Staff

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Office Manager

Licia Iverson is the office manager of Salida United Methodist Church. She can be reached at office@salidaumc.org

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Pastor

Rev. Calob Rundell is the pastor of Salida United Methodist Church.

Calob is passionate about inviting everyone to God's great table of grace and fellowship. He believes that each person is called to take part in God's great adventurous scheme of salvation and renewal.

Calob is an avid snowboarder. During the winter, you can find him on his board riding mountains all over Colorado and beyond. His favorite hobby is to play guitar like it's still 1998, which really annoys his dog. Calob is also a volunteer firefighter with the Chaffee County Fire Protection District

Because he maintains a very flexiable schedule, Calob is available to meet with you anywhere you find yourself in Chaffee county. He is here to be a resource for you as you journey through life. You can use the Contact page to get in touch with him.

Calob holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Colorado and a master’s of divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology.

Calob is originally from the dry high plains of Southeast Colorado, growing up on a farm and ranch by the town of Lamar. After college, he attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and interned for one year at Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church. Calob then studied for three semesters at Andover Newton Theological School outside of Boston. While there, he interned at Calvary Church United Methodist.

While in college and seminary, Calob served in the Army National Guard as a military police soldier. In the middle of his studies at Andover Newton, Calob was deployed to serve in Iraq from October 2007 to June 2008. While in Baghdad, Calob, known as "The Rev" or Corporal Rundell, drove a Humvee providing motorcade escorts for Iraq's political leaders.

To be in intentional relationship with some of God's children that society often forgets, Calob is involved with the Kairos prison ministry at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. Calob is a full elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. To serve the larger church, Calob works as the registrar for the Trinity District Committee on Ministry and is a part of the conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Previously to serving in Salida, Calob was the pastor of the United Methodist Churches in the small southeast Colorado farm towns of McClave and Wiley, Colorado.

Calob can be reached via email at: pastor@salidaumc.org