“We fell in love with Colorado,” said the Rev. Russell Fletcher, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of Evergreen.
After serving a church in Paonia for several years, Fletcher and his wife, Diane, have just moved to Evergreen to minister to the congregation. He preached his first sermon at the church this past Sunday.
Fletcher is a native of Mississippi, where he served for 40 years with Methodist congregations.
After visiting Colorado, Fletcher said he began exploring opportunities in the West.