Meet Pastor Sam!
We are excited to announce the appointment of Sam Fisher as the pastor of Grace UMC beginning on July 1! We are looking forward to welcoming Sam and his partner Adam to Grace!
A Nebraska native, Pastor Sam Fisher is a third year Master of Divinity student at The Iliff School of Theology. He earned a BA in Communication Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University. While attending Wesleyan, Sam was on staff with the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church as the Youth Coordinator. He prepared Nebraska programs to merge with Kansas East and Kansas West Annual Conferences to become the new Great Plains Annual Conference.
Following graduation, Pastor Sam became a Local Licensed Pastor and was appointed to Olive Crest UMC in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked on revitalization and worked closely with the community outreach daycare center. After two years in Omaha, Pastor Sam was recruited to become the Associate Pastor at Indianola First UMC in Indianola, Iowa. During Sam’s time at Indianola, he was engaged in worship planning and teaching, oversaw youth ministries and with great laity guided mission and outreach ministries and pastoral and congregational care teams.
Sam loves to preach and is passionate about worship design. Since moving to Denver to attend Iliff full-time residentially, Sam has loved being part of the Iliff family. Sam has worked with the Leadership Development staff at the Mountain Sky Conference Center and worked as an Intern for a new church start called Be3 Methodist Dinner Church. Sam currently works as the Director of the Newport Street Retreat Center (a ministry of Park Hill UMC), is the Pastor of Discipleship for Christ United Methodist Church, Denver, and as a Student Coordinator for Advancement at Iliff.