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Certified Lay Speakers

Some lay people within the Minnesota Conference have been called to serve God through preaching. Those who have gone through training and become certified lay speakers are available to provide pulpit supply in local churches across the state. You’re welcome to contact any of these individuals to invite them to preach at your church.

Big Waters

Don Anderson
(507) 402-4016
Home church: Coon Rapids UMC

Faye Christensen
(218) 828-8504
Home church: Park UMC (Brainerd)

Marilyn Emstad
(763) 753-0045
Home church: St. Francis UMC

Tammy Gallagher
(320) 406-7824
Home church: Coon Rapids UMC (Minneapolis)

Dennis Hebrink
(651) 464-3060
Home church: Wyoming UMC

Leo Lambert, Jr.
(218) 590-3065
Home church: Asbury UMC (Duluth)

Debbie Merrick
(218) 391-8778
Home church: Asbury UMC (Duluth)

Valerie Prax
(612) 205-1099
Home church: Mora UMC

Connie Skillingstad
(651) 210-8533
Home church: Freshwaters UMC (Princeton)

Terry Skoczen
(320) 393-3498
Home church: Grace UMC (St. Cloud)

Barry Swanson
(612) 210-9360 or (763) 420-2239
Home church: Immanuel UMC (Corcoran)

Georgia Thometz
(612) 802-7685
Home church: Elk River UMC

North Star

Erin Balbach
(218) 639-0554
Home church: Hewitt UMC

Connie Bloom
(218) 262-4939
Home church: Wesley UMC (Hibbing)

Charlotte Britney
(218) 208-2604
Home church: Pengilly UMC

Susan Cafferty
(320) 382-6316
Home church: Willmar UMC

Faye Christensen
(218) 838-8504
Home church: Park UMC (Brainerd)

Janet Doroff
(320) 732-6877
Home church: Peace United Church (Long Prairie)

Julie French
(320) 247-2212
Home church: First UMC (Ortonville)

Susan Clark Harris
(218) 838-2579
Home church: Aitkin UMC

Robert Eddy
(320) 894-3009
Home church: Litchfield UMC

Jan Eifealdt
(320) 305-0652
Home church: Zion UMC (Bellingham)

Marion Hansen
(218) 837-5572
Home church: Sebeka UMC

Florence Hedeen
Home church: Riverside UMC (Park Rapids)

Jacob Holck
(320) 241-2762
Home church: Grace UMC (Paynesville)

Jayne Koskiniemi
(218) 837-5275
Home church: Sebeka UMC

Robert Kutter
(320) 285-5114 or cell (320) 491-5604
Home church: Grey Eagle UMC

Jesse Nix
(218) 290-3478
Home church: Emily UMC

Sue Nix
(218) 290-3589
Home church: Emily UMC

Artis (Arty) Tallman
(218) 445-5780
Home church: Verndale UMC

River Valley

Samantha Evans
Home church: Christ UMC (Rochester)

Crystal Henderson
(651) 212-3962
Home church: First UMC (Red Wing)

Libby Henslin  (completed LLP training)
(507) 273-3562
Home church: Kasson UMC

John Hickey
(507) 896-4999
Home church: Money Creek UMC

Carol Ottoson
(952) 447-1977
Home church: Holy Trinity (Prior Lake)

Jane Stone
(651) 388-2113
Home church: First UMC (Red Wing)

Renee Wilson
(507) 261-5413
Home church: Stewartville UMC

Southern Prairie

Ricardo (Ric) Arbuckle
(320) 583-5057
Home church: Vineyard UMC (Hutchinson)

Peter Bell
(320) 260-4499
Home church: Oakwood UMC (New Ulm)

Kathlyn (Kate) Billett
(507) 236-8750
Home church: Fairmont UMC

Karen Boots
(507) 430-4479 (cell)
Home church: First UMC (Redwood Falls)

Kathy Burket
Home Church: First UMC (Redwood Falls)

Leon Hixon
(507) 525-4916
Home church: Hope UMC (Blue Earth)

Raymond LaVoie
(605) 742-4121
Home church: Montevideo UMC

Jenny Lewis
(507) 327-9363
Home church: Hope UMC (Blue Earth)

T.J. Lewis
(507) 995-2008
Home church: Hope UMC (Blue Earth)

Terry Miller
(507) 827-2479 or (507) 360-0820 (cell)

Home church: Adrian UMC

Lloyd Peterson
(507) 532-5916
Home church: Cornerstone UMC (Marshall)

Marilyn Swan
(507) 354-5633
Home church: First UMC (New Ulm)

Trent Tumbleson
(507) 639-6317
Home church: Trimont UMC

Twin Cities

Beth Beaty
(612) 386-7587
Home church: Hamline Church (St. Paul)

Kieu-Ngan Doan
(952) 334-8492
Home church: Faith Vietnamese Fellowship
(Eden Prairie)

Derek Emery
(612) 309-3751
Home church: Centennial UMC (Roseville)

Sharon Fields
(651) 303-3170
Home church: Hamline UMC (St. Paul)

Anita Thompson 
(763) 785-1555 or (612) 819-1112
Home church: Community UMC (Columbia Heights)

Hien Vo
(763) 496-7588
Home church: Faith Vietnamese Fellowship (Eden Prairie)

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058