Karen Muntzing

Pastoral Transition

It is with excitement and delight that our Staff-Parish Committee announce the appointment of Rev. Karen Muntzing as new lead pastor, beginning June 30th.

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee, with District Superintendent Dennis Miller, Bishop Palmer, and our West Ohio Conference Cabinet, spent months in prayer and deliberation, contemplating who would best lead us through this season of change. All involved rejoice that Pastor Karen is God’s choice for Christ Church. Pastor Karen’s reputation is known throughout West Ohio Conference and beyond. She was a highly sought after candidate. We are blessed at Christ Church to have her join us.

Meet & Greet with Pastor Karen

On Sunday, June 30th, we welcome Pastor Karen to our pulpit and to our family. Join us in the Fellowship Hall for the 9 a.m. Donut Time and Sunday School hour for a “get to know you” time. To bless Pastor Karen & Brook with a welcome gift, we suggest a gift certificate to local restaurants, farm markets, specialty shops, or experiences. This will help her and her family experience all the great things Marietta has to offer! No Marietta Bucks please, those are already covered.

Muntzing Family Bio

Read below to learn more about Pastor Karen, Brook, and Sarah.

Pastor Karen Muntzing joins Christ United Methodist Church on June 30th, 2019.

Pastor Karen

  • MDiv. 2004, Methodist Theoloical School
  • full Elder ordination 2007
  • served Westgate UMC, Columbus, for 4 years
  • currently serving Hilliard UMC as Exec. Pastor for 11 years
  • is rejuvenated by being near or on the water
  • avid learner and admitted book addict
Karen & Bruce Muntzing | Pastor Karen Muntzing joins Christ United Methodist Church on June 30th, 2019.

Karen & Brook

  • married 32 years
  • backgrounds in restaurants and specialty foods
  • 10 years of small livestock farming
  • one daughter, Sarah


  • former chef
  • pitmaster (BBQ)
  • loves vegetable gardening
  • loves fishing


  • college student at Columbus State Community College
  • Team Manager at Graeter’s Ice Cream
  • very musical
  • see Sarah on this West Ohio Conference video speaking about the Laity Call.

Prayer Points

  1. Pray for Pastor Karen, Brook, and Sarah, that their every need is met during this time of transition.
  2. Pray for Pastor Don & Sandy as they continue to adjust to partial retirement.
  3. Pray for yourself and our congregation, that we open our hearts and choose to love Pastor Karen and her family.
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. – Jeremiah 29:11 (GNT)