Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Janet L. Forbes

    Highlands Ranch, CO

    November 15, 1950
    Spouse: Robert (Bob)
    Education and Honors:
  • Doctor of Ministry, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey (2008)
  • Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (1986)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education, Scarritt Graduate School, Nashville, Tennessee (1980)
  • Bachelor of Music, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (1972)
  • Ministry:
  • Senior Minister, St. Luke's United Methodist Church Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 2004-Present
  • Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church
    Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1997-2004
  • Council on Ministries Director, Rocky Mountain Conference
    Denver, Colorado, 1992-1997
  • Associate Minister, First United Methodist Church
    Grand Junction, Colorado, 1987-1992
  • Minister of Education, Donelson Presbyterian Church
    Nashville, Tennessee, 1983-1986
  • Diaconal Minister of Education, First United Methodist Church
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1981-1983
  • Director of Ministries with Children and Families, West End United Methodist Church
    Nashville, Tennessee, 1979-1981
  • Membership:
    Rocky Mountain Annual Conference
  • Chairperson, Rocky Mountain Conference Committee on the Episcopacy, 2000-2008
  • Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, 1994 â€" 2002
  • Parliamentarian, State of Colorado, 1993-2001

    General and Jurisdictional Church Involvement
  • Delegate, General Conference, 1996, 2000; First Clergy Delegate, 2004 and 2008
  • Secretary, Western Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy
  • Vice-President, Large Church Initiative, General Board of Discipleship, 1999-2008
  • Director, General Council on Ministries, 1996-2000
  • Director, General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, 2006-2008
  • Chairperson, Iliff School of Theology Board of Trustees

    Ecumenical Involvement
  • Colorado Council of Churches, 2004-2008
  • We Believe Colorado, 2006-2008

    Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, United Way, 2000-2004
  • Office:
    St. Luke’s United Methdiost Church
    8817 South Broadway
    Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    Phone: (303) 791-0659
    Fax: (303) 470-5615
    Endorsed by:
    Rocky Mountain Annual Conference

    Contact Us

    This will not reach a local church, district or conference office. InfoServ* staff will answer your question, or direct it to someone who can provide information and/or resources.


    *InfoServ ( about ) is a ministry of United Methodist Communications located in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. 1-800-251-8140

    Not receiving a reply?
    Your Spam Blocker might not recognize our email address. Add to your list of approved senders.