Southern Prairie

Minnesota's United Methodist Churches are divided into five districts, each with a district superintendent appointed to oversee churches and pastors in the district.


Rev. Fred Vanderwerf

Southern Prairie District Superintendent

Superintending the work in the Southern Prairie District / (507) 387-3767


Michelle Behsman

Administrative Assistant

Church conference forms, appointments and events for superintendent and cabinet, general assistance to churches and pastors / (507) 387-3767

Southern Prairie Reflections

6 reasons a preacher should reconsider a political post

With so many clergy friends on Facebook, and in the height of the presidential campaign, Rev. Fred Vanderwerf offers six reasons to avoid political posts.  Read blog post


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058