Shelly Livingston

Pastoral Administrative Assistant

I am a Colorado native and grew up in the Denver area. I started working as an administrative assistant at the John F. Kennedy Child Development Center, where I worked for 4 years. I then continued my career with many years of working in the commercial real estate industry, most recently with AmCap Properties, where I worked for 28 years. At the end of my career there, I was a Property Accountant, responsible for 9 shopping centers in the Denver, Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs areas.

My husband and I decided to try a new adventure in 2016 and retired to Costa Rica. While I tried to get involved with several different activities and made some wonderful friends, I never really felt at home.

In 2017, my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and we returned to the U.S. for his treatment and surgery during the first part of 2018. During this time, it was very clear to me that I was quite homesick for my life here. My husband has been cancer-free since finishing treatment in 2018. After much discussion with my husband, we agreed that I would come back here, and he would stay in Costa Rica until our house sold.

I returned to Colorado in November of 2018; after a very brief (thankfully) stint as a cashier at Sprouts, I was blessed to come to work at Covenant Presbyterian DTC, where I was further blessed to meet Stephanie. I was thrilled when she offered me part-time work and look forward to a new challenge!

In addition to my husband, I have an adult daughter, 3 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews, and a cute little dog named Auggie.