Our Pastor

Pastor Don Stults joins us having recently moved here from southern Colorado, where he served the Lord for the past 17 years.  While there at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School UAC, it was a particular joy to host several family confirmation weekends at Lutheran Valley Retreat, one of our Synod’s outdoor ministry associations.  In the Circuit, he served as Secretary and Visitor.  He worked with the Tri-Circuit Conference, Small Church Conference, and presented at the Rocky Mountain District Church Workers Conference.  He was the district rep. for Concordia Seminary and the Pastoral rep. at Family Adventure and Recreational Ministries (FARM).   He helped establish the Monte Vista Area Ministerial Association (MAMA) and served as a chaplain at the regional hospital.

Pastor Stults was involved daily at the school in a variety of functions, including leading chapel, staff devotions, assisting with PE and Math, and chaperoning ski and bike trips. He coached recreational soccer, softball, baseball and football teams, and helped with various 4-H projects.  He was a member of the San Luis Valley Disc Golf Association and Piedra Bow Hunters.  Three adjectives or phrases he thinks would describe him are: Biblical, faith-centered, and believing each day is a gift from God.

Pastor’s wife is Tyleen, and they’ve been married for 29 years.  She graduated from what is now Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Music.  She plays a number of instruments, including piano, organ, and violin.  As a composer, she has published compositions for handbells and other ensembles, and regularly writes for church instrumentalists. She has led groups and taught music in several Lutheran churches and schools. Most recently, she served as an adjunct instructor and Staff Accompanist at Adams State University.

Their five children include: Grace, who teaches at a Lutheran school in Pocatello, ID; Faith, a PT graduate student in UT; Evan, a freshman at the Colorado School of Mines; Isaac, a high school junior; and Owen, an incoming freshman in high school.

Psalm 127:3–5

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! 

Pastor Stults is grateful for God’s Call to serve Christ among you at Zion Lutheran in Washington.  He looks forward to the new ways God will use him in this beautiful area, and hopes you will join him in fervent prayer for the joint work we will share together.  May the Lord bless us all with His Holy Spirit and abundant grace.