Cris Cardenas - Congregational AdministratorCris Cardenas – Congregational Administrator

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Cris and her family have been members at Columbine UU Church since 2007.  She enjoys this wonderful congregation because they live their faith with love and passion. Hired in 2013, the same year Rev Julia McKay became the minister, and has relished the challenges of a growing congregation.  Her favorite aspect of the job is getting to know everyone in the congregation and helping them find ways to meet their spiritual needs in this community.  She brings a Management of Non-Profit Organizations backgroud to this position.

Her latest challenge is creating this website and keeping up with a growing congregation!  Don’t be surprised if you receive a call from Cris to see if you are finding what you need here or if you have any questions about our faith.

Office Hours – Monday 9-3, Tuesday 9-3, Wednesday 11-5, Thursday 9-3, Friday 9-12 If you would like to meet with me please call ahead so I can make sure I am available, 303-972-1716, or send me a message

Acting Director of Faith Development Ashley JohnsonAshley Johnson – Acting Director of Faith Development

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She is a passionate and creative faith former, dedicated to nurturing children and youth on their spiritual journeys while supporting and inspiring the adults who work with them. Her approach to faith development is one of collaboration, creativity, and shared ministry. A Massachusetts native, she has lived in Colorado for many years. She loves hiking, real estate (especially old homes), photography, and laughing out loud! Her favorite pastimes include being taught to cook by her 8 year old chef, playing sports with her 5 year old athlete, and taking time each day to find gratitude in “the small stuff”. She is thrilled to be a part of Columbine and looks so forward to meeting you and your family!

Ashley is a Credentialed Religious Educator with the Unitarian Universalist Association, a national trainer for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program, adjunct faculty at Iliff Seminary, former MDD LREDA chair, and directs the district camps for the Mountain Desert District.

Office Hours – Tuesday and Thursdays 9- 2



Matthew Frisk – Music Director

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has served as Director of Music since 2011. He strives to lead a Music Ministry which is engaging, vibrant and transformative. He seeks to foster relationships and connection through music, bringing musicians of all backgrounds together to produce a wide variety of musical styles, from Renaissance and Baroque polyphony to Broadway and hip-hop. Matt studied vocal music at the University of Denver. He enjoys red wine, craft beer and Japanese animation.

If you would like to contact Matthew, you can email him.