Dennis Kennedy, Supply Priest
Rev. Dennis Kennedy hails from St. Louis, but has lived in Denver since 1986. Ordained a Catholic priest in the Vincentian order in 1973, he taught in seminaries for almost 20 years, while also Director of the Catholic Justice & Peace Office in Denver in the 80's. He left the Roman priesthood, married his wife Mary in 1994, has a daughter Sarah and granddaughter Savannah. He worked in Denver non-profits for 20 years, and in 2016 was welcomed into the Episcopal priesthood. He has belonged to St. Barnabas as a member and pinch-preacher since 1997.
Patti Anderson Walter, 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.
Mary Erickson Interim Choir Director
In the eighth grade, my church music journey began at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish, South Dakota where I was the organist and choir accompanist until I went to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. After completing my degree in Music Education I taught public school music in Michigan, Ohio and Vermont. During these years I was often involved in church music as choir director or substitute organist. I moved to Denver in 1981 after completing my Master’s Degree in Music Therapy at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. In Denver a friend invited me to come to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and the music there had me hooked. I joined the Episcopal Church, sang in the choir, and later became the Assistant Organist and Choir Director. My husband Mike and I met in the St. Thomas Choir. From 1991-2000 I directed the St. Barnabas Church Choir. In the last few years I have been an Interim Choir Director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Aurora, at St. Thomas and at St Gabriel the Archangel in Englewood. I’m very happy to be back at St. Barnabas as the Interim Director.
Carole Tillotson, Organist
Carole has been playing piano since she was five and later learned organ, harp, bass clarinet, percussion, timpani and kazoo. Choir practice is her favorite time of the week. She teaches piano in her Lakewood home and also accompanies the Golden Concert Choir.