Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Elizabeth plans, organizes, and implements retreats and camps for the Episcopal youth of Colorado to help them develop and deepen their faith. She also works to connect youth leaders from around the diocese so they can encourage, strengthen, and learn from one another.
She is a graduate of UNC (Greeley, not Chapel Hill) and is a Colorado native. Elizabeth has served as the youth pastor at Trinity Greeley for the past nine years. Before taking on the position with the Faith Formation team, she was contracted to plan and run the biannual Quest retreats for the diocese. She also served as the female leader for the inaugural COYLI class and walked the Camino de Santiago with the group last summer.
Elizabeth lives in Highlands Ranch with her new husband, Mike, and their golden retriever, Kaniah. Outside of work, she enjoys working with stained glass, knitting, and gardening.
Contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth@EpiscopalColorado.org if you
- Have questions or would like more information about Quest, the biannual retreat for middle and high school students.
- Are interested in applying for a staff position for one of our summer camps.
- Are a youth leader and want to connect with other leaders or have questions about the biz.
Phone: 303-837-1173, ext. 2029
Coordinator for Diocesan Events & Digital Communications
Tracy coordinates diocesan events and digital communications for the Faith Formation team, with the goal of facilitating and improving the sharing of event- and formation-related information between the Office of Faith Formation and the 116 congregations across the state of Colorado.
She comes to the team from St. Gabriel the Archangel in south Denver, where she is a parishioner of many years and served on staff overseeing the children, youth, and family ministry. She enjoys teaching Godly Play and supporting people of all ages on their faith journeys.
A native Michigander, Tracy graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in German Language and Literature, and has spent much of her career writing and editing for organizations across a variety of sectors. She lives in south Denver with her husband, James, and daughter, Holly. Outside of work she likes flower gardening, outdoor adventures, and trying to visit all 50 states with her family.
Contact Tracy at Tracy@EpiscopalColorado.org if you:
- Are seeking information about Faith Formation events or how to register
- Have specific needs and would like the support of the Faith Formation team
- Have questions about Cathedral Ridge
Diocesan Coordinator, Education for Ministry (EfM)
Cheri works to promote the Education for Ministry (EfM) program across the diocese by organizing training events for program mentors, coordinating regional gatherings for past, present, and future participants, and working with parishes around the diocese to introduce and organize EfM groups in their communities.
Cheri’s passion for EfM comes from experiencing the program as participant, mentor, and diocesan coordinator. She believes EfM offers an approach to biblical study and theology that helps participants grow more fully into their baptismal covenant through a greater understanding of how Holy Scripture, written thousands of years ago, speaks so clearly to us today. Cheri understands that Theological Reflection, the heart of the EfM program, brings together all that the participants learn in a way that allows them to see God at work in their daily lives and become more fully engaged in the apostolic work of the church.
Cheri currently attends Christ’s Episcopal Church in Castle Rock were her husband is the Priest-in-Charge. Aside from her full time role as Clergy Home Support, Cheri enjoys leading adult faith formation studies and participating in her parish chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King®. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mysteries, fly fishing with her hubby, and taking in all the wonders of the Southwest.
Contact Cheri at EFM@EpiscopalColorado.org if you have questions about:
- Would like more information about the Education for Ministry program
- Want to find or create an EfM group in your area
- Have questions regarding the EfM Online opportunity
- Are interested in upcoming Mentor Training events