Church Staff

Annie Savage is our Director of Music Ministries.

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Annie Savage (M.Music Ed) is an enthusiastic instructor and performer of bluegrass, old-time gospel and classical music. She believes that the art of music is most thoroughly enjoyed when shared with others, and offers online and in person instruction and materials through her website: www.savagefiddler.com. Annie has performed with Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, and most recently as a member of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. She holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Boston Conservatory/Berklee School of Music, as well as having been an instrumental and choral director in public schools for 15 years. Annie currently serves as president of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society and performs with her project, the Savage Hearts, while offering the family jam camp Pickin’ in the Peaks at the Nederland Community Presbyterian Church for the 4th year in a row. Her mother is a minister and she grew up directing and facilitating music in worship. She is eager to get started in her new position here and can’t wait to meet you and your family! 

Check out her fiddle with a this video from the band, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado!

 

Daniel Herman is our Pianist.

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“Originally from New England, Daniel Herman has lived in Boulder since 2012. He has played piano since the age of 5, and works as a professional musician throughout the Denver area.”

Check out this recording of one of Daniel’s offertory pieces, during a worship service on Churchy Symbols — Fish.

Daniel also made a CD of Christmas piano music. Here is a sample from that 2014 album.

 

Pam North serves as our Childcare Leader.

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“I have been in charge of child care at the NCPC for just over two years. I am a writer, artist, and photographer, I came from Austin, Texas to Colorado in 1992, after living and traveling all over the United States, and in that process I have met many wonderful people, all of whom have taught me something. In Austin, I was an appraiser and also a wildlife rehabilitator, and I founded a wildlife rehabilitation group that has grown to handle over 5,000 mammal and bird rescues annually. This legacy is one of the things of which I am most proud, as I believe we all should try to leave something good behind us. There are still many things I am looking forward to experiencing, and many new truths I hope to learn. Life is joyous, and a sense of humor is essential. I enjoy dwelling in the mountains, where wildlife and beautiful scenery is around every corner. I feel blessed in many ways.”

 

John Callahan makes the place shine as our Custodian.

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“I spent 32 years directing non-profit corporations, serving people with developmental disabilities. My interests are sports, dogs and the great outdoors.”

[From the Pastor, “John is our resident expert on all things Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes. Whenever I’m having a slow Monday, we can talk a little football, and the spiritual juices get flowing again!”]

 

Wes Stiefer is Work and Community Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Mission program.

Wes is a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), an Ordained Elder, and has served in many different capacities at the congregational, Presbytery, and Synod levels over the years.

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He took part in a mission trip to Mexico in 1992 and returned a changed man: “From the moment mission work touched my heart, I was called to serve more and more”. For the last 24 years, Wes has focused his efforts on educating and mentoring youth and leading mission trips. He has helped lead 22 mission trips and was integral in the formation of the Rocky Mountain Mission program in 2014, fulfilling his dream to host groups and help those in need in his local community. “It is exciting to travel throughout the US and Mexico, serving those in need, but I also realize there is need in my own backyard.” He served as Work and Community Coordinator for mission groups in 2015 and we are thrilled to have him serve again in 2016.

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(FYI, in the top picture, Wes is dancing with his mentor Rick Carus and youth mission trip participant Lauren Simpson, on a 2007 event at the Navajo Nation in Arizona. In the bottom picture, Wes is leading RMM kids to mitigate fire danger for mountain folks in need.)