director of Centennial House. She feels it is a perfect fit for her passions for the church, the outdoors, and young people. Catie was ordained a priest in 2002, and has served in congregations and diocesan organizations in California and Colorado, most recently as the Faith Formation Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado for the past 6 years. She is married to Kevin Robertson and they have four furry children – a dog, Bella, and three cats, Sasha, Rocky and Isis.
Monica parra, Executive assistant
Monica Parra worked with the non profit organization Jubilee Consortium in Los Angeles, CA for 3 years. She was an assistant to the Episcopal Urban Intern Program Director as well as a ballet teacher and fitness instructor for classes the program provided in low income communities. She relocated to Denver, CO in 2016 and began working with the Colorado Episcopal Service Corps. Monica also works for The Colorado Ballet as an Outreach Instructor and the Education Programs Coordinator. Monica is excited to continue working with people with such creativity, graciousness and passion.
DARREN ARMSTRONG, president
Relatively new to the Diocese of Colorado, Darren is a life long member of the Episcopal Church and has held a variety of positions and participated in a number of activities, on both a parish and diocesan level in the past.
He was born in England and spent his childhood as a member of a military family, which meant that he lived in quite a few places growing up. He graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona and spent 33 years in California before coming to Colorado in 2011. While in California, he was active in the Diocese of Los Angeles at Grace Church, Glendora and Holy Trinity, Covina. He served as member of the Diocesan Program on Youth and was a past President of the Diocesan chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. On a parish level, he has served as a vestry member, lector and choir member as well as a salaried Youth Minister. He is presently a member at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Denver, where he serves as Junior Warden and remains active in a variety of activities on both a parish and diocesan level. Darren also currently serves as a member of the Diocesan Commission on Ministry as well as holding s position in the High Plains Region Executive Board. He has also been a musician for St. Clare’s Ministries.
He has spent his career working in both retail management and employee training and development, most recently with Apple Inc. He has been responsible for creating, monitoring and managing multi-million dollar budgets for most of his career. He is particularly drawn to diversity outreach and Young Adult ministry, believing that these are two areas in which the Church is waiting to explode in a meaningful way.
Jason long, treasurer
The Rev. Rebecca Crummey, director, Colorado ESC
The Rev. Rebecca Crummey, director, is also the vicar at the Episcopal Church of Saint Peter and Saint Mary. She is delighted that her passion for community organizing and reimagining the church is being fed by the Colorado Episcopal Service Corps. She grew up in Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a BA in French and a Master’s degree in Higher Education, she finally figured out her call and went to Seabury-Western Seminary in Chicago to become a priest. She has lived in Colorado for ten years, and feels like it is home. Besides organizing church people, Rebecca is a certified yoga instructor, loves to cook, and reads a lot. She and her husband, Rick Morris, love to spend time in the mountains and with their many nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Catie Greene Robertson, program director, Centennial House, Steamboat Springs
The Rev. Catie Greene Robertson also serves as the Associate for Young Adult and Youth Ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She loves engaging in ministry with people beyond buildings, especially when it takes her to hiking trails and ski slopes. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has Colorado family associations going back six generations. She originally moved to Steamboat Springs following her graduation from the University of California, San Diego in 1994, spending a ski season working on the mountain, and is delighted to have returned this past June as the director of Centennial House. She feels it is a perfect fit for her passions for the church, the outdoors, and young people. Catie was ordained a priest in 2002, and has served in congregations and diocesan organizations in California and Colorado, most recently as the Faith Formation Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado for the past 6 years. She is married to Kevin Robertson and they have four furry children – a dog, Bella, and three cats, Sasha, Rocky and Isis.
Rev. Will Fisher, an alumnus of the Episcopal Service Core in Los Angeles, begins his second year of service on the board. He currently serves as the vicar at St. Peter's in the Valley, Basalt. With his wife, daughter, and dog, he lives in Basalt and enjoys trail running, climbing, and ski mountaineering. He completed his seminary at General and his undergrad at Brown.
Marilyn Newell, board member
Marilyn Shepard Newell joined the Board in September 2014. She is a now a resident of Denver after twenty years in Colorado Springs. Marilyn participated with a group at Grace and St. Stephen’s in Colorado Springs which strategized the possibility of establishing a future ESC community there, so her enthusiasm for the effort has already been kindled. She is eager to contribute organizational and fund-raising skills to our program. She vows to combine these skills with a dedicated and fearless effort to assure sustainability for the program.
Marilyn’s professional career has included 25+ years in investment banking and 15+ years in residential real estate sales.
Although not a cradle Episcopalian (she was reared in the Methodist Church in Virginia), Marilyn was confirmed at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in 1977. She was a vestry member in two California parishes and was co-chair of the 2012 Stewardship effort at Grace and St. Stephen’s.
Marilyn passionately supports efforts to re-affirm the commitment of young adults to walk confidently and prayerfully in the world as Christian Episcopalians.
Rick Wodnik, board member
Rick Wodnik is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and was the chairman of the Steering Committee which culminated in establishing the Centennial House at St. Paul’s. His ongoing involvement with the ESC program centers on making it a significant part of the lives of the Service Corps members, the parish, and the Steamboat community. Rick was born and raised in Montana, where he graduated from Montana State University and met his wife, Elsie. Although raised in another Christian tradition, Rick found a home in the Episcopal Church, where he and Elsie were married 41 years ago. Over the years they have been active members in a number of Episcopal churches in Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. They have three married children and four grand children. Two of their children and three of their grandchildren live in Steamboat, which made it the obvious choice as a place to “retire.” After a 35 year career with an integrated oil company, Rick now works from his home as a consultant to an engineering company in Houston. Elsie is the administrative assistant at St. Paul’s Church.
TAMMY CAMPBELL, board Member
Tammy Campbell is a member of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver and a native of Colorado. She is senior compliance counsel with Finastra, a global financial services technology company. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and her juris doctorate from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Tammy “married” into the Episcopal Church in 1996. Her late husband, a life-long member of the Cathedral, was laid to rest in All Souls’ Walk in 2009. Tammy has received tremendous spiritual support from the church over the years, and she welcomes this opportunity to work with the service corps. She and her teenage son are avid travelers and the proud guardians of Lucy, an 80-pound golden-doodle.
michelle vieira, board Member
Michelle Vieira is on staff at Saint John's Cathedral. She was born and raised in Arizona but has been in Colorado for 23 years. Michelle was first introduced to ESC during the Diocesan Convention in Colorado and ever since was interested in working with Service Corps members in a way that would help expand their presence in other churches in the Diocese of Colorado. Although not raised in the Episcopal Church, she had found comfort in its tradition and continues to explore her faith. Michelle is an Army Veteran and devoted mother to a United States Marine. Things she enjoys in life are spending time with friends, hiking and enjoying Denver sports teams and her relationship with God.
esther ou, board member
Esther Ou is a proud Colorado ESC alum from 2016-2017. She grew up with a desire to explore and revel in God's creation. Her personal faith journey has her pondering the tough questions of purpose, hope, love, and grace, but she finds divine encouragement in her Christian roots. Inspired by the ways ESC has impacted her personal development, she wanted to establish a strong alumni presence and community, resulting in her first year on the Board. Although originally from Massachusetts, Esther fell in love with the mountains and found an job opportunity to stay/live here. She enjoys dabbling in the arts, hiking, human relationships, laughter and apple cider donuts.
K.C. Veio, Board Member
After 13 years of working at large law firms, including nearly 10 years at Brownstein Hyatt & Farber where he was Chair of the Public Finance Department, in June of 2004, Veio co-founded Kline Alvarado Veio, P.C. with long-time friends and colleagues, Brent Kline and Rob Alvarado. Their firm specializes in representing commercial and public sector clients in various transactional contexts, including tax-exempt financings.
In addition to his professional work, Veio enjoys giving back to the community that has given him so much. Governor Bill Owens twice appointed him to the Board of the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority with Governor Bill Ritter reappointing Veio to that Board. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper appointed him to be a Commissioner of the Denver Public Library (where he eventually served two years as President of the Library Commission). Mayor Guillermo Vidal appointed Veio to serve on the Denver Planning Board, a position he held until 2014 when Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Veio to serve as a Commissioner of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority.
Veio resigned his position with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority in February of 2018 to accept an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Denver Health Foundation (www.denverhealthfoundation.org) , a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the broad mission of Denver Health. Veio also serves on the Board of Directors of the Denver Scholarship Foundation (www.denverscholarship.org).
A native of Denver, Veio lives in the city with his partner, David Orlovsky.