Hi, my name is Reverend Jamielee Demske, and I’m your new pastor! I have been in ministry in the Denver area since 2015, first at Trinity United Methodist, and then at Washington Park United Methodist. In addition to serving the community of Spirit of Hope, I will also continue serving as the Associate Pastor and Youth Director at Wash Park. When my husband, Jordan, and I moved to Denver in 2014, we never expected to be so welcomed into a community. My husband was originally from Nebraska, and I was from Wisconsin, but we felt like Denver was home from the day we moved in. Since then, I attended the Iliff School of Theology and graduated in 2018 with my Masters in Divinity, and was finally ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2021. Through it all, I have had the amazing support of my husband, daughters, and pets! My stepdaughter, Addy, is an amazing 12 year old who visits us over the winter holidays and in the summer. My daughter June was born in July of 2020 and in addition to loving laughter and food, she is obsessed with our dog, Cora Mae, and our two cats, Moony and Ed. All seven of us love spending time outside (the cats with little success), making and eating good food and playing games.
I’m looking forward to bridging our two communities with the hope of creating a fruitful bond between us. My family and myself look forward to getting to know each and every one of you, and learning what makes Spirit of Hope so special.