About Me

I am a United Methodist minister who loves God and likes to share that love with everyone. I am married to Lindsay who is way cooler than me (trust me, she is). We had our first child (James Darren Altizer) on June 26th, 2021. He has been an amazing blessing in so many way. I used to say “I enjoy playing golf, tennis, hiking, running, reading, watching Alabama football (Roll Tide!) and Chelsea Soccer,” but now much of our time is spent staring at our precious baby boy! I still golf too much as well.

I grew up feeling “called” into ministry, then I didn’t for a while and now I’m amazed at how God uses who I am to love people right next door. I love being a pastor (mostly!) and have served in the United Methodist Church since 2014. Right now, I serve as the Associat Pastor at Maggie Valley United Methodist Church in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC. In this gorgeous mountain town, this group of people Love big, often and in any way they can! If you are in the area, come by!

I have a B.A. from Brevard College in Integrated Studies, an M.A. from The University of Alabama in Higher Education and an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Lindsay tells me I’m done with school… for now.

If you would like to get in touch with me, the easiest way is to shoot me a note: caltizer@wnccumc.net