Carrigan Members

Patrick & Angela Maguire

The Maguires relocated from Michigan to Centennial Colorado about three years ago. Patrick has been a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America for almost 50 years. Between the two of them they have more years involved with the Ancient Order of Hibernians than all of the other members of the Carrigan Division combined. Patrick has been bestowed a life member by the AOH national board. He is a past president of the Rahway Division in New Jersey. He was also the past president of the Adrian Division in Michigan. He also is a past president of the AOH Michigan State Board. His wife Angela has been a member of the Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians organization since it was founded. They are both natives of Ireland and Patrick presently serves as the treasurer of the Carrigan Division.

Ed Schumm

Brother Ed Schumm is one of the longest standing members of the Carrigan Division. To say that Ed is an avid sports fan is a huge understatement! Ed and his brothers were prolific football players in high school and college. Ed played football at KU and at Army in the early ’60s. He is a lifelong salesman and is one of the best. He lives adjacent to Coors Field in a beautiful historic restored railyard loft.  He has two sons- Colby and Ryan and two grandchildren.

Father Charles Polifka, O.F.M. Cap

Father Charles Polifka, O.F. M. Cap is the Carrigan Division Chaplain. In 2021, he will celebrate his golden anniversary as a priest.  He is currently the parish priest at Annunciation Parish and School in East Denver. Annunciation School is one of The Carrigan Division’s main philanthropies. To become our chaplain, Fr. Charles offered to change his very German-sounding name to Fr. Charles P. O’Lifka, but the group waived the requirement.

Jim & Betsy Chappell

Jim and Betsy Chappell live in the heart of Denver at 16th and California along the 16th Street Mall. Their family is known as “The Chappell Army” with its 18 children and grandchildren. They love bike riding and local breweries. Betsy is a Speech/ Language Pathologist with Denver Public Schools and Jim is the Director of Operations for Colorado Car Share. Jim has been a Carrigan Hibernian for about 6 years.

Matt Steck & Rick Steck

Rick Steck, right, and son Matt left, are enthusiastic members of The Michael Carrigan Division of AOH. Matt, is a Business Analyst and father of two lovely, nearly grown, daughters. He joined the division in the spring of 2020. Rick has been a Carrigan leader since he joined about three years ago. Rick has been a teacher and coach at Annunciation School for over two decades. Both Rick and Matt appreciate the effort the Carrigan division members have given to the school students through fix-up projects, fundraisers, and volunteer coaching.

Matt Steck

Matt is a Denver native, husband and father of two daughters.
His interests include following Denver/Colorado college and pro sports teams, hunting, fishing, skiing, coaching basketball and lacrosse, live music, landscaping, taking care of his two aquariums, and hanging out with friends and 2-and-4 legged family members.
Matt followed his Dad’s lead when joining AOH. He joined AOH to learn more about (and celebrate) his Irish roots and make new friendships while giving back to the local community! 

Kevin Coates & Matt Steck

Matt Steck joined the division in the spring of 2020 and recruited Kevin Coates, his life-long buddy, to also join. Kevin is a Denver attorney. Kevin and Matt have volunteered their time for projects at Annunciation Catholic EL school in Denver’s Five Points. Many of Annunciation’s students come from “The Points”.  In this photo, Matt and Kevin just have finished raising the fence around the Annunciation School playground. Thanks, Matt and Kevin!  And props to the Carrigan Hibernians!