Parish Clergy and Staff
Ordained as a Franciscan priest in 1980, Father Brian was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Denver by Archbishop Stafford in the 1990’s. At that time, he was pastor of St. James Parish in Denver. Father Brian is originally from Falls Church, Virginia near Washington D.C., but he has called Colorado home for over 35 years. Some of his favorite activities are: reading, hiking and planting in his garden.
Christina attended Assumption School long ago and has always felt like Assumption was her home parish. Growing up in Arvada, she moved to Conifer for 17 years then settled in the Thornton area in 2013. She is excited to be a part of the Assumption community. She has a well rounded background in human resources, accounts payable and over 25 years office experience. Christina enjoys racing a Dwarf car on the weekends to get her adrenaline pumping and spending quality time with her husband, Randy and their 3 children.
Born and raised in Durban, South Africa, Sandy graduated from Edgewood College of Education in Pinetown, South Africa in 1988. She taught in South Africa for over twelve years, emigrated to the US in 2001 and taught for seven years at Presentation of Our Lady in Denver. For four years, Sandy was the principal of Assumption School. Sandy and her husband Russell have 2 children both currently attending Catholic schools. Sandy enjoys the sincere sense of family and happiness that emanates from the students at Assumption School.
Tracy has been a Religious Educator at Assumption since 1977 when her oldest daughter started Kindergarten at Assumption School. Tracy and her husband, Randy with their 4 children have been registered parishioners at Assumption Parish since 2002. Tracy enjoys working with all ages of students and adults as the receive their Sacraments. Tracy and Randy both enjoy volunteering within the community and at Assumption School. They are also members of a Christian Motorcycle group and enjoy cooking together.
Randy and his wife, Gail, are the parents of five children. He has been involved with the parish since 1997 volunteering at the annual Bazaars along with other maintenance crews over the years. Randy has over 16 years experience in the building maintenance and building restoration industries. He has previously coached youth baseball and basketball. Randy enjoys riding various motorcycles in his free time.
Heather received her degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano and choral music from the University of Northern Colorado. She is the Director of Choirs and the Performing Arts Department Chair at Mountain Range High School. Heather directs multiple children’s choirs and is the artistic director for an arts organization that provides scholarships to young students of the arts and teaches composition and private piano lessons. Heather especially loves working with the wonderful Cantors and students at Assumption Parish.
Sarah is the product of Catholic education having attended it from preschool through graduate school. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and earned a Masters of Education through Notre Dame’s Alliance of Catholic Education teaching program. Sarah strongly believes in the mission of Catholic education and is happy to share this passion with Assumption. Sarah has served in the Archdiocese of Denver since 2005 – most recently as the Assistant Principal of Annunciation Catholic School. Sarah and her husband, Dan are the proud parents of one daughter.