I look forward to being your pastor at The First United
Methodist Church in Pueblo.
It is a privilege!
I come to you from The First United Methodist Church in Fort
Lupton, Colorado where I have served as the pastor for the last
three years. Prior to
that I served for seven years at Sunrise in Colorado Springs.
The First United Methodist Church here in Pueblo has a rich
history and I look forward to learning about all of the ministry
that is going on in and through all of you, the church.
Together we will continue to do God’s work in Pueblo and
As my husband Tom and I get settled into Pueblo I hope that
you’ll be patient with me.
It will take me a little time to get your name committed to
memory, but I will work diligently to get to know your name and who
You might be interested to know that my husband Tom is also
an ordained elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United
Methodist Church. He is
an adjunct professor at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver and
is finishing his PhD in theology at Iliff and the University of
We have two 7 ½ year old Shelties (Shetland Sheep Dogs),
Buster and Bear. We
rescued them 1 ½ years ago when their owner could no longer take
care of them. One of my
hobbies is taking them for daily walks.
We enjoy our time together.
I want to thank you in advance for welcoming us to Pueblo.
It is my privilege to be your pastor.
As we begin this journey together let us always remember to
share God’s love with each other and with all those we meet.
As it says in 1 John 4:19, “We love because He first loved
us”. Let us spread the
love of Jesus to our world that is often broken, battered, and
Rev. Kirsten Barlow
P.S. I am fairly
informal about names, titles, etc.
You can call me Kirsten.
If you have a younger person in your household and prefer to
have them address adults with a title, I am fine with being called