Staff

 

Pastor-Kim-staff

Rev. Kim Graber

 


 

karen petty

Karen Petty


Michelle Girard staff

Michelle Girard

 
 
 
 

Pastoral Care

If you are in need of pastoral care please send an e-mail to
pastor@stppc.org or contact the church office and we will help you out!

Phone: 303-693-3434

E-mail: office@stppc.org

 
 
 
 


 

Karen Petty has been teaching Elementary Music for more than 35 years in public and private schools and has been involved in music and worship in church settings for many of those years.

Karen currently teaches music Kindergarten – 5th grade, plus Chorus and Recorder Consort, at Gold Rush Elementary School in Parker, Colorado. In addition, she teaches Basic Orff Pedagogy, Movement and Recorder at various Orff levels courses in the summer. Education: BME University of Northern Colorado 1981; Orff Certification 1989 UNC; Masters in Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Creative Arts in Learning Lesley College 1996. Karen serves on the Executive Committee of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association as Recording Secretary.

In addition to singing and directing the choir, Karen enjoys playing the saxophone and piano. She is married to an amazing musician and all around great guy, Julius Petty. She enjoys living close to her two grown children and 6 grandchildren.

 


Michelle Girard is the Church Musician at St. Paul picking the service music for each Sunday, accompanying the choir and special musical guests, and directing the handbell choir for special Sundays. She has been playing professionally in churches in the US and abroad for over 35 years. (Yup, that’s correct.) She attended the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and earned her Bachelors in Music with Honors doing a double performance degree with recitals on piano and carillon while obtaining a second major in International Political Science.

She resides in Centennial with her husband, Mike, and their 2 children, Connor and Emma, who are also very involved at St. Paul, their family’s church. Some of her music background high points include singing with the L’Esperance Singers and the Tokyo Symphony while living in Japan, playing xylophone with a small subset of the Nashville Symphony, assistant directing the Foster City Chorale in California, playing the carillon in the National Cathedral in Washington DC, and playing bass drum and solo oboe on the White House lawn with the oldest band from New Jersey which travels down each summer to play. In Denver and around the metro area, she has played and worked at numerous churches as guest pianist, accompanist, and handbell director/clinician.

In her copious spare time, she likes to read, do needlework, not train their new puppy, and do logic puzzles.