Welcome New Clergy to the North District

by | Aug 17, 2021 | North District Web Page, North District Newsletter

Govett, Pastor Kimber

Pastor Kimber Govett – Boulder City UMC, Boulder City, NV

My name is Kimber Govett and I have been appointed to Boulder City United Methodist Church in Boulder City, Nevada. I am married to Rev. Stephen Govett who is serving University UMC in Las Vegas. Together, we raised two loving daughters, Dakota and Kassidy, who are now grown and starting families of their own. I am originally from the beautiful northern Michigan area and grew up fishing and canoeing in the AuSable river. Stephen and I enjoy hiking and we are looking forward to exploring new trails in Nevada!  In my spare time, I also enjoy playing and listening to music, writing, reading, and going to the theater.

I am excited to be serving Boulder City United Methodist Church and I look forward to the wonderful journey in ministry before us!

Fischer, Rev. Court

Rev. Court Fischer – Trinity Heights UMC, Flagstaff, AZ

Rev. Court Fischer grew up in Northwest Missouri graduating from Cameron High School before attending Truman State University. After college Court worked in the financial/sales/managerial world but always knew ministry is where he belonged. In 2002, Court entered Saint Paul School of Theology while at the same time began the ministerial process in The United Methodist Church. During his seminary years he served as a student pastor for a small rural church. After seminary and several more years of serving as a Sr. Pastor, Court and his family moved to Arizona served as the Wesley Campus Minister at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Court was then appointed to Christ Community UMC in Avondale, AZ where he served for five wonderful years. It was during those years in 2017 that Court was ordained an Elder in the UMC. Court and his family then moved back to Missouri for family reasons. After much prayer and discernment, Court will be moving to Flagstaff, AZ where he will be the minister of Trinity Heights UMC.

Court’s two greatest loves are his children Layla (17) and Mason (16) who will remain in Missouri to complete their high school education. Court also loves sports both watching and playing. He is a Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fanatic. He loves the outdoors … hiking, hunting, fishing, and just exploring the beauty of God’s creation.

A few interesting things about Court…
He competes in BBQ contests as well as builds BBQ smokers. He enjoys woodworking and refinishing old furniture. He also really enjoys building cornhole boards. He served two terms as city councilman as well as mayor pro-tem. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force in the Chaplaincy Trainee program.

Gifts in Ministry…
Court’s greatest gifts in ministry include preaching, teaching, and building community within and outside of church walls. He loves to encourage and equip people to serve in ministry. Court enjoys developing teams for leadership and ministry.

Rev. Stephen Govett – University UMC, Las Vegas, NV

My name is Stephen Govett and I have been newly appointed to University United Methodist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am married to Pastor Kimber Govett who is serving Boulder City UMC in, you guessed it, Boulder City. Together, we have two daughters, Dakota and Kassidy, who are now grown and starting families of their own. I am a Californian native who grew up in the Arizona Desert, having move to the Phoenix area over 35 years ago. I have served churches in and throughout Arizona for over 20 years. This is my (and Kimber’s) first venture into the North District and to the Las Vegas area, and we are looking forward to meeting all you. In my spare time I enjoy watching sports, reading and running, not at the same time, and am looking forward to running in the deserts of Nevada and cheering on the Las Vegas Knights (an improvement from the Arizona Hockey club). Kimber and I enjoy hiking together and we are looking forward to exploring the Nevada wilderness.

I am excited to be serving University Church and I look forward to the wonderful journey in ministry before us!  Yes I totally read what Kimber wrote and basically plagiarized it, or as I like to say, barrowed in the name of the Holy Spirit.

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Author: Carla Whitmire

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