our staff

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  • Rev. Nancy Boswell, Pastor

    Rev. Nancy Boswell grew up in Englewood, CO, and worked in the Denver area as a registered nurse (specializing in Cardiac Care) before being called to the ministry. During seminary she was an intern at Torrington UMC and also served two years as a student pastor at Englewood UMC. After graduating from the Iliff School of Theology, she began serving Price United Methodist Church in Price, Utah on July 1, 2000. Rev. Boswell was appointed to Christ United Methodist Church on August 1, 2007.


    Rev. Boswell enjoys drawing and water color painting, reading, cooking, and movies. Nancy's mother and one sister live in Denver, with another sister and family living in Texas.


    "I have been blessed with many experiences and relationships that have challenged me and deepened my faith. Ministry is the hardest work I have ever done-and the best!"

  • Cori Rice, Children's Ministry Director

    Cori was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. She graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in 2009 and has been a member at Christ United Methodist Church since 1995. Cori has been working with children since she was a teenager ad has helped teach children's bible studies as well. She is active in the  church community and loves to help out wherever she can.


    Cori loves to read, is an avid Chicago Bears fan, and loves to watch hockey. She has been married to her husband, Jake, for almost four years and they weathered the military lifestyle for four years. They have a rambunctious four year old son who keeps them on their toes at all times, and a daugher on the way. She loves family camping trips, fishing, and hiking.

  • Kevin Utter, Organist

    Kevin Utter received his Bachelors and masters of Music in Organ Performance from Colorado State University in 1985/1989 respectively, studying with Robert Cavarra. He has been with Christ United Methodist Church since August of 1995. He has been a church musician from the age of 8, playing for traditional and contemporary services, accompanying choirs and soloists, and providing other special music. He is equally comfortable with the organ, piano, and electronic keyboards and synthesizers, and also sings and plays the theremin. He believes music is very important in helping bring people together in worship and communicating truths of God which cannot be expressed in words.


    Kevin is married to Valerie and has three children. His guide dog, Bingo, although not a confirmed music critic, is an excellent guide, and has no trouble listening patiently to services and rehearsals.

  • Donna Solverud, Music Director

    Donna was born in Akron, Ohio, but spent most of her childhood in Pueblo, Colorado. She now resides in Laramie, Wyoming with her husband, Truman. They have three children, Tamsen, Courtney, and TJ. TJ and Courtney are in their second year of college in Sterling, playing baseball and in St. Augustine, Florida, studying film and public history, respectively. Tamsen is getting married and expecting a baby boy in July!

     

    Donna attended CSU from 1985-1989 as a vocal performance major, and in 2002 returned as a non-traditional student. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in music education in 2006 and taught choir, drama, musical theatre, as well as coached track and football at Boltz Middle School from 2006-2016. She is currently the director of choral activities at Laramie High School. She recently completed her Masters in Music Education and Conducting from Colorado State University. Before coming to CUMC, she was the choir and handbell director at Plymouth Congregational Church from 2001-2009. Donna feels extremely blessed and grateful to be a part of this wonderful congregation and hopes to be here for many years to come.

  • Debbie Eiten, Administrative Assistant

    Debbie has been married to her husband Ken for 40+ years. They have a dog, a cat,  three adult children, a son in-law, a daughter in-law, and a lively granddaughter. Debbie and Ken both grew up on farms in Iowa. They have lived in Colorado most of their adult lives, in addition to a few years in a Chicago suburb, and a few in NW Iowa. In Colorado, they have lived in Alamosa, Rifle, Fort Collins, and now Loveland.  


    Debbie feels blessed to have the opportunity to work at CUMC as the Administrative Assistant. She has been at CUMC since April 2007. Her favorite part of the position is the people. The staff is great to work with and are very supportive of each other. Members, volunteers, and visitors are all wonderful and she enjoys getting to know every one of them. Stop in and visit her anytime! 

  • Brett Dunbar, Custodian

    Brett joined the CUMC Staff in 2015 and really enjoys serving the people of the church and community. He is always ready to help with any need. He grew up in the Denver area but has lived in Fort Collins for several years. In his spare time he has several hobbies. He especially likes to be outdoors taking long walks. 

  • Sarah Braden, Nursery Attendant

    Sarah is currently a junior at the University of Northern Colorado majoring

    in Elementary Education with a Special Education Track. She is also teaching

    children's theater with NoCo Theatrix and has been involved with theater since

    she was 8 years old. She enjoys working with children, teaching is her passion!

  • Molly Rench, Morning Glory Preschool Director

    Molly brings rich experience to her position at Morning Glory Preschool. With more than 25 years of experience in early childhood education, Molly has worked with infants through sixth-grade students in Colorado and New Mexico.