La Junta UMC
La Junta UMC

Our Current Pastor   (2020 - Present)

Pastor 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 attended 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 eleven 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 Provisional Elder, anticipating ordination as an Elder in full connection in 2023. 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:

      Adult Studies:

We are meeting at 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall.

We will take July 28 through August 25 off. Stay tuned for our new study coming in September. 

 

Monthly Potluck:

Join us on the Second Sunday of every month, with the exception of September, 2021, when our potluck will be on September 26 in conjunction with Church in the Park. 

 

 

Military Appreciation Breakfast

Third Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.:

Veterans and Active Military and their Significant Others, join us for a hearty breakfast as we share our appreciatoin for your service.

 

United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting:

Third Thursday of every month: August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18

 

United Methodist Men's Monthly Breakfast:

*Postponed Until Further Notice

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 8-12 am

Wednesday: 8-11 am

Thursday: 8-11 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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