Denver Society of Creation

Need a Speaker?  Contact Us!!

Most of our speakers are certified by Creation Training

Initiative to teach  classes in and speak on topics related

to Creation Apologetics.  We would love to work with you

to schedule one of them, or another creation speaker for

your event or organization! 

Contact us at Phone:  563-370-5990 or Email: 

info@denversocietyofcreation.org .

Our DSOC Speakers

Mrs. Judy Finnessy - President, Denver Society of Creation

Judy Finnessy is a “grandma grizzly” when it comes to teaching our children how

to defend their faith.  (She has three grown children, and six grandchildren.)  She

holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Accounting from Wartburg College. 

Judy has spent over forty years holding various positions in IT Architecture and

Project Management with John Deere, and now that she has retired, has devoted

herself to studying creation apologetics and its impact on the faith of our

children.   For the past four years,  she has been intensely involved in creation

apologetics, culminating in a week-long Creation Apologetics Teachers College

taught by Creation Training Initiative in 2016. She has facilitated a small group

study of Genesis 1-11, taught Sunday school classes on creation and been a

speaker for adult Bible study classes. She is the founder and President of the

Denver Society of Creation.

Judy is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Littleton.  She is involved in

Lutherans for Life, Denver, and has served as  a past Secretary.  She has a love

for Christian music and serves as the music director and pianist for the Tin Cup

Community Chapel during the summer months.  She has also assisted with fund

raising events for  Love INC, Littleton.

In addition to being certified by CTI, Judy has also been certified  as a

“Biblical Creation Ministry Professional”  by the International Association

for Creation.

Mr. Don Gilbreath - Director, Denver Society of Creation

In the Beginning, God…

Mr. Don Gilbreath  is a Senior Process Development Engineer at Gates Corporation.  He has been with Gates Corporation for 27 years, and is a mechanical engineer who holds twelve granted patents.  Don enjoys working on breakthrough products that no one else in the industry has marketed.  He has developed products  such as crimp fittings for large ID high pressure oil rig hoses and hose connectors such as sthe inovative Gates iLok. Don received both a B.S and an M.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has had a passion for creation apologetics for most of his adult life, and attended the CTI Creation Apologetics Teachers College in 2017.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Society of Creation. Don lives in Castle Rock, CO, with his wife of 34 years.  He is a father of four and a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Castle Rock.

Mr. Jim Finnessy - Special Advisor to the Board

Jim Finnessy is a father of three and a grandfather of six.  He enjoys family and life.  Prior to retirement, Jim worked as a Supervisor and Production Engineer with the  John Deere Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois.  He was also a realtor for several years. Jim holds a degree in History  and Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and taught junior high students in  Lakewood, CO, for three years. He has joined Judy to assist with the formation of the Denver Society of Creation, out of  concern for our culture and society, and a desire to be an example of love and faith to his children and grandchildren.  According to his oldest grandson, “He really loves God, and that’s for sure!” Jim completed the CTI Creation Apologetics Teachers College in 2017.  He is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Littleton, CO.

Dr. Barbara Helmkamp, Director, Denver Society of Creation

Dr. Barbara S. Helmkamp has a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State  University and a B.S. Engineering in physics from Colorado School of  Mines, and she worked as a petrophysical engineer for the Shell Oil  Companies between undergraduate and graduate studies. She completed  the Lutheran Teacher Colloquy from Concordia University Texas while  teaching at St. Mark Lutheran Church & School in Houston, where she was  subsequently called. She is currently on the faculty of Veritas Scholars  Academy (V.S.A. is an online school out of Lancaster, PA). She also taught at  Credo Academy (Credo is a home school co-op in Lone Tree, CO) as well as  having overseen her daughters’ high school educations from home. Her older daughter graduated with Honors from VSA in 2015 and is currently a senior at the University of Iowa, and her younger daughter graduated Highest Honors from VSA in 2017 and is currently a sophomore at the University of Wyoming. Barbara, her husband Bob, and their daughters are members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, Colorado.
Denver Society of Creation

Need a

Speaker? 

Contact Us!!

Most of our speakers

are certified by Creation

Training Initiative to

teach  classes in and

speak on topics related

to Creation Apologetics. 

We would love to work

with you to schedule

one of them, or another

creation speaker for

your event or

organization! 

Contact us at Phone: 

563-370-5990 or Email: 

info@denversocietyofcr

eation.org .

Our DSOC

Speakers

Mrs. Judy Finnessy -

President, Denver

Society of Creation

Judy Finnessy is a “grandma grizzly” when it

comes to teaching our children how to

defend their faith.  (She has three grown

children, and six grandchildren.)  She holds

a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and

Accounting from Wartburg College.  Judy has

spent over forty years holding various

positions in IT Architecture and Project

Management with John Deere, and now that

she has retired, has devoted herself to

studying creation apologetics and its impact

on the faith of our children.   For the past

four years,  she has been intensely involved

in creation apologetics, culminating in a

week-long Creation Apologetics Teachers

College taught by Creation Training Initiative

in 2016. She has facilitated a small group

study of Genesis 1-11, taught Sunday school

classes on creation and been a speaker for

adult Bible study classes. She is the founder

and President of the Denver Society of

Creation.

Judy is a member of Ascension Lutheran

Church in Littleton.  She is involved in

Lutherans for Life, Denver, and has served

as  a past Secretary.  She has a love for

Christian music and serves as the music

director and pianist for the Tin Cup

Community Chapel during the summer

months.  She has also assisted with fund

raising events for  Love INC, Littleton.

In addition to being certified by CTI, Judy

has also been certified  as a “Biblical

Creation Ministry Professional”  by the

International Association for Creation.

Mr. Don Gilbreath -

Director, Denver Society 

of Creation

Mr. Don Gilbreath  is a Senior Process Development Engineer at Gates Corporation.  He has been with Gates Corporation for 27 years, and is a mechanical engineer who holds twelve granted patents.  Don enjoys working on breakthrough products that no one else in the industry has marketed.  He has developed products  such as crimp fittings for large ID high pressure oil rig hoses and hose connectors such as sthe inovative Gates iLok. Don received both a B.S and an M.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has had a passion for creation apologetics for most of his adult life, and attended the CTI Creation Apologetics Teachers College in 2017.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Society of Creation. Don lives in Castle Rock, CO, with his wife of 34 years.  He is a father of four and a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Castle Rock.
Jim Finnessy is a father of three and a grandfather of six.  He enjoys family and life.  Prior to retirement, Jim worked as a Supervisor and Production Engineer with the  John Deere Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois.  He was also a realtor for several years. Jim holds a degree in History  and Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and taught junior high students in  Lakewood, CO, for three years. He has joined Judy to assist with the formation of the Denver Society of Creation, out of  concern for our culture and society, and a desire to be an example of love and faith to his children and grandchildren.  According to his oldest grandson, “He really loves God, and that’s for sure!” Jim completed the CTI Creation Apologetics Teachers College in 2017.  He is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Littleton, CO.

Mr. Jim Finnessy -

Special Advisor to the Board

Dr. Barbara Helmkamp, Director,

Denver Society of Creation

Dr. Barbara S. Helmkamp has a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State  University and a B.S. Engineering in physics from Colorado School of  Mines, and she worked as a petrophysical engineer for the Shell Oil  Companies between undergraduate and graduate studies. She completed  the Lutheran Teacher Colloquy from Concordia  University Texas while  teaching at St. Mark Lutheran Church & School in Houston, where she was  subsequently called. She is currently on the faculty of Veritas Scholars  Academy (V.S.A. is an online school out of Lancaster, PA). She also taught at  Credo Academy (Credo is a home school co-op in Lone Tree, CO) as well as  having overseen her daughters’ high school educations from home. Her older daughter graduated with Honors from VSA in 2015 and is currently a senior at the University of Iowa, and her younger daughter graduated Highest Honors from VSA in 2017 and is currently a sophomore at the  University of Wyoming. Barbara, her husband Bob, and their daughters  are members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, Colorado.