In August 2016, Mandy celebrated ten years of ministry at First Congregational Church in downtown Colorado Springs. In that role, Mandy directs a number of ensembles and she also plays an integral role in planning worship. Mandy has also taught choir, drama, and general music at the middle school level in Fountain-Ft. Carson and Harrison school districts.
Mandy received a BA in Music Education with a Choral Conducting Emphasis from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, and a Master of Theological Studies degree focusing on Sacred Music from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO.
Mandy has two kids, Andrew and Luke, and she loves sharing life with them in Downtown COS. She dreams of a world of peace and justice, of heaven coming down to earth.