We have a small staff committed to providing an environment that is warm and welcoming. We hope that everyone who enters the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing finds a space that is friendly and safe for soul exploration.
Director of Wholeness and Healing
Bethany Hader Crabbs serves as Director of Wholeness and Healing for University Park United Methodist Church and the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing. Bethany is from Nashville, TN and has worked for 10 years in church settings in various denominations including Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN (now University of Memphis: Lambuth Campus) and a Master of Arts in Christian Formation & Soul Care from Denver Seminary. She recently married her husband Will and they are expecting their first child this fall. Bethany loves music, hiking, board games, and theatre. Bethany manages all activities in the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing and leads the congregation of University Park UMC in the areas of congregational and community care. She is also a trained spiritual director.
Graduate School of Social Work Intern
Hi! My name is Sarah Johnson and I am ecstatic to be the internship student with the Evanston Center for this Fall thru next Spring. I am in the Master of Social Work program at DU, and am planning to do the mental health or health and wellness concentration in my Second Year there. I am originally from North Carolina, where I obtained an undergrad degree in Recreational Therapy and graduate degree in Gerontology. I am passionate about supporting people with love and creative problem solving as they find their way towards meeting their individual goals. I have three brothers who are all married, and incredible parents; all of whom are still back East.
I came to Colorado in 2017, after being a family caregiver for my grandfather with dementia and uncle with Down Syndrome and dementia for two years, to discover who I am and how I can best serve others with the skills that God is giving me. In my spare time I love supporting my Colorado Rapids soccer team, volunteering with Tedx MileHigh events, going on hikes, and reading. I am a dogmom who is waiting to get my own dog after I graduate :-)
I am extremely excited to serve our community with you all.
Our advisory board represents members of the original Evanston United Methodist Church and members of our community. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing. They also ensure that our programs are in line with the mission and vision of the Evanston Center and offer quality wholeness practices needed by our surrounding neighborhoods and communities.
Liz Beindorff, Chair
Head Start Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator at Denver Public Schools
Rev. John Blinn
Retired UMC Pastor and Spiritual Director
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist
Chair of the Trustees Committee for University Park UMC
Chair of Trustees Committee & serves on Finance Committee at University Park UMC
Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Work at University of Denver