Reverend Emily Kintzel was appointed to Niwot United Methodist Church July 1, 2020. She is a Colorado native and grew up in The United Methodist Church.

Before becoming a pastor, 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, 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 four years.

Pastor Emily is excited about the many 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 to support the congregation in its current ministries and outreach, as well as explore how we can forge new ministries together!

Administrative Assistant

Kim has worked at Niwot UMC on and off for 20 years. The job is truly a ministry for her!

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Sheet music on music stand

Choir Director

David has been involved with church music for many years. He has a B.A. in Music from Metropolitan State University, with a Voice Emphasis and additional studies in piano. He has authored several children's musicals and has received recognition as a composer in Silliman Anthem Competitions. David has been a flute, saxophone and baritone soloist in area ensembles. He is the Artistic Director of the Smithtonians Community Handbell Ensemble. He also serves as a therapeutic musician at the bedside of the ill. David is grateful to be involved with the music program at Niwot UMC and loves to be involved with music directed toward the Divine and with music that is healing. 



Pat has been the accompanist at Niwot United Methodist Church for 30 years. Her music brings such joy to all who hear it and her contribution to our worship service is invaluable!

Connie Bell