Sunday Morning Schedule

9:30 AM
Worship Service
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Sunday School for children, youth & adults

Welcome to the website of the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. Wheat Ridge UMC has been in mission and ministry since 1873 with a meaningful past, a vibrant present and a commitment to the future. Wheat Ridge UMC is a welcoming congregation and extends an invitation to all who are looking for a Church home and fellowship where they can receive the gift of Jesus Christ and grow as a disciple in their faith journey.

We invite you to read our News and Views Newsletter.

See above for our Sunday morning schedule.

We look forward to meeting you, and please contact us if you need more information.

God Bless,
Pastor Lee



EGR (Extra Grace Required)
This class meets at 10:45 AM in the library. Participants will enjoy lively discussions and fellowship centered around modern Christian readings.
Wesley Class
This class is for adults of all ages and meets at 10:45 AM in the Wesley Room. Discussions revolve around various topics of contemporary interest. All are welcome to attend.
(Brothers and Sisters in Christ) This class is for adults of all ages, and meets in the Parlor at 10:45 AM.
Youth Class
This class is for all young people 13 to 18 years old and meets in the upstairs education wing room 202.
Children's Sunday School
Meets in the upstairs education wing for all kids pre-school to 13 years old.


Announcements and Events

Food Bank

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)


Other Study Opportunities

Ponder with the Pastor
This class meets at 6:00 PM, Wednesdays in the library. Participants will study Christian teachings.


Directions to WRUMC

Google Street Map

From I-70

  1. Take I-70
  2. Exit 269a for CO-121 S/Wadsworth Blvd
  3. Turn left at Wadsworth Blvd
  4. Turn left at W 38th Ave
  5. Turn right onto Vance
  6. Parking behind the building

From I-25 heading North

  1. Take I-25 North
  2. Exit 209B for W 6th Ave
  3. Merger onto W 6th Ave / US-6 W toward Lakewood
  4. Exit onto CO-121 N/Wadsworth Blvd
  5. Turn right at W 38th Ave
  6. Turn right onto Vance for parking behind the building

From I-25 heading South and I-76

  1. Take I-25 South
  2. Exit 216B to merge onto I-76W toward Grand Jct
  3. Exit 1A for CO-121 S/ Wadsworth Blvd
  4. Turn left at Wadsworth Blvd
  5. Turn left at W 38th Ave
  6. Turn right onto Vance for parking behind the building



Rev. Eun-sang Lee


Rev. Eun-sang Lee I was born in Inchon, South Korea, and studied the Korean language and literature at Seoul National university.

In 1978, I came to the USA as an immigrant. In 1983, I became a naturalized citizen of the USA.

Since then, Denver has been my "second home." I received a BA in History from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology. In 1993, I was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church.

I served churches in Denver and Salt Lake City before coming to Wheat Ridge UMC in July 2016.

My wife, Yvonne Lee, who is also an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, is now serving a church in Aurora. We have one living child and two grandsons.

I am pleased to be serving the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church.

Suzanne Hatcliff

Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Hatcliff Suzanne grew up mainly in Kentucky and Minnesota as a PK (preacher’s kid), the second of four children. After graduating from high school in Lake City, Minnesota, she attended nursing school at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, received her diploma in Nursing, then worked in that field for the next 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading and doing hand work. Suzanne has been a member of Wheat Ridge UMC since 1986. She sings in the Chancel Choir and rings handbells with the Jubilation Ringers.

Mary Parsley

Praise Team Leader

Mary Parsley This bio is under construction.

Steve Mallinson

Traditional Worship Music Leader

Steve Mallinson Steve Mallinson received his Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and his Master of Music Degree from Northern Illinois University.   He has done additional graduate study at Northwestern University, The Vandercook College of Music and University of Washington in Seattle, among others.  He has studied choral and instrumental conducting with Maestro Daniel Barenbohm, Chicago Symphony, Dr. Paul Christiansen, St. Olaf College, and Howard Swann of Westminster Choir College.  Mr. Mallinson is the Associate Conductor of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of the Timberline Brass Quintet.  His Church choir career began at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in Mt. Zion, Illinois.  He came to Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church in 1972.

Mr. Mallinson's goal is to provide the best in choral literature for the choir and congregation and have fun and good Christian fellowship at the same time.  In the past the Chancel Choir at Wheat Ridge U.M.C. has performed many major choral works with a small orchestra including John Rutter's "Gloria" and "Requiem," Handel's "Messiah" and the Faure "Requiem." The Wheat Ridge Choir was invited to sing at  "Sacred Music on the Prairie" in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Steve has two living children, Kristin Lee and Stephen James, and a granddaughter, Sarah Danielle.  He and his wife Terry, reside in Arvada, CO. He likes playing golf, oil painting and being a grandfather to Sarah.

Helen Connolly


Helen Connolly Helen Connolly has been a church organist for 35 years and has played at WRUMC since 1991. She is a graduate of Boise State University and a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.

Caroline Mallory

Director of Bell Choir

Caroline Mallory Caroline Mallory is a life-long member of Wheat Ridge UMC. She graduated from the University of Colorado receiving a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music with an emphasis in Choral Literature and Conducting. She has been ringing handbells since 1983 and directing them since 1987. Caroline directs the Wheat Ridge UMC Jubilation Ringers and the Timberline Handbell Ensemble, Inc. She rings with the Rocky Mountain Ringers, Inc. Caroline is a member of the AGEHR, and has received the National AGEHR Level I Conductors recognition. She and members of the Wheat Ridge UMC Jubilation Ringers are actively involved in AGEHR guild activities and events on the local, state, area, national, and international level. Caroline retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools after serving 33 years as a music teacher in grades 1-12. Caroline also serves as the assistant church organist.

Kelley Shirley

Coordinator of Mission and Ministry

Kelley Shirley I am a Colorado native. I was born in Fort Collins, the second of four girls, and I grew up in Denver. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, emphasis on the American West. I played soccer in high school, the first year they had a girl’s team in Denver, and during my college years, I was a member of the Metropolitan State College’s Women’s Soccer team, where we were fourth in the nation. I did my student teaching in Pueblo County, where my family has lived for the last 100 years. I have lived in Wheat Ridge for the past 17 years, and I have been a member of Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church for the past 14 years. I have one son, Dallas. In my spare time, I love to play soccer, read, swim, listen to music and hang out with my family.

Laura Winberg


Laura Winberg Laura joined the staff in 2005 as the Treasurer for Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. She lives in Arvada with her husband and two children. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, bike riding and traveling. Laura has been a life long member of Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church.


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7530 West 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033



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