Rev. Ron Bartlow, Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries

Rev. Ron BartlowE-mail: rbartlow@dscumc.org   Phone: (602) 266-6956 Ext. 217

Rev. Ron V. Bartlow is our part-time Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries

Ron grew up in Arizona and our Desert Southwest Conference, graduating from Mesa High School (Carry On!) and Northern Arizona University,   making him a LumberJackrabbit. Since he was a youth, Ron has been active in the camping and retreat ministries of our conference, serving over the years as a Counselor’s Assistant, Camp Counselor, Program Staff, Camp Dean, and member of the Board of Camping.

In 1998, Ron left the sanctity of the desert southwest to pursue his Master of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, where in addition to wind and snow he met, courted, and - over spring break - married his wife, Lynn. Ron continues to pursue studies related to Wesleyan spirituality and theology.

Father of two and an ordained  elder in The United Methodist Church, Ron returned to Arizona in 2006 to serve as pastor at Song of Life United Methodist Church, in Queen Creek.