OUR TEAM

SARMA ILGENFRITZ (she/her)
Volunteer Coordinator

Being a mother and grandmother has taught me that everything works best when kindness, compassion, and fun are present.  I'm good at seeing the best in people, and my joy is hearing others speak their truth and be enlivened by it.   I believe that “everything one needs can be found in your community.”  This philosophy, coupled with 23 years of Human Resources experience, is making this position an absolute joy.

Sarma assists with:

 

“I found my spiritual home at Althea.  The friendly face that greeted me at the beautiful front door was all it took.  A safe, welcoming, engaging center."

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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)
Building 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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