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 Appointment Openings

The following churches have been identified as clear openings by the RMC Cabinet. If any clergy would like to be considered for appointment to one of these churches, they should speak to their district superintendent.

No openings


2015

Appointments by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky

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

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.


2014

Appointments by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective August 15, 2014:

Ora Dailey, a retired Elder, as pastor (1/2 time) of Berta A. Penney Memorial United Methodist Church of Kemmerer, Wyo.

 

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective July 1, 2014:

Jamie Martens, currently appointed to attend school, to Westminster United Methodist Church, Westminster, Colorado (3/4 time).

Emily E. Easton, currently serving Berta A. Penny Memorial United Methodist Church, Kemmerer, WY, to Hugo United Methodist Church, Hugo CO and Blue Cliff United Methodist Church, Karval CO, Colorado.

Alan D. Strauss, to Director of the North East Colorado Cooperative parish and continue at First United Methodist Church, Holyoke, Colo. First UMC will join the Northeast Colorado Cooperative parish.

Ed Bollack as Interim Pastor (1/2 time) to East UMC in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Karen Hurst to Friendship United Methodist Church, Craig, Colo.

Phillip and Karen Gibson, currently serving Friendship United Methodist Church, Craig, Colorado, to the Conesville/New Moscow United Methodist Churches, Conesville and New Moscow, OH, East Ohio Conference.

Rick Calhoun, currently serving First United Methodist Church, Pueblo, Colorado, to Vineland United Methodist Church, Vineland, Colo. (3/4 time).

Mary Bates, an Elder in the Texas Conference, as associate pastor to First UMC, Casper, WY

Bun Koo Lee to Zion Korean UMC (1/4 time) Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Rhonda Plinske, currently serving La Veta United Methodist Church, La Veta, Colorado, to First United Methodist Church, Salida, Colorado

Ramon Robledo, currently serving Lamar United Methodist Church, Lamar, Colorado, to La Veta United Methodist Church, La Veta, Colorado

Siaosi Prescott, currently serving Delta United Methodist Church, Delta, Colorado, to Home United Methodist Church, Rye, Colorado

Bradley Walston, currently serving Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, Carbondale, Colorado (1/2 time), to Carbondale/Basalt/Thomasville Community United Methodist Churches, Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado

Carol Rhan to Delta United Methodist Church, Delta, Colorado

Troy Greer to Lamar United Methodist Church, Lamar, CO.

Donald Ford, currently serving Pagosa Springs Community United Methodist Church, Colorado, to Methow Valley United Methodist Church, Twisp, Washington in the Pacific North West Conference

Amanda McMurtrey, currently serving Calhan/Rush United Methodist Churches, Colorado, to Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, Maryland in the Baltimore/Washington Conference

Linda Cheek, currently serving Brentwood United Methodist Church, Denver, CO to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Thornton, CO

Lester Huseby, currently serving Price United Methodist Church, Price, Utah to the United Methodist Churches of Calhan/Rush, Colorado

Tiffany Keith as Associate Pastor (1/2 time) to First UMC, Colorado Springs.

Jeffrey Thoms to First United Methodist Church, Newcastle, Wyoming

Kay Palmer Marsh, currently serving Westminster United Methodist Church, Westminster, Colorado, to First United Methodist Church, Fort Lupton, Colorado

Jaime Nieves, currently serving Stratton and Kirk United Methodist Churches, to Yuma United Methodist Church

Carol Lillie, currently serving First United Methodist Church, Longmont, Colorado, to Erie United Methodist Church

Amy Strader, currently serving Lakewood United Methodist Church, Lakewood, Colorado as associate pastor, to First United Methodist Church, Golden, Colorado

Christopher Carr, currently on Voluntary Leave of Absence, to Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, Englewood, Colorado

Michael G. Nickerson, currently serving First United Methodist Church, Wenatchee, Washington, to intentional interim, Aspen Community United Methodist Church, Aspen, Colorado

Margaret Gillikin, currently serving First United Methodist Church, Salida, Colorado, to District Superintendent, Sunshine District and Plains Sub-District of the Peaks and Plains District

Kirsten Barlow, currently serving First United Methodist Church, Fort Lupton, Colorado, to First United Methodist Church, Pueblo, Colorado

David Charles Barton, currently serving Haxtun United Methodist Church, Haxtun, Colorado, to Meeker United Methodist Church, Meeker, Colorado.

Jon Laughlin, current interim pastor of Meeker United Methodist Church, will complete his service June 30, 2014.

Elizabeth Jackson, currently serving Edgewater United Methodist Church, to Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, Centennial, Colorado (as half-time Associate Pastor).

Jeremiah Harris to First United Methodist Church, Loveland CO (as Associate Pastor).

Mark Feldmeir, currently serving San Dieguito United Methodist Church, Encinitas, California, California-Pacific Conference, as Senior Pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, CO. This will be a cross conference appointment.

Sarah Beck, currently pastor of Hamilton United Methodist – American Baptist Federated Church of Hamilton, Montana (Yellowstone Annual Conference), as pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Billings, Montana (Yellowstone Annual Conference). Rev. Beck is a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Jeremy Scott, currently pastor of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Billings Montana (Yellowstone Annual Conference), as the new Mountain Sky Area Vital Congregations Developer. Rev. Scott is a member of the Yellowstone Annual Conference.

Brian Oliver, currently associate pastor of First UMC of Casper, WY, as senior pastor of First UMC of Casper, WY. Rev. Steve Burnett, current senior pastor, has requested retirement effective June 30, 2014.

Benning L. Wentworth as the launch pastor of the ICON new church start located in the Tri-towns/Erie area of Colorado in the Peaks and Plains District. Ben currently serves as pastor of Hugo and Blue Cliff United Methodist Churches, Hugo CO and Karval CO.

District Superintendent Debra Olenyik to the state of Wyoming for another year. Under Deb Olenyik's leadership the Yellowstone Annual Conference and the Rocky Mountain Conference have experimented for two and a half years with sharing one district superintendent for all of the Wyoming United Methodist churches.

 

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective June 1, 2014:

Vickie Street, a local pastor, as pastor of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, Cedaredge, Colorado (1/2 time).

(Debra Edwards, pastor of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, has requested a Medical Leave.)

 

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective May 1, 2014:

Joshua Walker to Longs Peak United Methodist Church, Longmont, Colorado as associate pastor, one-half time.

 

Retirement Announcements

The following clergy have announced their intention to retire June 30, 2014. The RMC is appreciative of their years of service. There will be an opportunity to greet them and wish them farewell at the 2014 Annual Conference session.

Aaron Black
Steve Burnett
Richard Calhoun
Tommy Dudley
Beverly Fest
Marie Gasau
Lucia Guzman
Paul Holland
Mark Johaningsmeir
Pat Johnson
Ross Kershaw
Paul (Pete) Meese
William (Bill) Moore
Dan Nelson
Rhonda Plinske
Ramon Robledo
Eloise Saltzgaver
Harold (Gene) Sharp
Craig Short
Philip (Sid) Spain
Daniel Strizek
Judi Taylor
Marvin Vose

Assignments by District Superintendents

District Superintendent Steve Goodier has announced his assignment of Jeffrey Wayland to Alameda Heights and Berkeley United Methodist Churches effective August 1, 2014. Current pastor Rev. Jim Ward will be appointed to the Eaton Senior Communities.

District Superintendent Walter “Skip” Strickland has announced his intention to assign Roger Gillming, a retired member of the Great Plains Conference, to supply Peetz Community Church, Peetz, Colorado, 1/4 time effective July 1, 2014.

District Superintendent Steve Goodier has announced his intention to assign Lynn Miller to supply Scott United Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado, effective July 1.

District Superintendent Steve Goodier has announced his intention to assign Brian Wilmoth to supply Brentwood UMC, Denver, Colorado, effective July 1, 2014.

District Superintendent Sione Tukutau has announced his intention to assign Claus H. Rohlfs Jr., a retired Elder in the Southwest Texas Conference, currently pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sterling City, Texas, to intentional interim pastor, Pagosa Springs Community United Methodist Church, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, effective July 1, 2014.

District Superintendent Sione Tukutau has announced his intention to assign Richard James Heikes, retired elder, and Dee Anna, retired associate, from the Yellowstone Conference as co-pastors of Palisade and Fruita United Methodist Churches, Palisade and Fruita, Colorado, effective July 1, 2014.

District Superintendent Sione Tukutau has announced his intention to assign Losaline Tupoumalohi to supply 1/2 time at Price United Methodist Church, Price, UT effective July 1, 2014.

District Superintendent Walter “Skip” Strickland has announced his intention to assign John L. Walls, a retired member of the Indiana Conference, to supply James Memorial United Methodist Church, Hudson, Colorado, one-quarter time effective June 1, 2014.

District Superintendent Marv Vose has announced his intention to assign Martin E. Lee to supply First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford, Colorado, effective July 1, 2014. Phillip Tarman, a retired pastor of the Rocky Mountain Conference, has served as an intentional interim at First UMC, since November 1, 2013.

District Superintendent Sione Tukutau has announced his intention to assign David A. Henry, a retired member of the Presbytery of Utah, as intentional interim, to supply Aldersgate Community United Methodist Church, Brigham City, Utah, three-quarter time effective May 1, 2014.



2013

December 9, 2013

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her intention to appoint The Rev. Dr. Philip Amerson as Interim Pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, effective February 1, 2014. Dr. Amerson will retire December 31, 2013 as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to that appointment he served as President of Claremont School of Theology and as pastor for 21 years in the South Indiana Conference. Current St. Andrew Senior Pastor, Rev. Gary Shockley, will be appointed as Congregational Development Team Leader for the Western North Carolina Conference, effective January 1, 2014.

November 11, 2013

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky announces that Rev. Gary Shockley, Senior Pastor at St. Andrew UMC in Highlands Ranch, CO, will conclude his appointment there effective December 31, 2013.

October 28, 2013

District Superintendent Walter “Skip” Strickland has announced his intention to assign Janeen R. Hill to supply Keenesburg United Methodist Church (1/2 time), Keenesburg, Colorado, effective November 1, 2013. Michael Bergman, retired pastor of the Rocky Mountain Conference served as an intentional interim at Keenesburg UMC, September 1-October 31, 2013.

October 14, 2013

District Superintendent Deb Olenyik has announced her intention to assign Thomas Thompson, retired elder of the New England Conference, as the transitional intentional interim for First United Methodist Church of Rawlins, Wyoming (3/4 time) effective December 1, 2013.

October 7, 2013

District Superintendent Walter “Skip” Strickland has announced his intention to assign Katherine A. Bullard, a retired pastor from the Nebraska Conference, to supply Alger Memorial United Methodist Church, Eaton, Colorado, effective October 1, 2013. Jeanne Redshaw entered into retired relationship with the Rocky Mountain Conference, June 31, 2013.

Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky has announced her intention to appoint Phillip Tarman, retired pastor in the Rocky Mountain Conference, as an interim at First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford, Colorado, effective November 1, 2013. Rev. Leslie Barnett, pastor of First UMC, Rocky Ford, Colorado, has requested retirement effective October 31, 2013.

September 3, 2013

Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky has announced her intention to appoint Michael Harmon Bergman, retired pastor in the Rocky Mountain Conference, as an interim at Community United Methodist Church, Keenesburg, Colorado, (1/2 time) Sept 1, 2013 through Oct 31, 2013. Rev. Dawnmarie Fiechtner, pastor of Keenesburg UMC, was appointed to Hygiene UMC effective July 1, 2013.

August 20, 2013

District Superintendent Sione Tukutau has announced his intention to assign Pastor Norman Mark, a local pastor from the New Mexico Conference, as supply associate of First United Methodist Church, Cortez, Colorado, effective September 1, 2013.