As you are discerning a call to ministry, it helps to hear the stories of others who have also answered a call. Below, we invite you to meet several clergy from the Minnesota Annual Conference. Feel free to contact them directly if you have questions or want to hear more about their journey into ministry.

Paula Colton (deacon)

Appointed to: Hennepin Avenue UMC

Commissioned in 2004, ordained in 2007

Contact: / 612-435-1304


Melissa Deuel (licensed local pastor)

Appointed to: Crossroads Church--Elko New Market

Licensed in 2015

Contact: / 612-756-4867


Justin Halbersma (elder)

Appointed to: Park UMC (Brainerd)

Commissioned in 2007, ordained in 2010 

Contact: / 218-454-8032



Jonathan Churho Lee (elder)

Appointed to: Immanuel UMC (Corcoran, MN)

Commissioned in 2007, ordained in 2011

Contact: / 763-420-2585


Jerad Morey (licensed local pastor)

Appointed to: Northfield UMC

Licensed in 2015

Contact: / 507-645-5689, ext. 12



Matt Sipe (elder)

Appointed to: Delano UMC

Commissioned in 2008, ordained in 2011

Contact: / 763-972-3492

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058