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our pastor & innovator

Pastor Samara Jenkins joined Orting UMC as part of her two point charge in July 2023.

She is Pastor at both Orting UMC & Spanaway UMC. 

Pastor Samara Jenkins was born in Nebraska, raised in Arizona, called to ministry in Ohio, spent a year in the desert of Las Vegas, and most recently, a year in beautiful Wyoming! She is the mom of 6, and bonus mom to 6, making an even dozen. All but one of the children are grown and scattered throughout the Midwest, the South, and the Southwest.  programs. 

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