John Wengrovius, Interim Rector
John is a native of Colorado and graduated with a M.Div. from Nashotah House in 1977. During his first 10 years of priestly ministry, he served in family and pastoral size churches in Colorado and, for three years, in the Diocese of Southern Malaŵi on the faculty of the Zomba Theological College. In May 1988, he was installed as the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden, CO, where he led the congregation from being a pastoral size congregation through the transition into a program size parish. When John retired in May 2016, Calvary was a small resource size congregation with an average of close to 400 weekend worshippers. John and Ruth have been married 41 years and have three grown children and six grandchildren.
And a partridge and a pear tree.
Patti Anderson, Interim Associate
Patti Anderson has her M.Div. and Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary. She comes to St. Barnabas with 30 years of ministry experience in the Presbyterian Church. Having returned to her Episcopal faith in which she grew up, she began serving St. Barnabas as the Pastoral Care Associate and now serves as the Interim Associate. Patti is passionate about developing community, leading groups into a deeper life of faith and service, and working within a team. And, she loves St. Barnabas! Patti has three beautiful daughters who are married and a cat named Scout.
Carol Anderson, Parish Administrator
Carol is not a native of Colorado, but transplant from the East Coast. She started as the Parish Administrator at St. Barnabas in May 2007. Her background is in psychology with a graduate degree in Transpersonal Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Most of her life she has been interested in spirituality and healing. Through travels near and far, particularly in the East, she has been privileged to observe and study many different cultures in their search for Unity of Spirit.
David Bell, Choir Director & Interim Youth Group Coordinator
David Bell is a conductor and composer native to Denver. In 2004, he became the director of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church choir. In addition to the weekly anthems, psalms, and service music, he has led them in performances of major works by Schubert, Poulenc, Pärt, Fauré, Rutter, and others. As a composer, Mr. Bell has written numerous choral works, songs, chamber pieces, and orchestral works. The St. Barnabas Choir has premiered several of his choral works over the years, and enjoys his expertise and good humor.