Break Bread Board of Directors
Doug Flanders - Chair - LUMC church member
Doug Flanders serves as the Director of Government Affairs at Englewood, CO headquartered Air Methods Corporation, a leader in the air medical industry (flight for life). Doug began his career in Washington, D.C. where he worked for U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (CO) in various capacities to include the Senator’s National Security Advisor, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Legislative Director. After 10 years with the Senator, he received a Presidential appointment to the Department of Energy as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management. In 2005, Doug moved from Washington, D.C. to Colorado and in 2007, Doug received a second Presidential appointment to be the Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator (RA) for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Rocky Mountain Region. Prior to his current position with Air Methods, Doug was the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. He earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Doug lives in Littleton, CO with his wife and 2 children.
Paul Parish - Secretary - LUMC church member
Paul Parish is a Denver native and a City of Littleton resident. He is a retired Managing Principal in the Management Consulting Division of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. He led national, regional and local management consulting practices and was a member of the management consulting division’s national executive committee. When Hitachi, Ltd. acquired the management consulting division of Grant Thornton and named it Hitachi Consulting, he served as a senior vice president, national practice leader and national executive leadership team member. Prior to Grant Thornton, he was a management consulting manager at Deloitte Consulting, the world’s largest consulting firm. Mr. Parish is a globally experienced Certified Management Consultant™ (CMC®) and senior level, C-suite, executive providing trusted advisory services and leadership to businesses, governments, nonprofits and educational institutions.
He possesses broad industry experience and deep functional expertise in financial, human resource, customer relationship (marketing, sales & service), supply chain and operations / manufacturing management, and in complex, enterprise-wide information systems and technology. He earned the degree of Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. After Purdue, he served five years on active duty as a United States Air Force Officer, achieving the rank of Captain, and was the worldwide runner-up winner of the USAF Engineering and Services Major General J. B. Newman Award for outstanding performance. While on active duty in Germany, he earned the degree of Master of Business Administration from The University of Utah and was selected to Beta Gamma Sigma international business school honor society. He and his wife, Linda Diekvoss, have three children, two grandsons and two great granddaughters. With a passion for travel, Paul has travelled to all fifty United States and 86 countries.
David Wojahn - Treasurer - LUMC church member
Dave Wojahn is a retired petroleum engineer and oil and gas executive. His most recent position prior to retirement was President of GasSearch Drilling Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. He began his career in the drilling and production side of the industry with Texaco, Inc. in south Louisiana. He also worked for Forest Oil Corporation and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation in increasing roles of responsibility in engineering, management, and upper management. Dave spent several years as an offshore drilling supervisor for Texaco in the Gulf of Mexico and overseas engineering assignments in London and Kazakhstan involving a multi-billion-dollar oil & gas joint venture in the former Soviet Union.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN and was elected to the Omega Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor fraternities. Although retired he maintains his active licensure as a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer in the State of Colorado. Dave and his wife have been Colorado residents for 25 years and currently reside in Highlands Ranch. They have been members of Littleton United Methodist Church since 1994.
Dr. Abigail (Abby) Anderson, M.D. - LUMC church member
Abby Anderson is a board-certified neurologist. She is originally from Oklahoma where she attended University of Tulsa and The University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. Abby completed postgraduate training at the University of Kansas, the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa. Abby moved to Colorado in 1997 with her husband and has worked in private practice in both a headache clinic and general neurology practice. She has worked for the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians since 2006 in physician competence assessment and remediation.
Erika Dawkins - Community Member - Liaison/Field Elementary
Erika Dawson is the Family Liaison at Field Elementary School in Littleton Public Schools and is a Littleton resident. She has worked as an Interpreter for the last 8 years and the last 3 years as a Community/Family liaison at Field. Her job consists of helping the school/community and the families effectively to communicate. With her bilingual skills, she helps the families to integrate to the community, support the families to connect with community resources, and create an inviting environment for the parent/guardians to get involved with volunteer opportunities throughout the school. In her previous job at Aurora Public schools, she had the opportunity to work with different ethnicities.
She has a bachelor degree in Industrial Design and is bilingual, fluent in Spanish. She is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and the proud mother of two wonderful boys, both of whom attend Littleton public schools. She loves working and helping the families and the community!
Sara Green - Community Member - Liaison/East Elementary
Sara is a recently retired teacher from Littleton Public Schools (LPS). She is originally from Naperville, Illinois where she received her BS in Education from Illinois State. Sara received her Master’s degree in 2000 in English as a Second Language (ESL) from the University of Colorado - Denver. She started working full time for LPS in 1989 as a Title I Math Instructor. That led to an Instructional Coach position where she was responsible for mentoring new teachers and providing staff development. Sara held two positions her final two years: one as the Math Coach and one as an ESL teacher. Sara taught her entire career with LPS at East Elementary, which is a unique school with a very diverse population. She saw it change from a neighborhood school to the magnet school for English Language Learners. She is married and has two sons who were a product of LPS. Sara has written and been awarded several LPS grants. She also received the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award in 2007.
Andrew (Andy) Hancock - Community Member - Community Partner
Andy Hancock is the market President of FirstBank of Littleton. Andy began his career with FirstBank in 1985 after graduating from the University of Colorado. His first assignment with FirstBank was in their Eagle County market where he worked at both the Avon and Vail locations. In 1997 Andy was promoted to President of FirstBank of Breckenridge where he spent 2 years. In 1999 Andy moved to the Littleton market where he was the President until he was promoted to Regional President in 2016. As a Regional President Andy over sees markets in Colorado Springs, Douglas County, South Metro Denver area from the Tech Center to Lakewood and all the company’s mountain locations in Summit, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties.
During his tenure at FirstBank, Andy has held various leadership roles within the company. As a member of the Credit Policy Committee for 6 years Andy helped shape the lending policies that governed the lending activities of over 300 lending officers in the FirstBank system. Andy was the chairman of the FirstBank loan committee for two years and oversaw the weekly activities of this committee that analyzed more than 2,000 individual loans totaling more than $3 billion. Presently, Andy is an active member of the Investment Policy Committee, the Job Responsibilities Committee and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Following the FirstBank tradition of active involvement in local community groups, Andy is the Chairman of the South Metro Housing Options, Executive Board Member of Arapahoe Community College Foundation, Executive Board Member of Littleton Business Coalition and Board Member for Hudson Gardens. Andy is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking.
Andy has lived in Colorado his entire life. He presently lives in Littleton with his wife and has 2 children attending college at the University of Virginia and Wharton Business school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Maria Cardona - Community Member - Educator
Keven Kinaschuk - Community Member - Neighborhood Representative
Keven Kinaschuk is the owner of McKinners Pizza Bar restaurant in historic downtown Littleton, CO, which he founded in 2006. Keven was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and presently resides in Littleton. He spent his formative years at home eating perogies and playing the drums in a garage band. It wasn’t long before Keven realized the merits of good food and a paying job. This sent him to the University of North Dakota to study business and start his career in the restaurant business.
Keven’s experiences in the restaurant and bar business are extensive. While attending university, Keven helped a friend establish the Urban Stampede coffee house as the General Manager and managed the Antique Night Club in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Then it was on to the Palomino Euro-Metro Bistro in Minneapolis. A cross country move landed Keven in Portland, Oregon where he started as a server for the newly opened Portland-Rock Bottom Brewery. Within a few months, he entered the management track of Rock Bottom Restaurants Inc. After a brief stop in Overland Park, Kansas it was on to Seattle as a part of the opening management team of the Seattle-Rock Bottom Brewery.
In 1998 Keven was offered the position of General Manager of Operations at the Denver-Chop House and Brewery, the flagship restaurant for Rock Bottom Restaurants. At the Denver Chop House, Keven got great exposure, working with the homeless and charities with the blossoming, “Miracle on #19th Street”, hosting the Broncos’ Super Bowl victory party in 1999, and for this hockey fan, the chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup over his head at the 2001 Avalanche Stanley Cup Victory Party hosted by the restaurant. In the summer of 2001 Keven was then off to Boulder to open a brand-new Chop House as the General Manager. In the fall of 2001 Keven was running the brand-new Boulder-Chophouse and Tavern.
In the fall of 2002 he then returned to back to Denver and proceeded to work on opening his own concept in the metro area. Keven finally found his nirvana in the historic site of a three-generation hardware store that was owned by the Valore family in historic downtown Littleton in 2005.
McKinners Pizza Bar was a vision and after six months of construction the vision was finally a reality in January of 2006. McKinners Pizza Bar opened for business January 27th, 2006 with the help of his then business partner, Christopher McGraw, who left to pursue other interests in 2011. In 2015, the operation expanded into the space next door and remains as one of Historic Downtown Littleton’s treasured independent restaurants. McKinners Pizza Bar is the result of Keven’s life-long dream of owning his own restaurant.
Keven understands that commitment to excellence does not come easy and the course of business, just like life, is often confusing. You adapt and adjust your course many times. Running a restaurant takes time, effort, experience and great people.
The main goal of McKinners Pizza Bar has always been the same since day one. Stay grounded, always remember where you came from, be a staple in your community, maintain impeccable service and food standards, learn from our mistakes and give our customers more than just a meal out.
Matt Lichlyter - LUMC church member
Matt Lichlyter, CP-FS, CC (Certified Professional, Food Safety; Certified Culinarian) is a Colorado native and has established his roots and home in Littleton. Matt is married to Becky Lichlyter who is on staff at Littleton United Methodist Church.
Matt is currently the Food Safety Manager for Whole Foods Market, Inc., in the Rocky Mountain region. He has over 20 years as a food safety professional working for National Everclean Services/UL Everclean, and Whole Foods Market. Before this experience, Matt was a chef/restaurant manager for different chain restaurants in Colorado for 10+ years.
Matt brings a unique perspective to the board a passion for food, both quality and functionality, plus an understanding of the seriousness of providing safe, wholesome meals. He earned an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from the Art Institute of Denver.
Rod Morgan - Community Member - Neighborhood Representative
Rod Morgan, a Colorado native, resides in Conifer, CO with his wife, Kathy Estes. Rod worked in the technology sector, most recently as Director of Network Planning & Engineering for Verizon Wireless. Although technically retired, he maintains a presence in the business world through ownership and consulting roles in several real estate & technology-based companies. In addition, Rod served on the Board of Westone Laboratories. Westone is the leader in hearing health prosthetics and high-end custom monitors for the audiophile.
He currently serves in leadership roles at three non-profits: University of Colorado Alumni Association Directors Club, Mountain Area Land Trust and The Morgan Family Foundation.
Rod is the proud father of two daughters and four grandsons. He and Kathy share an active lifestyle including golfing, hiking, scuba, kayaking and wild animal rescue/rehabilitation. Rod is also an avid climber. He has climbed over 50 major peaks in Colorado, California, Washington, Alaska, Europe, Africa and Argentina.
Rev. Trudy Robinson - LUMC Senior Pastor
Rev. Trudy Robinson has served as Senior Pastor of Littleton United Methodist church since July 2012. She has served as pastor since 1998 in churches in Westminster and Loveland, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming, prior to coming to Littleton. She brings with her experience in many aspects of ministry including preaching and worship planning, teaching at all age levels, visionary leadership, and capital fundraising. She is a graduate of California State University of Fullerton in art with an emphasis in graphic design, and a graduate of Iliff School of Theology where she earned her Master of Divinity degree. Trudy has served the larger United Methodist Church as a delegate to the 2012 General Conference; a faculty member of the Rocky Mountain Local Pastors Licensing School, School of Christian Missions and Mission University; a team member of the Lead Women Pastor’s Project of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry; and as a Chaplain of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives. She is currently the president of the Iliff School of Theology Alumni Association, a member of the Iliff Board of Trustees, a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Stewards, and a Director of the Rotary Club of Littleton. Trudy has two grown daughters and a son-in-law. She lives in Littleton, Colorado with her Golden Retriever Lucy and her cat Levon.
John Ostermiller - LUMC Business Administrator
John Ostermiller is a second-generation native of Colorado. John was born in Sterling in 1942, and grew up in Brush and Longmont. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 1965, and an Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Denver in 1970. He moved to Littleton in 1967, married Littleton resident Terry Mitchell in 1968, and moved to the Leawood area just west of Littleton. While residing there, he was elected to the first Board of Directors of the Leawood Metro Recreation and Park District in 1976, and served as Secretary for two years. In 1978, Terry and he returned to Littleton with their two daughters where they have resided since.
He has been an active member of the community for over three decades. He served 20 years on the City of Littleton Planning Commission before being appointed to the Littleton City Council in 2000, serving nine years on the Council, including two years as Mayor. In December of 2009 he was appointed to the South Suburban Park and Recreation Board to fill a vacancy and was then elected to the Board in 2010 and elected Chairman in 2012. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the South Metro Housing Options (formerly Littleton Housing Authority), on the Board of the Hudson Garden’s Foundation and on the Legislative Action Committee of the South Metro Denver Chamber. Other community services include Goddard Middle School Management Council; Littleton Public Schools Transportation Committee, 21st Century Task Force and Facilities Use Task Force; Littleton Leadership Retreat and the Arapahoe County Judicial Facilities Task Force. He is a member of Littleton Rotary Club, Historic Littleton Inc., Friends of the Library/Museum and Littleton United Methodist Church. His business career began as a staff accountant with Great Western Sugar Company in 1965 and during the following forty years he held various upper management and executive positions in operations and finance, primarily in the cable TV and telecommunications industry.
He retired in 2006, and then became the Business Administrator for Littleton United Methodist Church in 2008. Terry is retired from Littleton Public Schools where she was a teacher and instructional coach. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center. We have two grown daughters, Karen and Heather, and six grandchildren.