Cowboy Christian Fellowship Coordinator
Kids Hope Coordinator
I started at Rinn just a few months ago. I am an ordained American Baptist Pastor cross credentialed in the United Methodist Church. My previous appointments include Wiley and McClave United Methodist Churches and the Chugwater/Wheatland, Wyoming charge. Prior to this I worked as a college professor in the field of communication studies for 25-years. I taught media production and have produced documentaries and videos for church organizations. I have a Ph.D from the University of Utah, a Masters of Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Walla Walla (in theology).
My wife, Reverend Claire Cassell, serves as a Lutheran Hospital Chaplain in Lakewood and in pastoral care at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church in Littleton. We have two small dogs, Murphy, a Boston Terrier, and Gracie, a papillon.
I am excited about the ministry at Rinn UMC, the "church on the highway." This congregation is vibrant, diverse and engaging. I hope you will join us for worship or one of our other church activities.
RINN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
"Extending the Family of God to the Carbon Valley and Eastern Longmont"
We are pleased to introduce our new caretaker, Cody Johnson. Cody was raised in the area and graduated from Frederick high school. He has worked in a variety of jobs in groundskeeping, construction, janitorial, and farming. Cody currently operates his own landscaping business, CDJ Lawn Care. He is single and has two dogs. His mother, Melody, will be living in the parsonage with him. Melody currently works for Jefferson County schools. We look forward to a long working relationship.
I am going into my 5th year at Rinn United Methodist Church, serving as the Music Director (piano accompanist and choir director). My full-time job is teaching K-8 general music at Global Leadership Academy of Mapleton Public Schools in North Denver. I am an avid singer and have been playing the piano for the past 22 years.
I received two degrees from CU Boulder in 2016 for Piano Performance and English Literature; I graduated from CU Boulder again in 2018, gaining my teaching license with an emphasis in choral education.
I have absolutely loved my time at Rinn and have found such a beautiful spiritual and musical community of people. When I began leading the choir in 2015 we only had five members. Since then we have grown to 25 participants. I so look forward to the years to come!
Frederick, CO 80504
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