PASTOR BONITA BOCK We have welcomed Pastor Bonita to St. Andrew to be a partner in ministry through mid-summer. Rev. Bonita Bock was a faculty member of the Religion Dept of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, deployed to be the Co-Director of Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado from 1991-2018, where she taught religion courses and oversaw student internships. Simultaneously, she was adjunct faculty at Iliff School of Theology, also working with seminary interns. A former Iliff student is the proprietor of Capital Tea where Bonita currently enjoys and participates in the para-church ministry of that environment during a couple of shifts each week. Previous to co-directing WW, she was Founding Director of the faith based non-profit The Urban Servant Corps, a ministry of the ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod. She also served a number of years as a parish pastor in Baker, Montana, before moving to Denver. Bonita is a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Capitol Hill. She serves as a member of the Multifaith Leadership Forum, and is on the board of the Multicultural Mosaic Foundation. She has two grown children living in Colorado Springs and Los Angeles.
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.
MARY ANN "SAMMIE" BRADLEY - Office Manager Sammie joined the St. Andrew staff in 2018. She is a Colorado native and graduated from CSU with a BS degree in Health and Human Services. She worked for several years in Fort Collins in the Aquatics Division and in Older Adult Recreation and Services. For 18 years, she was the Director of Senior Services and Recreation for the City of Lafayette. She has also taught adult fitness classes while raising twin daughters with her husband. Together they like to ski, swim, and bike. They are also active members in our sister congregation, Advent Lutheran, in Westminster. Her nickname, Sammie, comes from her Dad. And she is in good company with her sisters, who are nicknamed Turtle and Bunk.