La Junta UMC
La Junta UMC

Our Current Pastor                 (2020 - Present)

Pastor Lynne Tabb

 

Lynne Tabb: Lynne is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, where her father, a Lt. Col., US Army, was posted on the Rock Island Arsenal. Her first experience with religion and life-changing faith was through a Baptist Church in high school.

 

She went to college at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Office Information Systems. She got married and raised four kids, homeschooling them for about ten years and ending up in Westcliffe, Colorado in the year 2000. In the ensuing years, she got divorced and is now married to Chris, her husband of ten years. She spent a number of years waiting tables in the Valley and for the past seven years she worked at the Wet Mountain Tribune, starting as Advertising Director and adding the position of Graphic Designer a couple of years ago.

 

Lynne answered her call to ministry in 2016, a call that had been quietly tugging at her for decades. She was delighted to hear that Iliff Theological Seminary in Denver had an online program and enrolled. This enabled her to continue living and working in Westcliffe while earning her Masters of Divinity degree which she completed in June of 2020. She is currently a Certified Candidate for ordination as an Elder. La Junta United Methodist Church is Lynne’s first appointment.

 

Lynne loves live theater, having been a part of Shakespeare in the Sangres and the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts for several years. Her husband, Chris, founded Shakespeare in the Sangres and has encouraged Lynne in her acting and behind-the-scenes work. Through her various roles, from Olive in Odd Couple the Female Version to Goneril in King Lear, Lynne has learned a lot about life, people, and relationships. She also enjoys singing, playing the flute, and is an avid reader.

Our Former Pastors

The following list is a compilation of the Pastors who have served The United Methodist Church and the dates they served.  The following Pastors either served as "Senior Pastor" or "Associate Pastor" of our church.  The list is based on information available.

 

  1. Alexander B. Bruner (organized the church, Feb. 6, 1887)
  2. John R. Wood (March 1887 - 1890)
  3. J. A. Smith (1890 - 1892)
  4. A. W. Nicolson (1892 - 1893)
  5. W. I. Taylor (1893 - 1894)
  6. A. K. Stabler (1894 - 1895)
  7. W. E. Collett (1895 - 1897)
  8. H. B. Collins (1897 - 1899)
  9. J. L. Vallow (1899 - 1900)
  10. Kenneth Money (1900 - 1902)
  11. Clarence O. Kimball (1902 - 1904)
  12. W. R. Ashby (1904 - 1905)
  13. W. G. Baron (1905 - 1907)
  14. Rollin H. Ayres (1907 - 1910)
  15. J. Wesley Neely (1910 - 1911)
  16. W. A. Brown (1911 - 1912)
  17. Howard Goldie (1912 - 1915)
  18. F. W. Pimlott (July 1915 - September 1915)
  19. P. H. Chappelear (September 1915 - 1916)
  20. A. L. T. Ewert (1916 - 1920)
  21. C. B. Steele (1920 - 1922)
  22. A. M. Maclean (1922 - 1926)
  23. John L. Spargo (1926- 1928)
  24. Fred H. Zimmerman (1928 - 1934)
  25. Ray W. Ross (1934 - 1937)
  26. John R. Edwards (1937 - 1942)
  27. Leon H. Sweetland (1942 - 1952)
  28. H. Preston Childress (1952 - 1960)
  29. Almer J. Rich (1960 - 1965)
  30. Earl Miller (1965 - 1971)
  31. H. Robert DeLancey (1971 - 1978)
  32. B. Edward Lepper (1974 - 1981)
  33. Harry Sutton (1978 - 1988)
  34. Ralph R. Bullock (1988 - 1992)
  35. T. L. Phillips (1992 - 1996)
  36. Gerald D. Zilm and Claire P. Zilm (1996 - 2001)
  37. Gerald D. Zilm (2001 - 2005)
  38. Terilynn Russ (2005 - 2013)
  39. DeEtta Goettel (2013 - 2017)
  40. Lou Ward (2017 - 2020)
  41. Lynne Tabb (2020 - present)

Upcoming Events:

      Bible Studies:

 

Next Bible Study to be determined

 

 

Monthly Potluck:

*Postponed Until Further Notice

 

3rd Saturday Monthly Veteran & First Responders' Breakfast:

*Postponed Until Further Notice

 

United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting:

*Postponed Until Further Notice

 

United Methodist Men's Monthly Breakfast:

*Postponed Until Further Notice

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 8:00-12:00 AM

Wednesday: 8:00-11:00 AM

Thursday: 8:00-11:00 AM

Contact Us

La Junta United Methodist Church

601 San Juan Ave

La Junta, CO 81050

 

Phone: (719) 384-7717

E-mail: umclj@centurytel.net

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