Hello, I’m Pastor Vicky Martinez and have been part of the Rifle area community for over 20 years and a member of the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church for at least 20 years. In an unusual move, the District Superintendent appointed me to this congregation (my faith growth congregation) after I graduated from Iliff School of Theology this year (2017) with my Master’s in Spiritual and Pastoral Care. There was a late opening in the church year at RUMPC due to the prior pastor being placed rather quickly in another Methodist church on the Western Slope. I am filling this appointment as an Interim Local Pastor of the United Methodist Conference.
I have a husband of 40 years and two adult children plus three grandsons that all live in the area. I love to teach and spread the spiritual word of Jesus and our Lord to those both within and without the four walls of church.
Doing “Church” always means different things to different people, and I hope to be able to meet you where you’re at on your spiritual journey. I am open to discussing beliefs and ideals in order to enable your faith to deepen to your benefit. In my time here, it is my goal to continue to grow the church and engage in neighborhood as well as long distance missions. The RUMPC faith community is willing and able to share their gifts with many people in the community and welcomes the opportunity.
I would love to share this faith community and the grace of God with you anytime. Feel free to call or come by the church office to visit or we can set up an appointment somewhere for coffee. If you would like a pastoral care call or if you just want to know more about the history behind my calling I love to pray with people and to share my story. Blessings for now!
Director of Music Ministries
Anna moved to Rifle in October 2012 after two years as a professional apprentice at a camp in Silver Lake, Michigan, and six years as Youth Minister and Music Director at a church in Nevada, Iowa. Anna has a degree in Music Ministry from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.
Anna coordinates special music, plans hymns, directs the choir, and compiles choir programs for special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. Anna brings life and energy and a love of Jesus Christ to all that she does inside and outside of the church. (She also used to be a back up singer for an Elvis impersonator! Ask her about it sometime!)
Anna is married to Danny, a river guide/ski patroller in Glenwood Springs, and they have two young boys, Mike and Nate. Anna enjoys music, waterfalls, rafting, knock-knock jokes, and peanut butter cups.
Jeanette has been part of this church for many years, however, just joined our staff in January 2015. She has worked for Thompson Computer Services and the City of Rifle and highly organized. She is a warm inviting person to anyone who walks in the office and is a scheduling master when it comes to our building usage.
With office hours three days a week, Jeanette makes sure everything around the church is running smoothly, and she is also our Church Treasurer, a volunteer postion. This doesn’t mean she has access to any money, but it does mean she makes sure all our bills are paid on time and takes care to see that everyone is paid on time too!
Jeanette is married to Kelly, who she enjoys supporting while listening to him play in the Glenwood Symphony, or conduct. Jeanette and Kelly have two children, Michael and Reagan, and she enjoys reading, learning new skills and spending time with her family.
Sunday School Teacher
Jourdan is our Sunday School Teacher for our K – 1st grade class. He love Jesus and children, and lives this out in his life. He teaches social studies at Rifle Middle School, as well as coaches football, boys and girls basketball, and track.
Jourdan and his wife, Laura, were married in 2014 and they welcomed their first child, Evelyn, in August of 2016. He is thrilled to be a father and looks forward teaching her some day!
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER POSITION OPEN
Second Sunday School Teacher Needed!
Jordan has a lot on his plate, and we’re looking for an eager volunteer to help him out and share Sunday School teaching duties! Contact Vicky, Jeanette, or Jordan if you’re interested!
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PIANO/ORGAN POSITION OPEN
Our congregation is looking for an pianist and/or organist who can accompany the congregation and choir. Our choir meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 during the school year, and sing during the 10:30 worship service.
This position should be able to play SATB parts, site read, and be comfortable and willing to learn new and different types of music, including hymns, contemporary christian music, gospel, and more.
This position requires individual rehearsal time as necessary and 5 set hours a week onsite. (7-8 hours/week). Pay approximately $600/month. Please submit a resume and cover letter to the church office at 200 E. 4th Street, Rifle, CO 81650 or email Director of Music Ministries, Anna Bagley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott started with us in December 2011 and has been a wonderful addition to the staff. “Our buildings have never been cleaner or more well kept”, a long time church member recently said. This is all attributed to Scott and his attention to detail.
Scott goes above and beyond when it comes to the building, hanging pictures and cleaning in places no one else even notices. Scott’s family consists of his wife Angela and children Alyx, who just graduated from cosmetology school and Wyatt who just graduated from Rifle High School.
When not on church grounds you can find him at golf tournaments, school basketball and baseball games and in the summer, camping! We are blessed to have him as part of our staff.