Clergy and Staff

Clergy and Staff2018-10-11T11:25:14+00:00

Clergy

Rev. Mary Kate Réjouis
Rev. Mary Kate RéjouisRector
The Rev. Mary Kate Rejouis came to St. Aidan’s in 2005. Prior to that, she served as the Vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Basalt, Colorado from 2000 to 2005 and as Associate Rector and Priest-in-Charge at St. Michael and All Angels, South Bend, Indiana. She was ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood in 1997. A native of Boulder, M. Mary Kate finds St. Aidan’s to be a place of really joyful ministry among the parish, with so many who have been part of the very early years of St. Aidan’s since its founding in 1948 and also in the Canterbury Episcopal Ministry. Campus ministry is vital to M. Mary Kate, who came through the Episcopal Campus ministry at Dartmouth College. She’s hoping to get back to swimming and running soon and mostly enjoys spending time with her two young children, John and Elizabeth.
Rev. Dr. Kay Cook
Rev. Dr. Kay CookPriest Associate
The Rev. Dr. Kay Cook was ordained as a priest in the Diocese of Utah in 2008 and has been Priest Associate at St. Aidan’s since the fall of that year. Prior to ordination, Kay was Professor of English at Southern Utah University. Kay is responsible for spiritual development at St. Aidan’s. She is certified from the Shalem Institute in group spiritual direction, contemplative prayer, and contemplative retreats. She is also a labyrinth facilitator, having trained with the Rev. Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral in France. Kay offers a monthly healing service and oversees healing prayer during communion on Sundays. She offers quiet days during Advent and Lent at the Little Church in the Pines in the mountain community where she lives. She and her husband, Doug Burger, have five children and three grandchildren.
Zach Parris
Zach ParrisLutheran Campus Ministry Pastor
Zach Parris is pastor for the Lutheran Campus Ministry at CU. He cultivates and leads a community program supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Episcopal Church called “Bread + Belonging.” The program features weekly dinner gatherings at St. Aidan’s where students connect and share their joys and troubles. Zach works to create imaginative space for students to develop a broad and inclusive understanding of their place in the universe. He holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. A Carolinean by birth, a Chicagoan by luck, a Californian at heart, and a Coloradan by the grace of God, Zach lives in Niwot with his wife and their two dachshunds.

Staff

Logynn B. Northrhip
Logynn B. NorthrhipCommunications and Office Manager
A Boulder native raised in Texas, Logynn earned a BA in journalism from Texas State University. She was assistant project manager at Visual Innovations, providing audio-visual development and support.

She is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys hiking, photography, knitting and dancing. She has a 19-year-old son, a golden retriever and two cats.

Sara Parkinson
Sara ParkinsonMusic Director
Dr. Sara Parkinson enjoys a versatile career as a pianist, vocal coach and conductor. She was appointed Music Director of St. Aidan’s in 2015 after serving for six years as organist and pianist. She has been on the faculty and staff at Cornell College, CU-Boulder, and Metropolitan State University in Denver. Dr. Parkinson received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa, Master of Music from the New England Conservatory and Doctor of Musical Arts in collaborative piano from CU-Boulder. When not at the piano or the podium, Sara can be found devouring her husband’s pastries and chocolates while keeping up with their two young boys.
Wesley Leffingwell
Wesley Leffingwell
Wesley Leffingwell is a musician from Littleton, Colorado. He has studied piano performance at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and a semester at the Royal Danish Academy. Along with classical music, Wesley has played jazz, contemporary, and original music. He teaches piano throughout the Boulder/Denver area. As a collaborative musician, Wesley accompanies the choir at St. Aidan’s, the University of Denver Lamont Chorale and solo artists. He continues the lifelong study of music and of life.
Abbie Rastatter
Abbie RastatterOffice Assistant
Abbie Rastatter is a student at CU studying Technology, Arts & Media in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. She joined the staff in 2016, initially as a caretaker in the nursery, and now serves as the Office Assistant in the afternoons. She is Bread + Belonging’s Program Coordinator and a committed organizer in that community. She works closely with Logynn, Mary Kate and Zach. Abbie, a native of Greeley, Colorado, grew up in the Episcopal Church. An avid reader and cook, she hopes that one day she’ll know what to do after college.