Father Matthew book, PASTOR
Fr. Matthew Book hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After working five years as a mechanical engineer for General Electric and volunteering for a year in Bolivia he attended St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver in 2010.
Fr. Book served as parochial vicar at Spirit of Christ Parish in Arvada, CO, and after a year of studies in Rome served as the priest secretary of Archbishop Aquila for two years. In July, 2014, he became the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, which includes the campus of Colorado School of Mines. He is an adjunct instructor at the seminary and is also pursuing studies in sacramental theology at the Liturgical Institute in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
He is a member of the Companions of Christ, a diocesan association of clergy dedicated to strengthening priestly fraternal life and living the evangelical counsels.
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Fr. Dennis Garrou, Parish Administrator
Deacon Edward Clements
Ed Clements was ordained June 8th, 1996.
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Deacon Dennis Langdon
Dennis Langdon was ordained on May 26th, 2007.
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Audrey serves as an Office Assistant and Social Media Coordinator. She joined the parish staff in 2015 and assists with administrative duties as well as managing the parish website, Flocknote, and Facebook page. She is looking forward to expanding the ways in which parishioners can connect with each other and their faith through Flocknote and social media.
Audrey is a Colorado native. She was born in Golden and spent most of her childhood there. She is excited to be (finally!) moving back to Golden with her husband and son. She has been involved with the parish since her childhood through altar serving and now enjoys teaching religious education and helping organize dishes for funeral luncheons.
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Terri Huff is the Administrative Assistant for St. Joseph Catholic Parish. After several years of volunteering at the parish Terri was hired and has served in that position for the past 10 years. She is responsible for answering your many questions about the parish on the phone, welcoming and assisting new parishioners and visitors, scheduling the Intentions of the Masses, preparing for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism, keeping accurate parish membership records, keeping us all informed with interesting Bulletin information and other communication.
Terri continues to balance her work hours, volunteer hours and time with her family. Terri and her husband, Mark have been members of St. Joseph since they moved to Golden in 2000 with their four children, Sarah, Christopher, Matthew and Emily. The family has been active participants in a variety of ministries of the Parish.
Terri can be reached at terrih at stjoegold.org
Philip Jennings is the Director of Music at St. Joseph. He was born in Dallas, TX, and moved to Colorado at the age of 3. He grew up in Denver, and attended Catholic Schools for his elementary and high school years. Philip's wife, Cel, and 2 sons, Sam and Danny, have been parishioners for over 20 years.
Philip graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Regis University and then graduated with a B.A. in Music Education from Colorado State University.
Philip has been the Director of Music and works on Liturgy planning for the choirs’ participation since 2000.
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Teri Lauwers is the Director of Religious Education and the Liturgical Coordinator at St. Joseph. She has been a member of the parish for 38 years, since she and her husband moved to Golden from Detroit, MI.
Teri started out as a volunteer and though being involved in many ministries, she started first with teaching Religious Education as a volunteer. Teri was hired as the Religious Education Assistant. Throughout the last, almost 20 years, of her work, she has moved to the running the Religious Education Program, creating a Youth Ministry program, the Adult Education and RCIA programs, running Vacation Bible School, coordinating the liturgies at the masses, coordinating the training of liturgical ministers, teachers and facilitators for RCIA and RE programs, organizing retreats, organizing many of the fund raising, outreach and parish events.
Teri has always loved sharing her faith with others and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. She feels there isn’t a better “job” anywhere.
Her husband went to meet the Lord in 2010, but she spends a lot of time with her daughter, Carissa and her husband, Brian; her son, Mark and his wife, Desi and Teri’s grandson, Brodie.
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Andrew is the Director of Evangelization for St Joseph. Originally from Kansas City KS, Andrew moved to Denver after graduating from Benedictine College in 2010. He recently finished his Master’s in Theology for the New Evangelization from the Augustine Institute here in Denver. Andrew is passionate about helping families and adults be transformed by an encounter with the living Jesus. He does this through overseeing our RCIA program, Adult Faith Formation, Family Ministry, and Evangelization efforts at the parish.
He and his wife Amber were married in 2012 and have two children: Amelia and Simon. Andrew enjoys time singing and playing guitar, playing disc golf and washers, and gardening (true story!). He would love to meet you for coffee at his favorite local coffee shop, Bean Fosters!
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PJ is our Youth Minister here at St. Joseph's. He plans fun and engaging weekly middle-school and high-school activities throughout the year.
Originally from the "Golden State," he was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. PJ recently graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville studying Theology and was involved in music and youth ministry. Since graduating, he wishes to continue his efforts to serve the youth of our community so they might seek, encounter, and love Christ. PJ cannot wait to meet our whole parish-family and call the great rocky state of Colorado "home."
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Joe is the Business Manager for St. Joseph. He joined the parish staff in 2015. His areas of responsibility include the business operations of the parish, human resources for the staff, and overseeing management of the property.
Prior to working at St. Joseph, he was the owner and manager at Alliance Office Supply for over 27 years. He is married and the father of four. His family have been parishioners of Notre Dame Parish for many years. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4844 and serves as their Financial Secretary.
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