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