Meet one of our co-pastors, the Rev. Mallory Everhart, at Vista Grande United Church of Christ in Colorado Springs:
Pastor Mallory Everhart has been part of the Vista Grande staff since 2018, beginning as a pastoral intern while completing seminary and eventually called to co-pastor alongside Pastor Clare. She comes from a vocational background of eldercare, grief support, and hospice, which shapes her approach to parish ministry. She is a graduate of Iliff School of Theology in June 2019, completing a thesis entitled But Joy Comes in the Mo(u)rning: A Grief-Informed Theological Reconstruction of the White Protestant Funeral and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in May 2021. She is trained as a movement chaplain and abolitionist spiritual director and brings those skills to companioning the activist and organizing community in Colorado Springs, especially supporting the work of Southern Colorado Black and Pink. She is a published poet, aspiring weaver, guardian of a houseful of plants, and gratefully partnered to her supportive spouse, Ethan.