Leadership Development Team Welcome's New Members

August 26, 2021

The Leadership Development Team welcomes two new staff members to the Mountain Sky Conference. Learn more about these wonderful additions below, and feel free to reach out with any connection, thoughts or sentiments!

“Jared O’Kegley-Gibson is the Event Manager and Executive Assistant to Leadership Development for the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from East Tennessee State University. Jared currently resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with his husband Seth, and enjoys spending time outside both locally and in the National Parks surrounding the greater Appalachian area. Jared is looking forward to growing in Ministry alongside the Mountain Sky Conference.”

"Kaitlin Kahrs is the new Administrative Assistant to the Board of Ordained Ministry and Lay Ministries, and will be taking on the responsibilities of BOM Psychological Assessment Coordinator and UMCARES Candidacy Registrar. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2018 with a B.A. in Visual Arts  and a B.A. in International Studies with a focus in Development and Public Policy. Kaitlin joins us from Antigua, Guatemala where she splits her time between her work with Mountain Sky and her role in Brand Communications at Luna Zorro Textiles. She is passionate about travel, fine arts, cultural preservation and a universal love for adventure in the outdoors."

From the desk of Annie Arnoldy- “I welcome Jared and Kaitlin enthusiastically! They each bring gifts and skills that will help our conference meet today’s challenges. Please reach out to any of us in the Leadership Development area:

Annie Arnoldy (she/her/hers)- Superintendent of Leadership Development and Director of Connectional Ministry
aarnoldy@mtnskyumc.org // (303) 389-9459

Amanda Daniell (she/her/hers)- Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry
youngpeople@mtnskyumc.org // (303) 389-9478

Courtney VonLindern (they/them/theirs)- Designer for NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries

Jared O'Kegely-Gibson (he/him/his)- MSC Event Manager Executive Assistant to Leadership Development
jgibson@mtnskyumc.org // (303) 389-9455

Kaitlin Kahrs (she/her/hers)- BOM & Laity Administrative Assistant
kkahrs@mtnskyumc.org // (303) 396-6149