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 (24), Melissa (22), Shannon (14), and Tumusse (13)  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.  She has been commissioned as a Provisional Member for Ordination as a Deacon. She expects to be ordained, in June 2017, by the California Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church. Her ordination will also serve as the endorsement needed to become a Board Certified Professional Chaplain.  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. 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.