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OUR TEAM

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REV. CHRISTINA JONES (she/her)
Spiritual Director

Rev. Christina Jones is Althea Center's Spiritual Director and a Religious Science CSL minister, certified personal development coach, inspirational speaker, dietitian, and author. Prior to her becoming Althea's Spiritual Director, she had been active in the New Thought/New Age movement since childhood. Seven generations of powerful ancestors in her lineage have passed on metaphysical and spiritual principles from her family traditions from Africa and other cultures.

Christina has supported various non-profit foundations, domestic violence shelters, and homeless shelters nationwide. She also supports numerous law enforcement officers in Colorado in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).

Christina celebrates life with her husband, dances, and thrives in the magical mountains of Denver, Colorado.

Rev. Christina is the founder and creator of DivineFeminineEvolution.org, a new CSL-affiliated Focus Ministry, celebrating the Divine Feminine in all.

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RICK STANTON (he/him)
Director of Operations

Rick Stanton started in the role of Althea's Operations Director in August 2021. Rick first found Althea Center while working in Althea's building at St. Francis Center where he is a Case Manager for people experiencing homelessness. He began attending services and other offerings at Althea and found a spiritual home. Rick is a pianist and loves making music with singers and other musicians.

Rick assists Althea's community with:
 

  • Coordinating guest speakers & guest musicians

  • Digital & Print communication 

  • Budgeting & finance

  • Accompanying musicians as a pianist at Althea

  • Scheduling rental space 

DARRELL JOHNSON (he/him)
Property Manager

For the past 25 years, Darrell has worked as Resident Manager of Chesney-Kleinjohn Apartments, providing affordable housing to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  He has sung with the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and many other Choruses in Denver and the metro area.  Darrell currently sings with Sage Singers and The Boulder Chorale.  He’s honored to be the current caretaker of Althea’s beautiful structure.

Darrell assists Althea's community with:
 

  • Keeping Althea's historic grounds clean & safe

  • Updating outdoor signage to promote Althea within the community

  • Ensuring Althea has enough supplies for Sunday

  • Assisting our guest speakers/musicians with sound checks & preparation for Sundays

  • Performing often as a featured musician (vocalist) at Althea

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LUIS PARENTE-RIOS (he/him)
Volunteer Coordinator

Luis began attending services at Althea in January of 2022 alongside his husband, Chris, and his two rescue pups, Edie and Brigid. Having been a spiritual seeker curious of many faith traditions, Luis felt right at home with the Althea community. He is a proud elementary teacher of nine years, currently serving in Denver Public Schools.

Luis assists with:

  • Volunteer outreach

  • Volunteer signups

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SUSAN STITES (she/her)
Digital Communications

Susan Stites began working with Althea Center in 2019 when they were looking for a digital unicorn 🦄. Since then, she's worked in a myriad of roles and loves supporting Althea's mission and community.

Susan assists Althea's community with:
 

  • Social Media marketing

  • Digital & Print communication 

  • Branding, web, and overall graphic design

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