FUMC 2 Year Church Residency Program

Our residency program exists to empower, equip, and send ministers of the Gospel into full-time ministry.  FUMC Durango is committed to investing in the next generation of Christian leaders.  We are excited to offer young adults an opportunity to partner with us in ministry while being able to learn under the great leadership of FUMC Durango.



  • Residents will work 30+ hours per week and are encouraged to find other part-time employment while in the Residency Program if needed.
  • Residents are paid a monthly stipend.
  • This is a 2 year residency program.  We believe it to be most advantageous for residents to serve for 2 years.  This is not a requirement but a recommendation for the impact of your ministry here and the impact of the program to help develop you.

Residency Qualifications

  • Calling into vocational ministry
  • Graduation from College
  • Central philosophy and staff culture
  • Some ministry experience
  • Clear ministry competence and leadership potential
  • Successful completion of application process

Timeline For Residency Application

  • Applications are due March 3rd of each year.  The is for acceptance into an August start date.


Current Residents

Alan & Kristin Hensley

Current Residents
Residency Graduation Date: August 2019

Alan Areas of Interest: Preaching, Leadership Development, Family Ministry, Young Adult Ministry
Kristin Areas of Interest: Discipleship, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry, Family Ministry, Small Group Development

Examples of Current Residents Work

We think we have some pretty amazing residents.  Check out how God is growing them and using them here at FUMC.

Contact us if you are interested in hiring one of our residents.

Alan Hensley

Alan has done a great job in preaching at our weekend services on the weekends.  He also regularly preaches for our College Ministry Rooted.


Kristin Hensley

Kristin has done a great job of overseeing our college ministry discipleship program.  She has put together a 3 year one-on-one discipleship program that our students use.  You can view the app she helped create to keep students on task in discipleship.

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