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UCSJ pastor Leslie Wood

Rev. Leslie Wood

Leslie moved to Colorado Springs over 30 years ago, after marrying her husband, Brian. Leslie grew up in the Presbyterian Church, USA in her hometown of Athens, TX. She was raised on her family’s farm, which was homesteaded by her great-great grandfather in the late-1880s. She still owns the farm withher

sister and brother, and is a country girl at heart. So the move to UCSJ and Ridgway was “natural, right and God-led” for her. Leslie received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in marketing, from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May, 1987. For 20 years she was a marketing communications professional for both secular and Christian companies. In August 2012 she earned her Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
For 5½ years Leslie served as Director of Youth Ministries at Calvary United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. She has also worked as a chaplain at both Penrose Hospital, a Level II trauma center, and Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care in The Springs. Prior to coming to UCSJ in January of 2015, Leslie was pastor of Pikes Peak United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.
Leslie and Brian have two sons, Shane and Tyler, a wonderful daughter-in-law, Christine and grandson, Jackson. The Woods share their home with their mini-Australian Shepherd, Poncho, and their border collie, Jake.

Office Hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
UCSJ Kathy Wortman

Kathy Wortman, Adminstrative Assistant

Kathy has extensive experience as an Adminstrative Assistant, Paralegal and Project Administrator.

Office Hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
(8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Allyson Connally, Choir Director

Allyson received her B.A. in Vocal Performance/Conducting in 2009 from Mesa State College and has sung and taught professionally since 2004. She moved to Montrose in 2012 to be closer to the mountains and is excited to be a part of the UCSJ team.

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