Our Ministry Team
Reverend Bonnie Sarah Spencer
The Rev. Bonnie Sarah Spencer is delighted to serve as part-time priest in charge at Church of the Holy Redeemer in Denver. She has been ordained since 1999 and has served churches in Colorado and Massachusetts. She is passionate about following Jesus and is grateful to be a part of the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement, which is committed to the life-giving, liberating, loving way of Jesus.
Rev. Bonnie is also a member of the Diocese of Colorado Race Task Force. Their goals include education throughout the diocese about racism in the church and society, and community engagement around racial justice.
Bonnie was raised mostly in New York practicing the Jewish faith. She had a conversion experience in college at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She worked for 9 years in campus ministry before attending The General Theological Seminary. Bonnie is married to Catherine Anderson and has a puppy named Asher. When not working she enjoys reading, hiking, running, hanging out with friends and family, and good craft beer.
Director of Music and Organist
Kevin Kennedy has been a professional coach and accompanist in the Denver area for many years. After his education at the University of Denver, he taught for many years at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, and then at the University of Denver. He has served as an opera coach at James Madison University in Virginia, and is currently a voice teacher at the University of Northern Colorado. Kevin has worked for Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, the Colorado Symphony, and was music director/conductor of the Colorado Ballet in 1992/93. For over 25 years he was music director / organist at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, and held the same position at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception from 1996-97. Kevin maintains a private studio where he teaches voice and coaches singers, some with international careers. Kevin joined us in July 2010 as organist and music director for Holy Redeemer. We are very pleased to have him as a part of our team.
Parish Publications and Communications
Pandora oversees the parish publications and communications.
Pandora Smolinski is a sixth generation Coloradan who was born and raised in Fort Collins. She graduated from MSCD in 2010 with two bachelor’s degrees: one in creative writing and one in history. Pandora is an aspiring writer and amateur photographer who enjoys cultivating flowers as well as playing with her grand-daughter as much as possible.