Father Brian Larkin, Pastor

A Colorado native, our pastor grew up as the middle child of 3 boys in the foothills southwest of Denver. Fr. Brian was on his way to becoming a boring accountant when God set a new trajectory on his life by calling him to priesthood. FBL (as some call him) is addicted to coffee, the beauty of the mountains, '90s music and is trying to follow Jesus. 

Email at fatherbrian@lourdesdenver.org.

Call Mary at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 226)

Deacon Darell Nepil is from Highlands Ranch, CO, and is married with three children, including Father John (a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver), Stephen, and Katie, and his three grandchildren. Deacon Nepil was catapulted from a cradle Catholic into the permanent diaconate once he realized his children were passing him up on their conversions, spiritual development, and prayer life. He realized he needed to do something, and God used his friend and colleage, Deacon Joe Donohoe, to nudge him in this direction, despite many doubts along the way. 

“I am still unworthy of this call,” he continued, “but I am very excited to be ordained by Archbishop Aquila as a servant of Christ to serve the people in love and joy.”

Credit: Deaconden.org


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Mary RogersExecutive Director

Mary joined our staff in January of 2016, coming to us after working at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Northglenn for the past 12 years.  Prior to working for the church Mary worked in the travel industry.  A wife and mother of two, Mary loves bike riding, dogs, and hanging with her family.  Most of her time at Lourdes is spent trying to organize Fr. Brian.

Email Mary at mary@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 226)

  • Sacramental Emergencies
  • Scheduling for Father Brian
  • Sacramental Inquiries

Valerie WunderlichBusiness Manager

A graduate of Elmhurst College in Illinois with a B.A. in Sociology, Valerie worked for 17 years as a software engineer for several oil and gas companies in Denver. She completed additional course work in the Accounting Certification program through ACC.. Valerie has been a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish since 1993 and joined the staff in 2005. Her son, Ted, graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in 2010. 

Email Val at val@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 229)

  • Bookkeeping
  • Human Resources
  • Bills Payable
  • Payroll

John O’BrienDirector of Faith Formation

After having grown up in Kansas City, MO, John attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH where he received a B.A. and M.A. in Theology with a minor in Religious Education. He then moved to Southern California in 2006 and taught high school religion and campus ministry at Villanova Preparatory School and helped form several adult faith ministries in the community. Presently, he loves devoting his time and talents to the Lourdes community with his direction of adult and youth formation, and help with the development of parish culture. 

Email John at john@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 223)

  • Events
  • Funerals
  • Bible Studies, RCIA, Alpha

Carol Vandello,  Administrative Assistant

Carol is a veteran staff member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and School community, and has been a parishioner since 1997. Her daughter, Elizabeth, is a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, and Carol continues to work with the school and parish community through her expertise with registration and tuition management.   

Email Carol at carol@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 224)

  • Bookkeeping

John Levine, Maintenance Lead /Sexton

John serves as a jack-of-all trades as Campus Maintenance Lead for Our Lady of Lourdes' campus, and his effort and skill have made the grounds and facilities a more beautiful and functional place! Known for his artistic skills, John brings a strong creative element to the Lourdes community. He has a wife and two children and they live in Littleton, CO.  He is also known to hum a tune or two of his namesake, the legendary singer Johnny Ray.

Email John at jlevine@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 222)

  • Maintenance

Christine Grote, Director of Stewardship

From Cincinnati, Ohio Christine joined the staff in May 2016 and is so grateful to God to be serving as the Our Lady of Lourdes Director of Stewardship! She received a Bachelor’s in Social Work degree from George Mason University. Christine spent three years serving as a FOCUS missionary in the Promised Land of New Jersey, and a few years discerning religious life in the Bronx, New York. Denver, Colorado, with its heavenly mountains, God-loving people, and 0% humidity is becoming her newfound favorite place!

Email Christine at christine@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 238)

  • Office and Parish Inquiries
  • Database Management


Emily BiancoSchool & Parish Director of Development

Emily grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before joining the team at Our Lady of Lourdes, she served as the director of development for two different mission organizations in Philadelphia focused on spreading the messages of human dignity and sexual integrity to high school students. Emily and her husband Mike moved to Denver in September 2016 and love hiking, camping, and outdoor adventure! 

Email Emily at emily@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 220)

  • Capital Campaign 
  • Stewardship
  • School Development

Amy Stollsteimer, Communications Manager

Amy spent her formative years in her log cabin home, in Berthoud, CO, where she raised chickens, and skinned her knees a lot as a kid. After graduating from Colorado State University (Go Rams!) with a degree in English, Amy held a variety of writing and editing jobs before God (and her supportive husband) paved the way for her to stay home with her sprightly, young daughter, who holds her heart. Amy handles part-time website and office management, bulletin editing, and other projects. She revels in world travel, snowboarding, a captivating book, and can't get enough live music, when she can afford it.

Email Amy at amy@lourdesdenver.org.

Call at: 303-722-6861 (ext. 100)

  • Bulletin Editor
  • Website Management
  • Office Management & Reception
  • Event Coordination