Rev. Emily Kintzel
Reverend Emily Kintzel was appointed to the Niwot United Methodist Church starting July 1, 2020. She is a Colorado native and even grew up in The United Methodist Church. She is thankful to still call this state home and that she is able to continue to grow in her faith journey, now as an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church.
Pastor Emily earned a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, and then came back to Colorado to pursue a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She taught Elementary School for a total of 10 years. During that time Emily also began work as Youth Director at Longs Peak United Methodist Church in Longmont. She served in that capacity for 11 years and it was during her time as Youth Director that she answered her call to ordained ministry.
Pastor Emily earned her Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in June of 2016. During her final year at Iliff, she completed her internship by serving as the pastor of Evans United Methodist Church. After that she was appointed to Lyons Community Church and served there for the past four years.
Pastor Emily is excited about all of the ways Niwot United Methodist Church lives out the call to make disciples of all people and takes seriously the call to love your neighbor as yourself. She looks forward to finding ways that she can support the congregation in its current ministries and outreach, as well as explore ways that we can forge new ministry opportunities together!
David loves to be involved with worship and music and is grateful to be at Niwot UMC. He has a degree in Voice and has worked with children’s and adult choirs for many years in the church setting, beginning in 2002 at a Methodist church in Arvada, CO. He is the Music Director of the Smithtonians, a Handbell Ensemble in Littleton, CO, and has been active as a composer, flutist, and a therapeutic musician in healthcare, also working as a licensed massage therapist.
Kim has worked at Niwot UMC on and off for 20 years. The job is truly a ministry for her!