Meet our Team

The Miracle Party is led by a deeply committed and passionate team of volunteers with professional titles. We do not have any paid positions with the Miracle Party, a 501 (c)(3) charity registered in Colorado.

Jackie Hodge


Jackie has been married to her high school sweetheart, Terry, for 42 years and they live in Parker, CO. She is employed at Great West Financial as an IT Specialist. Jackie is a proud mother and grandmother to her three children and three grandchildren. Her oldest granddaughter, Nataly, was diagnosed at 6 months old with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). After enduring over two years of chemotherapy, Nataly has been in remission for three years. During Nataly’s treatment, Jackie became very involved with other LCH, HLH and cancer families and developed a passion for the Miracle Party and the joy that it brings to the children and their families. She is excited to take on the role of Executive Director.

Stacy Syphers


Stacy is a mother of four and the founder of the Miracle Party. Her daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and underwent 52 weeks of chemo. The Miracle Party was founded based on her end of chemo party in 2008 and has expanded from Kennedy's friends from the oncology unit to over 240 children and their families.

Pia Williams


Pia Williams is a full-time corporate events leader in Denver. She enjoys managing the planning process for Miracle Party to ensure a memorable event for those special guests with childhood cancer and their families. Pia learned from an Angel that laughter and fun are so important in fighting cancer and she is looking forward to filling that need for lots of children through the Miracle Party. Pia joined Miracle Party in 2017.

Shane Lembke


Shane is a full time airline pilot for United Airlines. He has been a part of the Miracle Party since 2008. He is passionate about stage lighting, and as the lighting designer for the Miracle Party he paints the stage, and helps make the magic that is The Miracle Party. In addition, he continues to work hard and help oversee the logistics, entertainment, and production management of the event. He is very passionate about the childhood cancer cause, and has been known to visit young cancer patients on layovers in other cities. Every year Shane looks forward to this one of a kind event.

Diana Mercer


Diana joins the Miracle Party as our volunteer coordinator and is in charge of volunteer recruitment and coordination for the annual event. She is a dedicated volunteer with other charities and enjoys giving back to her community. She has been married 18 years and is from Colorado Springs Colorado. She is blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to three boys 18, 15, and 12. She also took in 3 Forster babies when her husband was deployed. She absolutely loves helping and working with kids! Diana loves to travel and spend the summer camping and boating with her family.

Julie Cauler


Julie is a full-time event coordinator for DISH Network and the mother of a 7-year-old daughter. She has volunteered with Miracle Party for the past 2 years, but looks forward to taking over the décor for 2019. Julie is excited to once again be able to participate in this amazing event!

Kim Lembke


Kim has a passion for helping kids fighting cancer. She joined the Miracle Party in 2015 and has since been the producer or our Angel Tribute video and assisted the event coordination teams in backstage production and talent management. She is a Captain for Allegiant Airlines.

Pam Cailteux


Pam is proud to be a stay at home mom to two great boys, ages 8 and 11. She recently purchased a home in Bennett, CO and enjoys gardening and cooking. Pam got involved with the Miracle Party when her family was directly touched by childhood cancer, and through the Miracle Party, she was able to connect with other moms going through the same thing.