Ministry Team

Rev. Laura Rainwater

Laura claims Florida as her home. As an ordained elder in the Mountain Sky Conference, she has served in various appointments including as the Executive Pastor at Park Hill UMC in Denver, as a campus minister, as a two-point charge pastor, as a Wyoming pastor, as the Wyoming Congregational Resource Minister, and as an associate…

Pastor Cody Anderson

Cody grew up in Lyons, CO. She attended Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO, and then Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. She met Jason Anderson in Chadron, and married him in 2002. After graduating college, Jason and Cody moved to Gillette, WY. Cody became a Children, Youth and Family Minister at First United…

Sarah Blankman, Director of Finance and Administration

Sarah is a Colorado native.  She grew up in Denver and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.  She attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Management.  Sarah has worked as a Director of Business Alliances at RE/MAX Headquarters for the last 14 years.  Previous to that,…

Anne Marie Webb, Director of Student Ministries

Hey! I’m Anne Marie Webb and I’m super excited to be your new Youth Director! I’ve been leading in youth ministry for 8 years and have a degree in Religion and Music from Simpson College in Iowa. My favorite things in life include Dr Pepper, Jesus, music, Harry Potter, my two cats, barbeque, my friends & family, and…

Noelle Allison, Director of Children and Families

Noelle Allison is a Colorado native raised in Parker, attending preschool at the Methodist Church located on Main Street. She continued her education in Parker, graduating from Ponderosa High School in 1996 and attended Metro State College of Denver earning her BA degree in Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Noelle began…

Photo of Jason Anderson, Director of Media at Parker United Methodist Church

Jason Anderson, Director of Media

Jason grew up on a ranch on the eastern Colorado plains and attended Pawnee High School, graduating with a class of only seven! After graduating he attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. After junior college he completed degrees in Graphic Design and Education at Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. There he met Cody…

Kurt Stroman, Director of Music

Kurt is a second-generation Colorado native. Kurt grew up east of Greeley, Colorado where his family farmed and raised cattle. Kurt completed his music coursework and degree from the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Kurt is recently retired from over 30 years of teaching music in the Douglas…

Kurt Bokenkamp, Director of Audio Systems

Kurt is originally from the Chicago area, having relocated to Parker in 2003. He and his family started attending Parker United Methodist in 2010. Currently, Kurt serves as an accompanist and the Director of Audio Systems. Kurt studied piano and earned his music degree from Elmhurst College.  He has played keyboards at many churches throughout…

Paul Ijames, Pianist

Paul is a pianist and organist originally from North Carolina. He has studied piano performance at various universities and has played for over twenty years. Through the years Paul has held numerous jobs as an accompanist and solo musician. Paul loves to spend his evenings practicing and composing music which are his true forms of…

Krisha Sielaff, Assistant Director of Music

Krisha grew up in Parker and attended Ponderosa High School, where she met her husband, Dylan in their 10th grade Biology class. She then attended Colorado State University and earned degree in Music Education and a Certificate in Vocal Performance. Krisha enjoyed teaching middle school choir in Cherry Creek School District and then Douglas County…

Tricia Woods, Little Blessings Preschool Director

Tricia is a Colorado native. She grew up in Lakewood. She attended Metro State where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and then attended the University of Colorado where she received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. Tricia worked with Littleton Public Schools in their ECE program for 12 years…

Emily Shaffer, Little Blessings Preschool Director

Hello! My name is Emily Shaffer and I am the On Site Director for our recently opened Little Blessings Plaza Campus. This is my first year being on Little Blessings staff and I couldn’t be more excited! I moved to Colorado from Nebraska, where I was born and raised (GO BIG RED!), in the summer…