All appointments and those named to serve in a supply capacity are finalized at the Annual Conference Session in June.

Appointments that have been announced are posted here.

This page includes:


Current Church Openings

The following churches have been identified as clear openings by the RMC Cabinet. If you believe God is leading you to service in one of these communities, please contact your current District Superintendent.

  • Burlington
  • Estes Park
  • First UMC, Fort Collins
  • Lamar
  • Wray
  • Washington Park

2015 Appointments by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective Jan. 1, 2015:

Bich Thy (Betty) Nguyen, currently serving Bethany United Methodist Church, to Brentwood and Bethany United Methodist churches (3/4 time).

Leslie Sue Wood, currently serving Pikes Peak United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., to the United Church of San Juans, Ridgway, Colo.

Deanne Sharp, as pastor (1/2 time) of Pikes Peak United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Andy Dunning, currently serving as Development Director at Denver Urban Ministries, to St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, Colo., as Executive Pastor.


2015 Retirement Announcements

The following clergy have been approved for retirement, effective June 30, 2015. Our Conference is appreciative of their many years of faithful Christian service. There will be an opportunity to greet them and wish them well at the 2015 Annual Conference session.

Susan Denker

Richard Evans

Char Elliott

Kathryn Britt Graff

Pam Graham

David Moorman

Donna Patterson

Nancy Peacock

Rhonda Plinske

Linda Wells

Karen Lowe (As of Feb. 28, 2015)

Miriam Slejko (As of April 30, 2015)

Retiring from another conference or denomination

Norm Stott

Greg Borden


Assignments by District Superintendents

District Superintendent Margaret Gillikin has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective Nov. 15, 2014: Mike Spahr, as certified lay minister (1/2 time) to the United Church of Walsenburg, Walsenburg, Colorado. Bobby Barnhill concluded his ministry at the United Church of Walsenburg on Nov. 11, 2014, but continues as a part-time local pastor at Trinidad United Methodist Church, Trinidad, Colorado.

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