Leadership

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.  
 


Board


DARREN ARMSTRONG, vice 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.


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.