Sonrise Church (719) 545-0557


Pastors & Staff

Pastor Major Rettig

Major Rettig, originally from a small fruit and vegetable farm near Grand Junction, is an Ordained Elder (clergy) in the Mountain Sky Conference.  He has served in parish and youth ministry both in rural and town settings in Ohio, West Virginia, and Colorado, including the San Luis Valley and Central Plains.  Major brings a passion for learning, youth ministry, discipleship, and living our faith out in the world.  This has led him in his call through his seminary degrees, becoming a trained life and executive coach, and trained in facilitation through the Communities of Shalom.  He is also working on a Doctor of Ministry degree, beginning August 2023.  Major was involved with Beaver Creek Youth Camp in the SLV where he wrote the camp curriculum.  As part of Major’s previous appointment, he was the co-Congregational Resource Minister for the Trinity District where he connected with other pastors and churches to help them heal, grow, vision, and restructure.  
Major is part of a clergy couple.  His wife, Sarah, is the pastor at Wesley UMC in Pueblo.  They have two children, Parker and Keturah.  They also have a dog named Willow.  In his spare time, Major enjoys reading, running, hiking, cooking, and woodworking.

Mark Rudnik

Media/Visual Technician 

"Images are not only visual. They're also auditory, they involve sensuous impressions, bundles of information that come to us through our senses, and mainly through seeing and hearing: the audio-visual field."

Karen Plymell

Office Administrator 

Karen Plymell grew up here in Pueblo, Colorado. She graduated from Pueblo County High and has worked as a medical transcriptionist for most of her adult life. Karen has two wonderful children, six grandchildren, and a great grand-daughter on the way. Karen has been an important part of the life of Sonrise, not only is she involved in many facets of the church, she has also been a member for over a decade. In her spare time she enjoys, reading, traveling, spending time with her kids and grandkids, and being outdoors.


Keith Bulander


“Value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.”

Carmen Fleenor

Communications Coordinator

Carmen Fleenor is our Communication Coordinator here at Sonrise. Carmen is married to her husband Tim and they have 5 children, Brookelyn, Peyton, Christopher, William, and Timmy. Carmen and Tim are originally from Arkansas, but moved here in 2011. They have been attending Sonrise since moving to Colorado.


Tanya Ortmann was born in Minnesota, where she met her husband Jordan and his son, Konner. They were married and had two children together, Sami and Shea. They have lived in Colorado for many years, and have been in Pueblo since 2018. Tanya was raised in the Catholic faith but stepped away for many years before becoming a United Methodist. Tanya feels blessed to be a part of the SonRise family and is excited to be able to use her gifts in this role.