FR. FELIX MEDINA-ALGABA, PASTOR
My name is Fr. Felix, and I am the pastor (literally, "shepherd") at Queen of Peace. As pastor, I am the spiritual "father" of our parish family. As a father, I give my life for my children and I form children of God, by teaching and leading them to stay with Christ, and to receive the Holy Spirit. I am honored and blessed to coordinate a wonderful team of brothers and sisters in love with Christ and with his Church.
My family lives in Spain. I am the oldest of two boys. I have four nephews. Growing up, I never thought of becoming a priest. I studied science. --> Read More
FR. MATHIAS BAYIHA, PAROCHIAL VICAR
Father Mathias is from Cameroon, his native tongue is Bassa. He is also fluent in English, French, Italian and he is currently working on his Spanish.
He is the third of seven siblings - five boys and two girls. Growing up, Father Mathias only attended Catholic school and went to Mass with his family daily. Serving the church early on helped him discern his vocation at a young age.
“I knew that I wanted to be a priest ever since I was an altar server as a young boy” he said.
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FR. Fernando Londoño, PAROCHIAL VICAR
My name is Fernando Freddy Londoño Guerra, I was born and raised in Colombia, as the third son in a family of four brothers, and I am 32 years old.
I decided to enter the seminary after my dad passed away. My relationship with him wasn’t good. I was very rebellious and I had many problems with him and with the rest of my family. In April 2005, in a matter of a week my dad got very sick and died. But thanks to His mercy, the Lord granted me the opportunity to reconcile with him the morning before he passed. When we reconciled, I experienced the forgiveness of my sins and I felt the love of Jesus Christ like never before. I saw that He loved me the way I was. This changed my life completely. Then, the Lord gave me clarity to realize that there were many others experiencing suffering just like I did. He made me see that "they too need to listen that Christ loves them and forgives them.” Four months later, I decided to enter the seminary so I arrived in Denver in February 2006, to begin my priestly formation at Redemptoris Mater Seminary.
At the beginning, it was difficult because of the language and the culture,
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DAVID BAEZ, DEACON
I want to share my family with you. Gerania, my wife has been at my side for 34 years. We have 2 children, Becky our daughter will be married in Oct 2016 and our son David. Both work at the UCH complex. As a devoted Catholic I gave them a K-12 Catholic education as I had received myself from my parents. We are very close getting together on the weekends.
My Spiritual journey began in 1996 when as an adult I was confirmed Easter Vigil 1996. 3 years later I was invited to a Diaconate meeting. --> Read More
Daniel Ciucci, Deacon
I am Deacon Daniel Ciucci, currently in my last year of formation at St. John Vianney Seminary to be a priest for this Archdiocese of Denver. For the majority of my childhood I grew up in Boulder, CO, but also have lived in Knoxville, TN; Cumbria, England; Las Vegas, NV and I have studied in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Puebla Mexico. I do love travel and languages. In high school I studied Spanish and French and have kept my Spanish up over the years. When I was a child I always wanted to be a chef. In the 8th grade I went through confirmation at my home parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Boulder, CO and I first learned of the Eucharist in a real and personal way. My life was changed ever since. In high school I served as a Page for the House of Representatives ->Read More
EFRA PRUNEDA, DEACON
Hey there! I am Deacon Efra Pruneda. I have been married to Lili for 30 years and have three boys: Efrain 28, Eduardo 25 who is married to my beautiful daughter in law Jill, and Ricardo 19. We moved to Denver from Toluca, Mexico in 1999. Even though I am a cradle Catholic, I didn’t know my faith nor had a relationship with Christ. So when we moved to this country, I felt alone in a foreign land, with no friends or family other than my wife and my children. It was then when we stated attending Mass at Queen of Peace that the homilies I heard for the first time in my life ignited a fire in my soul, and the Lord opened my heart to His love! I didn’t find God, he found me! So in 2011 I entered the seminary to become a Permanent Deacon.
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BILL SENGER, DEACON
Hello, I am Deacon Bill Senger. I have been a parishioner of Queen of Peace since 1993, and have been assigned to Queen of Peace as a Deacon since I was ordained in 2003 by Bishop Jose Gomez (now Archbishop of Los Angeles).
My wife, Grace, and I have been married for 28 years. We love to travel! Last year we went to Italy, including Rome. This year in 2016, we will be making our 2nd pilgrimage to the Holy Land. And, God willing, we hope to lead one or more pilgrimages to some of the Holy sites in Europe with our fellow parishioners in the next few years. It was during a pilgrimage about 20 years that I heard my call to become a Deacon. --> Read More
DENNIS HABERKORN, Business manager
Welcome! I am Dennis Haberkorn, the Business Manager here at Queen of Peace Parish. It is my privilege to have served here since November 2013. I have been married to Sandra for 35 years, and we have been blessed with three children, a soon-to-be married daughter, a son in seminary in Ireland, and a son currently attending St. James School. We live in Louisville, having moved here from Iowa in 1983.
It is amazing to see how God is working in my life and in my family since hearing a catechesis through the Neocatechumenal Way ten years ago. One of many blessings is having the opportunity to serve the Church under the guidance of Fr. Felix (both here at Queen of Peace and previously at St. James) these past several years!
DANA MOLINA, Director of Communications
Hi, my name is Dana Molina, and I’m excited to be at Queen of Peace! I just started earlier this year, editing the bulletin and information screens. I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Colorado in 2012. (I’m definitely liking the winters much better here!). But when I get the chance, I like to go back to visit my parents, older sister and brother-in-law.
I grew up Catholic, but I really reconnected with my faith a few years ago. I must admit, I was very lukewarm for a long time. But after facing some difficulty after college, God gave me the grace to turn to Him and His church. He opened the door for me to begin a new walk of faith, which has slowly reintroduced me to many things, like the beauty of the Sacraments, of spending time with His Word and of being in communion with other faithful.
I am so grateful that I now get to serve God here at Queen of Peace.
ROXANA BUSTAMANTE, OFFICE ASSISTANT
Hi, my name is Roxana. I started working at the reception desk, and now I am the Office Assistant. I work in different parish projects directly with Fr Felix, business manager, director of Hospitality and parishioners. I am the third of four children and I am currently going to college in the hopes of one day become a Respiratory Therapist.
Something I love about working at Queen of Peace is that I can see the miracles that God makes in the life of people. I have seen beautiful reconciliations between family members after meeting with a priest. Or how only 5 minutes a day before the Blessed Sacrament in the adoration chapel has changed dramatically the life of some parishioners. --> Read More
MAGGIE HOLLOWAY, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Greetings! My name is Maggie Holloway and I am the Director of Music at Queen of Peace. My husband, Steve and I came to Queen of Peace 24 years ago with our children Beth and Steven. Our entire family is involved in music and I am blessed to be a part of music liturgy. --> Read More
MIMI BELL, DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY
My name is Mimi Bell, I am grateful to God for allowing me to work and serve at the Queen of Peace Parish as the director of Hospitality. I also have much gratitude for my late Father and Mother who both gave a strong foundation for my faith; both of my parents pasted away this past year. I was raised on a farm in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. --> Read More