Meet Our Staff

Ann Lantz

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A native of Indiana, Pastor Ann has called Colorado home since 2015. Ann is the third of four generations of United Methodist pastors and loves serving as the pastor of the Estes Park UMC! She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Theology, and graduate certifications in Medical Ethics and Spiritual Formation.

Ann has a preaching style that blends her sense of humor with a challenging Gospel message. In addition to strong preaching skills, she is an experienced administrator and a warm-hearted pastoral caregiver. Ann is married to Agnes Lantz, and they have 2 dogs (Bella and Hannah) and an orange cat (Willow).

Ann loves hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, reading, and woodworking. Agnes loves to read, crochet, and spending time planning the Christmas decorations for the parsonage!

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Lucy Scott

Administrative Assistant
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Lucy is 17 and unlike most teenagers, she is working as the Administrative Assistant and Financial Secretary. She is very grateful to have a job which carries many responsibilities. After she graduates in May 2022, she will go to Colorado State University to pursue a degree in Economics. But until then, Lucy is excited to serve our church.

Nancy Gunter


Nancy grew up in Windsor, CO obtaining her degree from Colorado State College (now University of Northern Colorado) in Foods & Nutrition.  Nancy worked for Kodak Colorado for seven years until she had her first child and then she stayed home and raised her family.

Her daughter Jill and family are in Fort Collins and son Russ and wife are in Windsor.  After they left home, Nancy worked for a CPA and temped at Kodak briefly.

At the Windsor United Methodist Church, Nancy played duets with the organist and substituted for her as needed.  Nancy likes to hike, read and she is part of the Trail Ridge Quilters who raise money for the Estes Park Medical Center.

Linda Bowie

Bell Choir Director

Linda was born and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey, and attended High Point College, now High Point University and obtained her degree in Music with a minor in Education.  She taught Jr. High School Music for one year and then started a family.  She served as the accompanist for the choir at the Estes Park Elementary School for 5 years and has served as our church’s Bell Choir Director for the last 10 years.

Linda has three children: Stephen in Longmont with new grandson Wilde; Darren and James live in Estes Park.  Pastimes include work, work, and work!! When there’s time, Linda loves music, reading, playing pool, knitting and crocheting, and driving her ’79 VW convertible! She is also trying to renew her interest in golf and bowling as well as playing the guitar.

Sergio Conejo


Serigo Aguilera Conejo was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and attended high school in Salamanca, Mexico.  Sergio came to Estes Park in 1993, fell in love with the scenery, and has been a year-round resident ever since.  Sergio has a son, Jesse who loves school.  They enjoy going to the movies and traveling together.

Nancy Kixmiller

Choir Director

Nancy Kixmiller is our choir director. Nancy first fell in love with Estes Park over 50 years ago when her family vacationed at the YMCA. She moved to Estes Park from Missouri full time in October 2023.

Nancy majored in music education at the University of Missouri (Go, Mizzou!) and taught in Missouri public schools for 31 years: k-6 instrumental and vocal music one year in the Fort Zumwalt School District, 5-8 instrumental and vocal music in Lawson, and K-12 instrumental and vocal music in her home town of Prairie Home.

Nancy comes from a family of several generations of Methodists (except for that one brief period when her great-grandfather left the local church when they bought an organ that he deemed to be “an instrument of the devil”). Nancy has sung in church choirs at Lawson UMC and Prairie Home UMC throughout her life and is excited to be directing the choir at EPUMC.