Staff of the Congregation
Office of the Pastor Staff

Ms. Marlys Dufour – Minister of Administration


Marlys Dufour has been working at Lutheran Church of Hope since late 1996.  She lives in nearby Westminster with her husband of 31 years, Christian.  They have two grown married children.  Her daughter, Nicholette, is currently working for Head Start in northern Colorado and her son, Andrew who recently graduated from KU law school, lives in Kansas.  There are three other living beings with Marlys and Chris – their three dogs, Buddy, Quincy and Patches – they help keep the yard free of squirrels and rabbits all the while playing fetch with their favorite tennis or soccer ball. 


In her spare time Marlys enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good suspense thriller, winning at a good game of canasta or catching up on her favorite television show.  She looks forward to her ladies night out once a month playing BUNCO.  In the summer she enjoys a nice bbq and spending time in her backyard, and then in the winter she enjoys curling up by the fire with Patches fighting over the warmth of the fire.


Marlys is excited to see all the positive changes at LCH – and can’t wait to see what is to come.


Ms. Jennifer Powell - Communications Minister

Jen comes from New York City, where she's lived for most of her life.  In addition to work for LCH, she is working remotely as Director of Member Services for Saint Peter's Church in NYC, as well as Marketing Assistant for HistoriCorps in Denver.  Prior to this, she worked for the World Council of Churches and has volunteered for a number of museums and nonprofits throughout the New York area.

When not working, Jen is sitting back with a good novel, trying out a new concoction her husband Josh has whipped up for dinner, traveling to far-away places, writing, crafting, or exploring Colorado!  You can find her in the pews most Sundays.

Mr. Sean Carpenter – Sexton


Sean grew up right here in the northwest suburbs of Colorado and came to LCH in the summer of 2011 as the Sexton's Assistant.  Sean likes to make music, paint, and draw anything artistic.  He enjoys hiking and playing in the mountains.  His favorite color is green and loves working here at Lutheran Church of Hope.



Mrs. Andrea Minnich – Nursery Minister


Andrea (Margheim) Minnich has been a member of Lutheran Church of Hope since she was 4 years old when her parents Mike and Christie Margheim joined in 1989.  She has been serving LCH in the Nursery since August 2009.


Andrea is married to Greg Minnich.  Greg has 4 daughters in South Dakota who come to visit them often.  Greg and Andrea have a son, Griffin and look forward to more children in their future.


Andrea has been working with children since the age of 16.  She traveled to Europe during college and worked at various daycare centers in London, England.  She came home to be a nanny then worked for Adams 12 School District in their special needs preschool program for 3 years.  She quit the schools to stay home and take care of her children.


Andrea loves helping people, volunteering her time for children, and taking care of children. 


Some favorite quotes about children:


“The soul is healed by being with children.”    English Proverb


“An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with - for you are a caretaker for those moments in time.”    Doc Childre 


 “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”     Ghandi