BFF Leadership







BFF Leaders Past & Present

We are grateful for the contributions of many volunteers who turned our dreams into a reality. Beginning in 2014 with our initial plans and fundraising, continuing through the construction and transition out of and back into our building, the scope of our building project has been immense.

Over the last three years, some members have stepped off of the BFF Committee and others have joined. With sadness, we said good-bye to Phee Belsey and Steve Bloom, two beloved church members and leaders on this legacy project.

The teams that have carried out the work include Capital Campaign, Transition Team, Sustainability Team, Building Plans & Construction, Interiors, Finance, and Communications. Through it all, Howard Roitman and Spud Van de Water have served as co-chairs.

With deep appreciation, we thank:

Howard Roitman, Co-Chair, BFF

Spud Van de Water, Co-Chair, BFF

George Belsey, Co-Chair, Capital Campaign

Bill Connors, Co-Chair, Capital Campaign

Phee Belsey, Recording Secretary

Mike Bloom, Co-Chair, Interiors (Furnishings, finishes, art)

Patra Attig, Co-Chair, Interiors

Jill Van de Water, Co-Chair, Interiors

Steve Bloom, Chair, Transition Team (Move out of building)

Barry Mahoney, Chair, Transition Team (Move back into building)

Fleet Lentz, Lead Strategist (Czar), Move & Storage Logistics

John Bringenberg, Co-Chair, Sustainability Team

Milt Hettrick, Co-Chair, Sustainability Team

Margaret Griffes, Sustainability Team and Board of Trustees Liaison

Pete Christensen, Chair, Building Plans and Construction

Ronda Palsulich, Chair, Finance

David Livingston, Co-Chair, Communications Team

Tom Dudzinski, Co-Chair, Communications Team

Crystal Reser, Donor Recongition

Gary Reser, Donor Recognition


Ex-officio Members

Rev. Jeannie Shero, Senior Minister

David Barnhill, Board of Trustees, (2015-16)

Pete Gutierrez, Moderator, Board of Trustees (2016-17)

John Rainwater, Moderator, Board of Trustees (2017-18)


Project Partners

Architects: Barret Studio

David Barrett, architect, Barrett Studio

Sam Nishek, architect, Barrett Studio

Contractor: Faurot Construction

Jerry Donovan, Site Supervisor


Steve Bloom, visioning exercise

Brian Dunbar & Josie Plaut, Institute for the Built Environment, CSU, integrative design options

Tom Dudzinski, video production

Doug Whitehead, video production

Barry Finkelstein, Capital Campaign Consultant, UUA

Jason Grant, roofing options

Steve Hansen, database management options, communications systems

Paul Kriescher, Principal, and Steven Forester, Mechanical Engineer, Lightly Treading, Inc.

Precision Survey, property boundaries

Sure Drain Services, roof drain inspection

Al Wallace, geothermal options