An Iowa native, she received degrees in studio and commercial art at the University of Minnesota, where she also studied piano and voice. After moving to the Pacific Northwest she worked as a graphic designer and learned floral design. Additional education at the University of Washington prepared her to spend a dozen years as a high school teacher of English, art, and calligraphy. She then changed course and operated an event planning business in Seattle for over a decade. A job opportunity for her husband, Brad, occasioned a happy settling in the Denver area in 2016. Marcia and Brad enjoy travel, wine, cooking, gardening, reading, sports, and music. Marcia has been involved in the church from her earliest years and is happy to now be serving in ministry at JOY.
Shalean was born in Nebraska where she met and married her husband, Curtis, who is a civil engineer with Kimley-Horn & Associates. They moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after college graduation but made the move to Colorado in 2001 to be closer to family. They have three daughters -- Amanda, Emily, and Danica. Shalean has worked in the office at Joy Lutheran since June 2019. In her free time, Shalean enjoys road-tripping with her family, taking her dogs for a walk, and reading.
Lindsey is a life long lutheran, born and raised in Colorado. Growing up in Colorado Springs and spending her college years at Pacific Lutheran University she vows to never leave Colorado.. ever!
As Director of Youth and Family Ministry, it sure is helpful that her biggest passion is working with young people. Discovering new things about them each week and acting as an advocate and support system for each and every one of them provides more joy in her life than she ever imagined. Implementing programs for our Confirmation and Sr. High students primarily, Lindsey walks alongside kids of all ages, including the parents, while encouraging them to dig deep and ask the hard questions about faith and providing them a safe place to be who God created them to be. Summers at camp, cheering on the Nuggets and spending time with friends and family are what help keep Lindsey’s world turning. This is exactly where the Lord has called her to be and she is ever so grateful for this Joy Community.
Linda has been teaching music to kids and adults of all ages since 1986. Believing that music is for everyone and is essential to life, Linda's career has included being an elementary, middle, and high school vocal music specialist and choir director. She has also worked with church ensembles including choirs of all ages, bell choirs, and contemporary worship bands for more than 30 years. She has also composed and arranged music for school and church groups, and has served as an actor, pianist, and music director for numerous musicals involving people of all ages.
Jay joined the JLC staff in September, 2014. Prior to that he held positions at Glory of God Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, CO, King of Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada, CO, and First Presbyterian Church in Menominee, MI where he was organist and Director of Music Ministry for twenty years. He studied piano performance at University of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan University. In addition to his love of music he is an avid horseman and owns and operates a Morgan horse breeding farm in Elizabeth, CO.
Bill and Kay have been taking care of Joy Lutheran Church and the grounds for years now. They are dedicated to making sure our place of worship is always kept up and maintained. If you have questions about the facility or set up for an event, contact them as they know everything there is to know about our church.