The Rev. Dr. Gretchen Hope Wilson

Pastor Gretchen was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the youngest in a family of three children.  Her family moved to Oklahoma when she was four years old. The family quickly became involved with a Presbyterian Church there. Through her involvement with the church, throughout childhood and adolescence, her dream and sense of call into ministry began to take shape.

 

In her undergraduate program she studied Christian Education and Philosophy and then went on to seminary at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where she graduated with her Masters of Divinity in 1990. In 2013 she completed her Doctor of Ministry in the Practice of Preaching from Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

 

She has served as an ordained Presbyterian minister for over 25 years, serving congregations in Illinois, Indiana and Colorado. During her time in Denver Presbytery she has been blessed to serve on the Council for Denver Presbytery, as Vice Moderator and Moderator of the Presbytery, on the Synod Coordinating Council, New Church Development Committee, and as Co-Moderator of the PZDP (Presbyteries Zimbabwe/Denver Partnership) Committee. She also works with a national program of the Presbyterian Church (USA) called the Company of New Pastors, mentoring pastors serving in first calls. 

 

Pastor Gretchen has been pastor of Green Mountain Presbyterian Church since 2007.

 

She is especially proud to be a Mom of two 20-something’s: Samuel and Becca.

 

 

In her free time she enjoys hiking, walking, skiing (especially those blue cruiser runs), reading, theatre and opera, and a home renovation project or two!