Deployment & Clergy Transition

The Following is a list of congregations in Colorado that are in some part of the process of finding new clergy leadership; For more information about any of them, or the search process, please contact Ann Fleming, Missioner for Transition Ministry & Congregational Development, at

Deployment Recent Updates

  • St. Thomas, Denver – Rebecca Justice “Justi” Schunior has been called as rector, starts May 15
  • St. John’s, Ouray – Profile complete, receiving names
  • All Saints, Loveland –  Interviewing candidates
  • St. Matthias, Monument – Laura Beck has been called as rector
  • Mission Partnership of St. John’s, Granby and Trinity, Kremmling – Mark Ricker has been appointed  as  Priest in Charge
  • Wendy Huber is Partnership Vicar for Episcopal Churches in  Garfield County: St. Barnabas, Glenwood Springs, St. John’s, New Castle & All Saints, Battlement Mesa
  • Chapel of Our Saviour, Colorado Springs – David Dill is Priest in Charge,  starts February 13
  • Transfiguration, Vail – Emily Lukanich is assistant, started December 18
  • St. Stephen’s, Aurora – Larry Bradford is interim
  • Peace in Christ , Elizabeth – Interviewing candidates
  • Intercession, Thornton – Quirino Cornejo is assistant priest
  • St. Luke’s, Denver -Barbara Bassuener is interim.

Congregations and Clergy in Transition

  • St. Martha’s, Westminster – Stephen Wengrovius retiring July 1
  • Southern Partnership – Alex Howard retiring July 1st 
  • Southeastern Partnership  – Mary Hendricks retiring June 4th 
  • St. Martin-in-the -Field, Aurora – Jim Gilchrist retiring August 1st   
  • St. Luke’s, Denver – Working on profile
  • Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver -Interviewing candidates
  • Peace in Christ, Elizabeth – Interviewing
  • Grace, Buena Vista – Catherine Tran has been called as rector beginning in 2017
  • St. Gabriel’s, Cherry Hills Village – E J Rivet  is the  new assistant priest
  • St. Paul’s, Ft. Collins – Working on profile
  • St. Paul, Central City – Seeking long-term supply
  • St . James, Lake City – Receiving names

Celebration of New Ministry

  • March 25 – Bruce Swinehart, St. Mary Magdalene, Boulder
  • April 30 – Wendy Huber, St. Barnabas, Glenwood Springs, St. John’s, New  Castle & All Saints, Battlement Mesa
  • April 29 – Steve Hagerman, Partnership Vicar, St. Charles, Ft. Morgan & Prince of Peace, Sterling
  • May 6 – Debbie Shaw, St. Mark’s, Durango
  • May 21 – Mark Ricker, Partnership Vicar/Priest in Charge, St. John’s, Granby, Trinity, Kremmling
  • May 25 – Christy Shain-Hendricks,  Ascension and Holy Trinity,  Pueblo


Congregations Needing Assistant Priests