Ministry Team

Rev. Barb Sholis

Barb is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.  Barb and husband, Bob, are relocating to Colorado after 36 years in Central Ohio.  An ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference, Barb most recently served as the Executive Clergy Assistant to Bishop Gregory V. Palmer in the Ohio West Area.  Previous appointments include District Superintendent of the…

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…

April Kauffman, Director of Student Ministries

April was raised in the United Methodist Church from baptism and preschool to high school mission trips and acting as a church camp counselor.  She grew up mostly in the Houston area where she later met her husband, Keith, through singing in Sweet Adelines and he in the men’s Barbershop Harmony Society. After receiving her…

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,…

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…

Jason Anderson

Jason is a Colorado native. He grew up on a ranch on the eastern plains and attended Pawnee High School and went on first to Junior College at NJC. After Junior College he completed degrees in Graphic Design and Education at Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. There he met Cody Wilder and they were…

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 recently graduated with his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Kurt has worked in the Douglas County School District as a music teacher…

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, Vocalist

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…