Lutheran Church and School

7691 S. University Blvd.
Centennial, CO 80122

Mary Backhus


Contact Information:
Phone: 303-798-0711 ext. 363

Associates Degree in Business Administration 2007
Certified Human Resource Specialist 2007
Certified Church Business Administrator 2011

Personal Information:
Gerhardt and I have been members of Shepherd of the Hills since 1985. We were married in 1973 and raised 6 children, all of whom attended and graduated from Shepherd’s school.  When the school opened in 1985, I worked as a custodian to help pay for my children’s tuition.  I moved on to office work, assisting as needed.  In 2000 I began full-time work, serving to support faculty and staff.  In 2003 I became the Office Manager.  Following completion of my Associates Degree, I began my current position of Business Administrator.  I hope to continue to support the mission and ministry at Shepherd until I retire, but before I drop dead.

Grandchildren, reading, sewing, cooking, walking (housekeeping – not so much)

Fun Fact:
‘Tis the bane of me existence to be only half Irish, but I cope.

What I love about my position:
There’s always something new that needs to be managed, worked-out, discovered.  I love that I get to serve the Lord as a facilitator for ministry, that I can use my gifts to help others find a way to get wherever they are going.