About our Pastor


Don Stults joined Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in June, 2021, coming from southern Colorado, where he served the Lord at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School UAC for 17 years. 
In those years of service, Pastor Stults served at the Circuit, Secretary, and Visitor, and hosted family confirmation weekends at Lutheran Valley Retreat.  He worked with the Tri-Circuit Conference, the Small Church Conference, and presented at the Rocky Mountain District Church Workers Conference.  He served as 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 participated in school activities, including chapel services and staff devotions, and he assisted in various classes and served as coach and  chaperone for ski and bike trips.  He was a member of the San Luis Valley Disc Golf Association and Piedra Bow Hunters.  Pastor Stults believes that every day is a gift from God that is to be lived in a way that is Biblical and  faith-centered,


Pastor Stults and Tyleen have five children: Grace, who teaches at a Lutheran school in Pocatello, ID;  Faith, who is a PT graduate student in UT; Evan, who is a freshman at the Colorado School of Mines; and Issac and Owen who attend Lk. Stevens High School.