TEZENLO THONG, Senior Pastor | PastorSUMC@gmail.com
Rev. Dr. Tezenlo serves as senior pastor of Simpson United Methodist Church. He preaches, heads staff, fulfills other pastoral responsibilities and represents Simpson in the community. He is married to Eunjung Han, and they have 3 children: Soye, Yechan and Nako. Pastor Thong received his Ph.D. degree in Religious and Theological Studies from the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology. His academic interests include indigenous cultures and religious traditions and colonization, proselytization and their impact on cultures at the periphery. Pastor Thong is the author of Colonization, Proselytization, and Identity: The Nagas and Westernization in Northeast India (Palgrave 2016) and Progress and Its Impact on the Nagas: A Clash of Worldviews (Ashgate 2014/Routledge 2016). Pastor Thong previously served at Vineland United Methodist Church in Pueblo, CO.
SCOTT PELLETIER, Director, Youth & Children Ministries
Scott is a lifelong United Methodist with over fifteen years of experience as a youth leader in various United Methodist Churches close to Simpson UMC.
MIWA STEUBEN, Sensei
Miwa is our Japanese Language Instructor. Her classes are from 9:00 a.m. to Noon (3 different classes from beginners to advanced) held here at the church on Saturday mornings. Additionally, she also teaches summer intensive classes.