Church of the Advent is currently hiring a faith-filled Worship Arts Pastor to lead us in music that is theologically rich, grounded in liturgy, and attuned to culture.
Rob Paris - Lead Pastor (RECTOR), Priest
Rob moved to Denver from Hawaii with his wife Kendis to attend seminary, although parts of his heart never fully made it to the mainland! After serving as the Associate Pastor at Wellspring Church in Englewood, CO for 8 years, God called Rob to plant Church of the Advent, a journey that has stretched his faith and deepened his love for God and His people. Rob’s passions include mentoring, discipleship, and developing leaders for God’s church. In his spare time, Rob can be found playing board games, hiking, and or competing at absolutely anything. Rob and Kendis have two spunky girls, Maile and Alia. You can contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy Hamilton - Deacon
Cindy Hamilton, originally from South Dakota, headed west to Colorado in the mid 1970s where she met and married her best friend, Brad, in 1980. They have three married adult children and seven grandchildren. Cindy, as a result of God's leading through her husband's work, has had opportunities to live and experience life with God's people in Chile, Peru, Australia, and numerous states across the USA; but Colorado always remained home base. These travels have given Cindy an appreciation of the unchanging nature of God. While living in Australia, Cindy completed a Masters Degree in Christian Studies. Cindy is passionate about helping others grow more deeply in love with Jesus. She enjoys blessing others through Spiritual Direction and listening and inner-healing prayer. She loves the mountains, reading, riding her bike along the Platte River and hanging out with family and friends. You can contact Cindy at email@example.com
Jeromie Rand - Deacon
Jeromie fell in love with the Church while a student at Clemson University in South Carolina. Shortly after moving to Denver in 2008 to attend seminary with his wife Liz, he found a home in the Anglican church and began teaching at a local community college, where he continues to work as a faculty member in the computer department. Jeromie's passions for theology and deep conversation are both amusingly apparent after a cup of good coffee. He also enjoys good books, the mandolin, board games, and walking in the woods. Jeromie and Liz have two wonderful daughters, Rebekah and Annelise. You can contact Jeromie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey brogan - pastoral assistant
Stacey hails from the Midwest, having grown up in Michigan before she moved to Chicago to study ministry and theology at Moody Bible Institute. She found a home in Denver and within the Anglican Church during her time studying Christian Formation and Soul Care at Denver Seminary. After seminary, Stacey worked in Student Development at Moody, enjoying the honor of walking with students in their spiritual and identity development. Stacey is passionate about Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Direction, teaching, and the Enneagram...as well as dogs, sushi, and the adventures in the mountains. You can contact Stacey at email@example.com.
Jennie Ridley - Children's Ministry Coordinator
Jennie (Evans) Ridley grew up in middle Georgia where she met her husband in the church youth group. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she spent nearly 10 years in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. In 2015, Jennie and her family moved to Denver and quickly found their home with the loving community at Church of the Advent. Jennie enjoys reading, walks in her neighborhood, hiking, and spending time taking in all the beauty that this part of the country has to offer. Jennie and her husband Alec are proud parents of Hamilton and Betty and live near Lowry. You can contact Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hugh Burns - Vestry
Huck Burns grew up in central Denver. Huck is married to Loyce and has two sons and a wonderful grandson. He is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He currently is the Vice President of Operations for the Denver Rescue Mission, one of Colorado’s largest human service charities. Prior to joining the Denver Rescue Mission, Huck Burns was the Director of Financial Reporting for Newmont Mining Corporation. He also spent 12 years in PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting firm, where he was a partner in the Santiago, Chile office. Huck loves the outdoors, including fly fishing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. He enjoys playing the guitar and speaking Spanish. Huck and Loyce found their church home at Advent several years ago and really treasure the close-knit nature of the congregation and the strong spiritual growth they’ve experienced. They recently relocated to Barnum just a few minutes from Advent to pursue mission work in Villa Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. You can contact Huck at email@example.com.
Sara Bartley - Vestry
Sara (Mersfelder) Bartley was born and raised in the Denver area. She became a Christian during her college years at TCU in Ft. Worth, Texas and worked as a youth ministry intern there for several years before relocating to St. Louis to attend seminary. After completing her Masters in Divinity degree, Sara moved back to Denver to work for a church plant downtown, which is where she met her debonair husband, Jess. She currently spends most of her time parenting their two daughters, Jane and Elise, while also serving on Advent's Vestry, preaching team, and as manager of its bookstore (located in the foyer - don't blink, you'll miss it.) The Bartley family lives in the Congress Park neighborhood where they have been hosting the world's most awesome small group since 2014. You can contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Williams - Vestry
Josh is a native Chicagoan and met his wife Danielle at Wheaton College as an undergraduate student before moving west to pursue medical training in pediatrics. He was drawn to Advent by its intentional community and focus on spiritual growth. Over the last 4 years, he has had the privilege of journeying through difficult times with the men and women of Advent, and he is grateful that God called his family to this church. When he is not practicing as a pediatrician, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, fumbling around on woodworking projects, and hiking in the high-country. You can contact Josh at email@example.com.
Dan Myers - Vestry
Having grown up in West Virginia, Dan greatly appreciates the low humidity and near absence of mosquitos here in Colorado. He and his wife, Jen, moved to Denver in 2012 as travel nurses, not knowing the area would quickly become home. Church of the Advent, and the relationships they formed here, have played a pivotal role in their lives in many ways. With the interest of living intentionally with others, they've had three friends live in their home over the past several years. Though these housemates no longer live with them, their two boys, Ben (3) and Charlie (1) are dedicated to keeping things lively around their house. You can contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.