PASTOR CLAIRE CASSELL Pastor Claire joined St. Andrew in June of 2016. Over the past 35 years, she has served in a variety of ministry settings including parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, chemical dependency treatment centers and Spiritual Direction. She also brings years of experience and passion working with the healing arts and is excited about shepherding St. Andrew in their vision to share their Healing Arts Center with the community.
MANDY BOMAR-TOWNEND - Organist/Pianist Mandy joined the staff at St. Andrew in 2013 as the organist/pianist. With a doctorate (DMA) in Piano Performance and Teaching, she shares a depth of talent and creativity in her musical gifts. She has studied Liturgical Organ since 1993 with Gwen Blumenschein. In addition to sharing her talent with St. Andrew, Mandy is a free lance accompanist throughout Colorado, working with several vocal ensembles including the Vocal Performance Department at Gateway High School and teaching at Rockley Educational Center.
MICHELLE UDY - Office Manager Michelle was born and raised in Arvada near Echter's Greenhouse and graduated from Arvada High School in 1995. She has a degree in Sociology and minor in Information and Management Systems. She brings prior experience in both the private sector and government contract work to the St. Andrew church office, as well as her experience running a busy home. She and her husband Dan have two children who are busy with school activities and sports. They also have three rescue dogs. Together they enjoy trips to Disneyland and visit the coast and beaches whenever possible.
KATHY EICHENBERGER - Choir Director Kathy’s love of music began in her hometown, Las Animas, Colorado, a small farming rich with musical opportunity. She began piano in 2nd grade, and in 4th grade joined band and choir. After high school, Kathy attended and graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa with a degree in Music Education, and earned her Masters Degree from Lesley University. She has enjoyed teaching general music in Denver Public Schools since 1995, belongs to the Colorado Music Educators Association, and sings soprano with the Columbine Chorale. She and her husband Brian married in 1980. They have two sons who live in the Denver area.