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.
ALAINA DE BELLEVUE - Organist/Pianist Alaina de Bellevue is a pianist and organist residing in Boulder. In the fall she will begin an Artist Diploma in vocal coaching, focusing on opera repertoire. She recently served on the faculty at Colorado State University as a coach for the Ralph Opera Center, and is the resident coach for James Madison University's German Singer Sommer in Freiburg, Germany. Alaina is also active as an orchestral pianist, appearing with the Fort Collins Symphony, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and Front Range Chamber Orchestra, among others. She has performed extensively in Germany and Switzerland, collaborating with vocal and instrumental artists. Previously, she held pianist-coach positions with Opera Colorado and Boulder Opera. In her free time she enjoys cycling, yoga, hiking, and learning to play fiddle and accordion.
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.