Fr. Jason Thuerauf
Father Jason Thuerauf is a farm boy that became a priest. Born in Iowa, he spent many years on a farm in Arizona. He attended a Franciscan University Youth Conference in 1991 which changed his life.
Desiring to grow closer to the Blessed Trinity, he attended the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, where he discovered God calling him to be a priest. After receiving a BA in Theology in 1995, Bishop Manuel Moreno, who was then the Bishop of Tucson, asked him to study at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. After earning an MA in systematic theology as well as the Masters in Divinity, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tucson in 1999.
Father Thuerauf has been graced with a love Jesus’s presence in the Eucharist, a profound respect for the Holy Father and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Archbishop Chaput’s pastoral letter on the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of Humanae Vitae and the Lord’s blessings upon St. John Vianney Seminary are indicators of the power with which the Gospel is being preached here in northern Colorado.
This bold proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ attracted Father
Thuerauf to the Archdiocese of Denver in 2003. His first assignment there was as parochial vicar for Saint John the Evangelist Church in Loveland.
After serving the Church both on the western
slope of the Rocky Mountains and on the eastern plains of Colorado, Father now serves as pastor at a Denver Metro Parish. He says, “Serving Saints Peter and Paul Parish is fantastic! I’ve got to be the most blessed man on the planet.”
One of my favorite things to do is serve and help people. Whether it’s God, my family, my friends, volunteering at the school or parish, I love to serve. So, when God called and gave me the opportunity to serve the people of Sts. Peter and Paul, I said, “Yes!” I am thrilled and blessed to be a part of this amazing community of priests, parishioners, sisters and church staff. My husband, TK and I, and our four children have been a part of the school and parish going on 14 years. I’m a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Psychology, and am a graduate of the Denver Catholic Biblical School. I look forward to seeing God’s goodness in the wonderful Ministries of Sts. Peter and Paul!
I grew up in Indiana ( a Hoosier) and moved to Wheat Ridge in 1995. I am a mother of 6 children (3 who attend SPPS and 3 have graduated from SPPS). Dennis and I have been married for 25 years this September. I have been a parishioner of SPP for 20+ years and am a Catholic Daughter, choir member, schedule the altar servers and currently serve you in the parish office as the Administration Assistant.
Tello is a husband and father of two. His son is actively serving in the U.S. Marines and daughter is a student at Sts. Peter and Paul School. He has brought much to the parish in his love of faith. He deeply takes on each task as a “labor of love.”
Jerry & Mary Bryant
Jerry & Mary Bryant are long time members of Sts. Peter & Paul, directing Extraordinary Ministry to the homebound along with 33 volunteer Extraordinary Ministers. They will be coordinating the Visitation Ministry Program
Magdalena is a wife and mother of two. She has been a parishioner since 2001. Her children are presently attending Machebeuf Catholic High and Sts. Peter & Paul School. Magdalena cares for the church as if it were her home. Her love shines in all that she does maintaining the churches “immaculate” environment.
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