Pastor Donna Farrell


Greetings!  Welcome to Church of the Mountains Truckee United Methodist Church where we celebrate the unconditional love of God and practice the unconditional love of neighbor.

Pastor Donna has attended Church of the Mountains since 2000.  She has four children: Scott (27), Melissa (26), Shannon (17), and Tumusse (16)  Tumusse is adopted, from Ethiopia, and has been living with her since 2009.  Donna’s background in healthcare, as a pharmacist, brings to her ministry a desire to bring healing and wholeness to the church, community and the world.


Pastor Donna became our Licensed Student Pastor on July 1st, 2014. Donna graduated from Claremont School of Theology, with a Masters of Divinity, in May 2015.  In 2017, Donna was ordained as a Deacon but continues to serve as Pastor at Church of the Mountains until God calls her to community ministry. Donna has completed a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, in the fields of hospital, prison, and homeless outreach ministries. Her ordination serves as the endorsement needed to become a Board Certified Professional Chaplain. She is currently in the process of obtaining this Board Certification. Donna has a heart for those poor and needy individuals living in urban America or third world countries.  Her heart also extends to those incarcerated in our prison systems. Currently she facilitates restorative justice programming in the California State Prison Sacramento and attends Kairos services in Northern Nevada and Lovelock Correctional Centers. Volunteering as a Chaplain, in our local hospital, is another way she enjoys serving the community.


What is she doing here, you might ask?  Donna shares, God has called me to pastor this congregation and connect the needs of the community with the ministries of the church. I look forward to another successful year volunteering at the Emergency Warming Center located here at Church of the Mountains. This church has been as close as any family Ive ever had in my life.  It is a blessing and an honor to walk alongside and help those that have loved me so well throughout the years.  Journeying together, the community of faith at Church of the Mountains and I invite you to be part of exploring what it means to be a follower of Jesus the Christ in the 21st century.

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You can always call the office and speak to Cathie Foley, our Administration & Outreach coordinator, at 530-587-4407.   This message machine will also give you contact information for the Pastor on call.