Rev. Jacqueline Decker Vanderpol
Jacqueline joined the St. Andrew community in November 2016. She was drawn to this congregation's unique expression of an integrated spirituality that is both intellectually-engaged and service-minded. A native of Boulder, she holds a B.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University where she was valedictorian of her class and a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary where she received the Presbyterian Leadership Award all three years. She also has a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Before arriving at St. Andrew, Jacqueline served as Associate Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Denver for 10 years and as Minister of Church Life at First Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan. She is married to Nick, a Principal in Boulder Valley School District, and they have three young daughters: Norah, Etta, and Julia.
Interim Music Director & Organist
Michael has served numerous congregations for over 55 years. He also taught choral music in the public schools for over 20 years before being an adjunct faculty member at CU. Throughout his career as a musician, he travelled throughout the country as an organ recitalist, choral clinician, and handbell clinician. In 2013, he retired as Director of Music/Organist at Central Presbyterian Church and is now frequently called upon to serve as a substitute organist and/or choral director in a number of churches.
Director of Christian Education
Steven lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for most of his life before moving to Colorado in 2015. He's still trying to figure out life without a Waffle House on every street corner, but he's been slowly getting used to Front Range living (and all of its snow). Before joining the staff of St. Andrew, Steven served as children and youth ministry staff with two Presbyterian churches in the Atlanta area. Steven also spent eight years involved in camp & conference center ministry – working first at the Calvin Center in Atlanta and then as the Summer Camp Director at Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center. Steven is also an Eagle Scout and enjoys exploring the Colorado Front Range in his free time.
Basil keeps the St. Andrew building and grounds in great shape. Whether he's preparing for worship, maintaining our mechanical systems, or cleaning up after fellowship activities, he approaches every job with purpose and professionalism. He honed his work ethic in the military — serving in the US Army for seven years and the Air Force for three. During that time, he not only built a broad portfolio of technical skills but also visited 25 countries. Basil doesn't just take good care of property; he also cares for people. He holds certifications in First Aid, AED, CPR, Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention and has been trained to administer Narcan, an emergency treatment for those suspected of opioid overdose.
My name is Honore (pronounced "honor-ay"). I am 21 years old, and I've lived here in Boulder for 2 years. I am an aspiring psychotherapist, but presently I'm working here at St. Andrew as a childcare provider, as well as my other position where I am a caregiver for an elderly woman. I enjoy caring for others. It helps me find my center. It also helps me remember what's really important in life: compassion and connection.
Shannon grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Orlando, Florida for four years before settling in Broomfield, Colorado in September of 2018. For most of her career, Shannon served as the Sales and Marketing Manager for two fine dining restaurants in the KC area, The Capital Grille and Lidia’s Italy of Kansas City. When the demands of the hospitality industry became too great with a young family, Shannon accepted a position as the Executive Director of the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA). During her time with the GKCRA, Shannon and her team focused on lobbying and advocating for the rights of small business owners, in particular restaurants, on the local, state and national levels. The association was also focused on raising funds to feed the hungry and provide scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. Shannon is married with three children: Alex 12, Parker 21 and Piper 23. Being new to Colorado, Shannon and her family are in awe of all the adventures this part of the country has to offer and is very thankful to have found a professional home at St. Andrew!