Staff & Leadership

Professional Staff

Jenny Amstutz

Minister
Jenny Amstutz (she/her), a native of southwest Denver, began her ministry at Columbine UU Church the summer of 2021 after completing her Masters of Divinity at Meadville Lombard Theological School. She brings a passion for environmental and social justice to her ministry, having spent a decade building and promoting sustainable living residential demonstration projects (ecovillages)in Virginia, California, Missouri and Ireland. Jenny has been a passionate Unitarian Universalist ever since she discovered there was such a thing in the early 2000s. She is a mother to five wonderful human beings and lives in Lakewood with her husband, children, and a menagerie of pets. Please contact Minister Jenny via e-mail with any questions or just to make a connection.

Leah Tracy

Music Director

A newcomer to Colorado, Leah Tracy is a composer and vocalist with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Bowling Green State University. Leah was recently selected as a winner of the HerVoice Composition Competition by Chicago A Cappella, and her piece sing to us, cedars for ten-voice unaccompanied choir will be performed the Kansas City Chorale in their 2021-22 season. In her music, Leah hopes to provide audiences a moment to reflect on their emotions and memories with music that is often based on childhood experiences and nostalgia. She is also passionate about the creation of accessible choral music and strives to write music for singers of many ages and ability levels, while still experimenting with the many sounds that the human voice can make. Leah has two cats: Leonard & Nadia.

Rev. Alwen Bledsoe

Faith Development Coordinator
Alwen is a native of Colorado and lives in Lakewood with her husband Chris, daughter Jadyn, son Kieran and a plethora of pets. She received her Masters of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology and is an ordained Episcopal priest with a strong affinity for UU theology and values. She has a passion for social justice and for educating children, youth, and adults. In fact, she was a teacher in her former life and has taught everything from kindergarten faith studies to college-level writing. She is delighted to be serving at CUUC!
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Sarah Weed

Office Administrator

A born-and-raised UU, Sarah joined the CUUC staff in October 2019. She lives with her two teenaged sons and a very bad-but-beloved rescue dog named Coraline. She studied at Knox College in Illinois, and has lived on all the inhabited continents. Sarah enjoys travel, cuisines from around the world, and spending time at her family’s home in the Pike National Forest.

 

Board of Trustees

Sue Zloth

President

Laura Mirabito

Vice President, pending Congregational Vote

Susan Stein

Treasurer

Scott Stanley

Past President

 

Shared Ministry Team

Leslie Patten

Georgia Ferguson