Rev. Kim Graber

Kim Graber has been a pastor for 20 years.  She attended Iliff School of theology, where she received her Masters of Divinity.  Besides serving as the pastor at St. Paul, Kim is very involved with the partnership of the Denver and Zimbabwe Presbyteries.  In that partnership she serves on the Nakai Task Force – working with women’s health issues in Zimbabwe.  She also serves on the Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, USA Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), chairing the Health Concerns Workgroup.  Kim is married to Karl, and has 2 grown children, 3 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a bearded dragon.  In her somewhat limited free time, Kim enjoys cross stitch, reading, and yoga. 

Phone: 303-693-3434


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Karen Petty

Karen Petty is our Choir Director. Karen has been teaching Elementary Music for more than 40 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 in various roles in both the local and national organizations of  the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.


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 8 grandchildren.


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Michelle Girard

Michelle Girard is the Music Director 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.