Clergy Appointments


Clear Opens (as of Dec. 13, 2021)

Clergy Appointments (as of July 1, 2021)


Most recently announced appointments are at the top in bold.

Jenny Lind Larsen (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Stillwater: First (Big Waters District) fulltime, from Maplewood: Christ (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Steven Pannkuk (Other Denomination – ELCA) to no appointment, from Newport (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.50), effective June 1, 2022.

Dan Foster (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Extension Ministry: On-Site Chaplain at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.75), from Vernon Center: Grace, Amboy and Winnebago: First (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.75), effective May 1, 2022.

Deborah Davis (In Licensing Process – Other Denomination) appointed to Bemidji (North Star District) fulltime, from no appointment, effective July 1, 2022.

Bob Kandels (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministry: Other Denomination fulltime, from Paynesville: Grace (North Star District) fulltime, effective June 1, 2022.

Kieu Doan (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Eden Prairie: Life Church (Twin Cities District) non-stipend, from the same appointment as Assigned Lay Pastor, effective May 1, 2022.

Art Hill (Retired Elder) appointed to Columbia Heights: Community (Twin Cities District) as interim less than fulltime (.50), from retirement, effective May 1, 2022.

Riva Tabelisma (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Bayanihan UMC Fellowship (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.50), from Columbia Heights: Community and Bayanihan UMC Fellowship fulltime, effective May 1, 2022.

David Werner (Full Elder) appointed to Rochester: Evangel (River Valley District) fulltime, from Forest Lake: Forest Hills (Big Waters District) fulltime, effective August 1, 2022. David is replacing Mark Rader who is transitioning to the retired status.

Rob Kopp (Full Elder) appointed to Virginia: Peace (North Star District) fulltime, from Bemidji (North Star District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022. Rob replaces Mickey Olson who is transitioning to the retired status.

Michelle Miller (Full Elder) appointed to Hibbing: Wesley (North Star District) less than fulltime (.75), from Crookston, Erskine and Fosston (North Star District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Stefanie Morgan (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Atwater and Rosendale (North Star District) less than fulltime (.50), from Hutchinson: Bethlehem (Southern Prairie District) as associate pastor less than fulltime (.50), effective July 1, 2022.

James (JJ) Morgan (Licensed Local Pastor) to no appointment, discontinued, from Hutchinson: Bethlehem (Southern Prairie District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Jean Elliott (Full Deacon) appointed to Minneapolis: Minnehaha (Twin Cities District) as Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries fulltime, from Transitional Leave, effective June 1, 2022.

Bethany Nelson (Other Denomination – ELCA) appointed to Plymouth: Messiah (Twin Cities District) as Associate Pastor fulltime, from Brainerd: Park and Emily (Big Waters District) as Co-Pastor less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022.

Luke Nelson (Full Elder) appointed to Golden Valley: Spirit of Hope (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Brainerd: Park and Emily (Big Waters District) as Co-Pastor less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022. Luke replaces Jeff Hansen who is transitioning to the retired status.

Tom Countryman (Retired Elder from WI Conference) appointed to Cannon Falls: Christ and Stanton (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.50), from no appointment, effective July 1, 2022.

Dean Roush (Qualified Laity) assigned to Mora: First (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.75), from no assignment, effective July 1, 2022.

Jennifer Spickelmier (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Osseo (Big Waters District) fulltime, from North Branch: Main Street (Big Waters District) as interim fulltime, effective July 1, 2022. Jennifer replaces Wes Gabel who will be moving to the retired status.

Jeff Goeldi (Qualified Laity) assigned to Farmington: Faith (River Valley District) fulltime, from Wykoff (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2022.

Jason Steffenhagen (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to North Oaks: Peace (Big Waters District) fulltime, from Rosemount: The Well (River Valley District) as associate pastor fulltime, effective May 1, 2022. Jason is replacing Gary Walpole who is transitioning to retirement.

Eric Pone (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Bloomington: Hillcrest (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Crystal: Brunswick (Twin Cities District) as Associate Pastor assigned as qualified laity, less than fulltime (.25), effective June 1, 2022.

Amy VanValkenburg (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Alexandria (North Star District) fulltime, from Atwater and Rosendale (North Star District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022.

Jason Steffenhagen (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Rosemount: The Well (River Valley District) as associate pastor fulltime, from no appointment, effective March 1, 2022.

Yong Ok Son (Retired Elder) returning to retired status, from Korean Fellowship (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.25), effective June 1, 2022.

Mark Schlasner (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Annandale and Montrose (Big Waters District) fulltime from West Concord (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2022. Mark replaces Paul Baker who is transitioning to the retired status.

JoAnne Taylor (Other Denomination – Evangelical Covenant) to retired, no appointment, from Willmar (North Star District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Deb Schaffran (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Wilmar (North Star District) fulltime, from Mora and Ogilvie (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022.

Lindell (Mike) McCain (Retired Clergy from another denomination – Evangelical Covenant) to no appointment, from Raymond (Southern Prairie District) serving under an agreement for pastoral services, effective March 6, 2022.

Carollee Smith (Licensed Local Pastor) to no appointment, discontinued, from Beauford (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.50), effective March 1, 2022.

Andrew Petter (Full Elder) appointed to Byron (River Valley District) fulltime, from Hibbing: First (North Star District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022. Andrew replaces Beth Perez who is transitioning to the retired status.

Jennifer (Jen) Spickelmier (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to North Branch: Main Street Church (Big Waters District) as interim fulltime, from the same church assigned as qualified laity, effective March 1, 2022.

Kelly Figueroa-Ray (newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Extension Ministry: Chaplain and Director of the Wesley Center at Hamline University fulltime, from no appointment, effective March 1, 2022.

Reginia (Genia) Garrett (retired Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Redwood Falls: First (Southern Prairie District) fulltime, from Cascade (Big Waters District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Gary Liker (Full Elder) appointed to Nerstrand UMC & St. John’s UCC (River Valley District) fulltime, from Cannon Falls: Christ & Stanton UMCs (River Valley District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Randy Koppen (Full Elder) appointed to Hutchinson: Bethlehem (Southern Prairie District) fulltime, from Redwood Falls: First (Southern Prairie District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Karen Evenson (Full Elder) appointed to United Methodist Church of Anoka (Big Waters District) fulltime, from Farmington: Faith (River Valley District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Jill Meents (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Paynesville: Grace (North Star District) fulltime, from Hillcrest (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022.

Victoria Rebeck (Full Deacon) appointed to transitional leave (Twin Cities District), from Director of Connecting Ministries (Susquehanna Annual Conference) fulltime, effective January 17, 2022.

Penny Bonsell (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Little Prairie UMC (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.75), from Finlayson UMC and Sandstone UCC (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2022.

Tamara (Tami) Luckhardt (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Messiah UMC (Twin Cities District) as lead pastor fulltime, from Messiah as associate pastor fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Dan Bader (Elder Dakotas Conference) appointed to Dakotas Southwest District Superintendent (fulltime) from Stillwater: First (Big Waters District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Leah Challberg (Full Elder) appointed to Northeast UMC (.50) and Extension Ministry: Blended Care Therapist with Lyra Health (.50) (Twin Cities District), from Northeast (.50), effective January 17, 2022.

Rachael Warner (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministry: Senior Living Chaplain with Lifespark (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective April 1, 2022, following transitional leave from UMC of Anoka (Big Waters District) fulltime, effective Feb 1 -March 31, 2022.

Kevin Schill (Retired Elder) assigned as interim to UMC of Anoka (Big Waters District) fulltime, from no appointment, effective January 17, 2022.

Justin Dietel (Licensed Local Pastor) to no appointment, discontinued, from Thief River Falls UMC, Warren: Grace UMC, Angus Presbyterian (North Star District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2022.

Scott Evenson (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Extension Ministry: Director of Christian Spiritual Care at Sholom Homes (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.50) from no appointment, effective December 1, 2021.

Hope Hutchison (Provisional Deacon) appointed to Richfield UMC (Twin Cities District) as Director of Children, Youth, Family and Outreach Ministries less than fulltime (.75), from Richfield UMC (Twin Cities District) as Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries less than fulltime (.50), effective January 1, 2022.

Sarah Green (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Extension Ministry: Pastoral Care Associate at St. Therese of New Hope, MN (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from no appointment, effective September 13, 2021.

Franklyn Rodriguez (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Bloomington: Hispanic/Latinx/Multicultural New Church Plant (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from no appointment, effective January 1, 2022.

Katy Lee (Full Elder) appointed to Transitional Leave (Twin Cities District), from Walker Community UMC (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.50), effective January 1, 2022.

Greg Leslie (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Motley (North Star District) less than fulltime (.50), from Staples and Motley (North Start District) fulltime, effective January 1, 2022.

Sarah Horsfield (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministry: CPE residency at North Memorial Medical Center as trauma chaplain (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Person Leave of Absence (Big Waters District), effective September 1, 2021.

Beth Beaty (Certified Lay Minister) assigned to the role of Twin Cities District Church Communicators Network Coordinator less than full time, non-stipendiary (.25) from no assignment, effective December 1, 2021.

Kate Froehlich (Provisional Deacon) appointed to Extension Ministry: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition as Legislative Campaign Director, fulltime, from transitional leave, effective September 13, 2021.

LaQuaan Malachi (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Brooklyn Center: Brooklyn as Associate Pastor (.50) and North as Lead Pastor (.50) from North as Lead Pastor fulltime, effective November 1, 2021. North and Brooklyn are moving toward a cooperative parish model.

Nancy Ellis (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Extension Ministry: Walker Methodist Care Center as Chaplain (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from St. Anthony: Faith as Associate Pastor (Pastor of Faith Formation and Community Outreach) (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.50), effective October 1, 2021.

Mark Schlasner (newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to West Concord (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.25), from same appointment assigned as Qualified Laity, effective October 1, 2021.

Jose (Angel) Franco (Candidate in the WI Conference, serving as lay planter for MN) assigned to Worthington New Hispanic Plant (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.50), from no assignment, effective September 1, 2021.

Jim Gaughan (Retired Elder) returning to retired status (Twin Cities District) from Bloomington: Portland Avenue (Twin Cities District) as interim, less than fulltime (.50), effective October 1, 2021.

Kieu Doan and Hein Vo (Qualified Laity) assigned as interim Ministers of Faith Formation to Eden Prairie: Faith Vietnamese Fellowship (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (they are sharing one .25 non-stipend position) from no assignment, effective September 1, 2021.

Henry Dolopei (Full Elder) appointed to Bloomington: Portland Avenue (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Associate Pastor at Brooklyn Center: Brooklyn (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective October 1, 2021.

Laura Hannah (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed as Associate Pastor to Hennepin Ave (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Associate Pastor at Anoka (Big Waters District) fulltime, effective September 1, 2021.

Cassie Betker (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed as Associate Pastor to Forest Hills (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment, effective August 1, 2021.

Teri and Evelyn Erbele (Other Conference – Retired Elders from Idaho-Oregon) appointed as Co-Pastors to Moose Lake and Cromwell (Big Waters and North Star Districts) splitting a less than fulltime (.75) appointment, from no appointment, effective September 19, 2021. Teri and Ev will replace Roger (retired LLP) and Marnie Parrish-Siggelkow (Qualified Laity) who enter retired/unassigned status September 19, 2021.

Miron Carney (Qualified Laity – in candidacy process) assigned as interim to Tracy (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.50), from no assignment, effective August 1, 2021.

Lori Anderson (Licensed Local Pastor) to no appointment, from Tracy (Southern Prairie District) less than fulltime (.75), effective August 1, 2021.

John Fair (Retired Elder) appointed to Sebeka (North Star District) less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment, effective July 1, 2021.

Jef Olson (Retired Elder) assigned as interim to Nerstrand/St. John’s UCC (River Valley District) fulltime, from no appointment, effective September 1, 2021.

Jin Hur (Provisional Elder) appointed as Associate Pastor to Fairmount Avenue (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Fairmount Avenue as Associate Pastor (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2021.

Nancy Victorin-Vangerud (Full Elder) moving to the retired status from Hamline University The Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice (Twin Cities District), effective August 20, 2021.

Susan Mullin (Full Deacon) moving to the retired status from Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (Twin Cities District), effective September 1, 2021.

Jim Gaughan (Retired Elder) assigned as interim to Portland Avenue (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.50), from no appointment, effective August 1, 2021.

Quoc Binh Vo (Licensed Local Pastor) to no appointment, from Faith Vietnamese Fellowship (Twin Cities District), effective September 1, 2021. QB will be appointed in the Mountain Sky Conference and his license will be discontinued in Minnesota.

Rod Tornquist (Other Denomination – Baptist) appointed to Richville (North Star District) less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment, effective July 1, 2021.

Ricardo Alcoser (Other Denomination – Texas Baptist Convention) appointed to Ottertail and Joyful Spirit (North Star District) fulltime, from Richville and Ottertail fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Jeff Goeldi (Qualified Laity) assigned to Wykoff (River Valley District) less than fulltime (.25), from no assignment, effective August 1, 2021.

Lindsey Nuehring (Qualified Laity) assigned as Minister of Worship and Engagement to Uptown Church (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from no assignment, effective July 1, 2021.

Katrina Lee (Full Elder) appointed to Walker (Twin Cities District) less than fulltime (.50), from Walker and Uptown Church Plant (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Stephanie Escher (Full Elder) appointed to transitional leave from Edina: Good Samaritan (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Frenchye Magee (Full Elder, Mississippi Annual Conference) appointed to transitional leave, from Minneapolis: Hennepin Avenue (Twin Cities District) as associate pastor fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Carol Zaagsma (Full Elder) appointed to Edina: Good Samaritan (Twin Cities District) fulltime, from Bloomington: Portland Avenue (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective August 1, 2021.

Mark Woodward (Full Elder) appointed as lead pastor to Maple Leaf Parish (River Valley District) fulltime with the following increments: Spring Valley: Faith (.50), Cherry Grove (.25) and Preston (.25), effective July 1, 2021. Following an interim assignment to Preston. (Preston is joining the Maple Leaf Parish.)

Deanna Woodward (Full Elder) appointed to Maple Leaf Parish (River Valley District) fulltime with the following increments: Spring Valley: Faith as associate (.50), Fountain as pastor (.25) and Cherry Grove as associate (.25), effective July 1, 2021. Following an interim assignment to Preston. (Preston is joining the Maple Leaf Parish.)

Kali Christensen (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Long Prairie and Communities of Faith: Clarissa, Clotho, Eagle Bend (North Star District) less than fulltime (.75), from Communities of Faith: Clarissa, Clotho, Eagle Bend (North Star District) less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2021. Kali replaces David Sorrel (Other Denomination – Church of the Nazarene) at Long Prairie. David is retiring.

Russell Steel (Declared Candidate, in licensing process) appointed to Jackson and Lakefield (Southern Prairie District) fulltime, from no appointment, effective August 1, 2021.

Denise Hanson (Other Denomination – ELCA) appointed to St. Francis (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.50), from no appointment, effective June 16, 2021.

Eli Somers (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Blaine and Spirit River/West Bethel (Big Waters District), fulltime, from Fairmont (Southern Prairie), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021. (This announcement replaces the earlier one that did not include Blaine.)

John Carpenter (Retired Other Denomination - Church of the United Brethren in Christ) appointed to Akeley (North Star District) less than fulltime (.50), from no appointment, effective September 1, 2021. John replaces Loren Ferch (Retired Elder) who will return to retired status.

Jen Spickelmier (Qualified Laity) assigned as interim to North Branch: Main Street (Big Waters District) fulltime, from no assignment, effective July 1, 2021.

Tom Ervasti (Retired Other Denomination – Evangelical Covenant) appointed to Taylors Falls (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment, effective June 1, 2021. Tom is replacing Dan Doughty (Retired Elder) who is returning to retired status.

Hannah Choi (PE – will be commissioned at annual conference) appointed to Park Ave (Twin Cities District) as associate, less than fulltime (.25), from LLP approved not appointed, (Twin Cities District), effective July 1, 2021.

Ricardo Alcoser (Other Denomination – Texas Baptist Convention) appointed to Richville, Ottertail and Joyful Spirit UMCs (North Star District) fulltime, from Richville and Ottertail UMCs (North Star District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

David Comstock (Other Denomination – PCUSA) to no appointment or assignment (will be serving as interim at Calvin Presbyterian Church) from Minnetonka (Twin Cities District) fulltime, effective May 16, 2021.

Loren Ferch (Retired Elder) returning to retired status from Akeley (North Star District), effective September 1, 2021.

James Middendorf (Qualified Laity) assigned to Central UMC (North Star District) less than fulltime (.25), from no appointment or assignment, effective April 18, 2021. James is from the Christian Missionary Alliance and is working toward a certificate in rural ministry.

Robert Moorlach (Full Elder) appointed to Oakes UMC and Oakes PCUSA (Dakotas conference) fulltime, from Jackson and Lakefield: First (Southern Prairie District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2021. Robert will be transferring from Minnesota to Dakotas Annual Conference.

Ralph Holbrook (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Monticello: Community (Big Waters District), fulltime, from North Branch: Main Street (Big Waters District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Abigail Ozanne (Full Elder) appointed to Watertown: First (Dakotas conference) as associate pastor, fulltime, from Browns Valley: United; Sisseton, SD: First Presbyterian; Veblen, SD Presbyterian (North Star District) fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Mark Bateson (Full Elder) appointed to Wrightstown (North Star District) less than fulltime (.25), from Henning and Wrightstown (North Star District) less than fulltime (.50), effective May 1, 2021.

Valerie Shaw (Qualified Laity) assigned to Henning UMC (North Star District) as weekly pulpit supply person, from no assignment, effective May 1, 2021. Henning UMC will be in care of the District Superintendent.

Adam Roberts (Licensed Local Pastor) to No Appointment/Discontinued, from St. Francis (Big Waters District) less than fulltime (.75), effective April 15, 2021.

Elizabeth Macaulay (Full Elder) appointed to Minneapolis: Epworth (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), from Rochester: Christ (River Valley District) as lead pastor, fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Dana Neuhauser (Full Deacon) appointed to MN Annual Conference staff as Racial Justice Organizer less than fulltime (.50), effective May 1, 2021. Dana remains in her appointment to New City Church (Twin Cities District) as associate pastor, less than full time (.25).

Jeff Adams (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Fairmont (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from Beauford (Southern Prairie District) as co-pastor, less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2021.

Carolee Smith (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Beauford (Southern Prairie District) as pastor, less than fulltime, (.50) from Beauford (Southern Prairie District) as co-pastor, less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2021.

Christina Koppes (Full Elder) appointed to Maple Grove: Cross Winds (Big Waters District) as lead pastor, fulltime, from Delano (Big Waters District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021. Stina follows Michael Dyrdal who will transition to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2021.

Chad Koppes (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Delano (Big Waters District) as pastor, fulltime, from Delano (Big Waters District) as associate pastor, non-stipend, effective July 1, 2021.

Josh Meyers (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to No Appointment (LLP Approved but not Appointed) from Coon Rapids: Made New Church (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.50), effective April 1, 2021.

Bruce Ruggles (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministry: Chaplain at Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, fulltime, from Extension Ministry: Chaplain at United Hospital, fulltime, effective April 1, 2021.

Mark Woodward (Full Elder) assigned as interim, to Preston (River Valley District), less than fulltime, (.25 – shared with Deanna Woodward), while remaining in current appointment at Spring Valley: Faith, Cherry Grove (River Valley District), fulltime, effective April 1, 2021.

Deanna Woodward (Full Elder) assigned as interim, to Preston (River Valley District), less than fulltime, (.25 – shared with Mark Woodward), while remaining in current appointment at Cherry Grove, Fountain, Spring Valley: Faith (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.75), effective April 1, 2021.

Shawn Moore (Full Elder) appointed to Minneapolis: Living Spirit (Twin Cities District) as lead pastor, fulltime, from Minneapolis: Living Spirit (Twin Cities District) as associate pastor, less than fulltime (.50), effective July 1, 2021. Shawn follows Suzanne Mades who will transition to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2021.

Lyndy Zabel (Full Elder) transitioning to the retired relationship, from Extension Ministries as Director of Community Engagement for the Minnesota Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2021. Lyndy will be continuing in this role on a part time basis.

Marci Jamison (Full Elder) transitioning to the retired relationship, from Family Leave of Absence, effective July 1, 2021.

Riva Tabelisma (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Columbia Heights: Community (.75) and Filipino Outreach Ministry (New Church Start .25) (Twin Cities District), fulltime, from Columbia Heights: Community (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), effective April 1, 2021.

Loren Olson (Full Elder) transitioning to the retired relationship, from Extension Ministry: Mayo Health Systems, Hospice Chaplain, effective July 1, 2021. Loren will remain in this role in retirement.

Lora Sturm (Provisional Elder) transitioning to the retired relationship (as Retired LLP), from Nerstrand & St. John’s UCC (River Valley District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Jenny Cannon (Full Elder Baltimore/Washington Conference) appointed to Rochester: Christ (River Valley District) as lead pastor, fulltime, from Bethesda UMC (Balt/Wash Conf), effective July 1, 2021.

Kirkland Reynolds (Full Elder Baltimore/Washington Conference) appointed to Rochester: Christ (River Valley District) as executive pastor, fulltime, from Chevy Chase UMC (Balt/Wash Conf), effective July 1, 2021.

Eli Somers (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Spirit River/West Bethel (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.75), from Fairmont (Southern Prairie), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021. Eli follows Guy Sederski (Licensed Local Pastor) who will transition to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2021.

Andrew Church (Full Elder) appointed to River Falls: Spirit of Grace (Northwest District - Wisconsin Conference), fulltime, from Mounds View: Sunrise, Blaine (Big Waters District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Steven Reiser (Provisional Elder) appointed to Silver Lake Fresh Expressions Relaunch (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), from Minneapolis:  Epworth (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2021.

David Stoeger (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Wykoff (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) from Preston, Wykoff (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.5), effective April 1, 2021.

Kevin Gregory (To be commissioned Provisional Elder, Central Texas Conference 2021, followed by transfer to Minnesota Annual Conference 2021) appointed to Detroit Lakes (North Star District), fulltime, from Wadena:  Joyful Spirit, Frazee (North Star District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2021. Kevin serves at Joyful Spirit, Frazee as Laity from the Central Texas Conference.

Taylor Johnson (Licensed Local Pastor – Dakotas Conference) appointed to Moorhead Grace (North Star District), fulltime, from Associate Pastor at Sioux Falls First (Southeast District – Dakotas Conference), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2021. Taylor is moving toward provisional membership and commissioning on the Elder Track in the Dakotas Conference.

Carrie L. Binnie (Full Elder) appointed to Minnetonka (Twin Cities District), fulltime, from Monticello:  Community (Big Waters District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Katherine M. Froehlich (Provisional Deacon) appointed to Transitional Leave (Twin Cities District) from Appointment Beyond the Local Church:  NARAL, Pro-Choice Massachusetts (New England Conference), effective February 6, 2021.

Heather Klason (Full Elder) appointed to Herman (North Star District), less than fulltime (.5) from Herman UMC, Bethel ELCA (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021. Heather is transitioning to the Retired Status July 1, 2021.

Nancy Victorin-Vangerud (Full Elder) appointed to Extension Ministry:  Hamline University, Chaplain and Director of Wesley Center (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75) from Columbia Heights:  Community (Preaching Elder - .25) and Extension Ministry:  Hamline University (.75) (Twin Cities District), effective July 1, 2021.

Amanda Lunemann (Provisional Elder, to be ordained Full Elder 2021) appointed to Burnsville:  Grace (River Valley District), fulltime, from Oakdale:  Silver Lake (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2021. Amanda follows Rory Swenson (Full Elder) who will transition to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2021.

Roger C. Grafenstein (Full Elder) appointed to Park Rapids:  Riverside (North Star District), fulltime, from Moorhead:  Grace (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2021.

Donna J. Martinson (Full Elder) transitioning to the Retired Status from Family Leave of Absence, effective February 15, 2021.

Tori Hicks (Elder Pacific-Northwest Conference) appointed to Winona:  Wesley (Associate Pastor), Homer (Lead Pastor) (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.75), effective March 1, 2021. Tori continues serving as Associate Pastor at Winona:  Wesley and follows Kathy Schuler (Retired Elder) at Homer.

Alison Hendley (Full Deacon – transfer from California-Nevada Conference 1-1-21) appointed as Licensed Local Pastor to Clearwater (Big Waters District), less than fulltime, (.5) and Associate Pastor at Sartell:  First UMC of the St. Cloud Region (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.5) from Clearwater, less than fulltime (.5), effective January 1, 2021.

Christopher Kneen (Full Elder) appointed as 6-month interim pastor to Lindstrom:  First (Big Waters District), fulltime, from Military Deployment, effective December 16, 2020.

Velda Maine (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Pipestone:  Peace, Pipestone:  Salem (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.75) from Pipestone:  Peace, Pipestone:  Salem, Jasper (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.75), effective January 1, 2021.

Dale Stiles (Other Denomination – ELCA) to No Appointment or Assignment from Lindstrom:  First (Big Waters District), fulltime, effective December 16, 2020.

Erica Koser (Full Deacon) appointed to Appointment Beyond the Local Church as Pastor of Community Connections at Mankato:  Connections Shelter (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from Associate Pastor at Mankato:  Centenary (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective January 1, 2021.
 

Katrina Lee (Full Elder) appointed to Minneapolis:  Uptown (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5) and Minneapolis:  Walker (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5) from Minneapolis:  Walker (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5), effective January 1, 2021.


Jeremiah Lideen (Full Elder) to Extension Ministry:  Lifesprk Whole Person Health as Director of Chaplaincy (Twin Cities District), fulltime from Minneapolis:  Uptown Church, less than fulltime (.5) and Extension Ministry:  Walker Health Center as Staff Chaplain (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5), effective January 1, 2021.

Leah Challberg (Full Elder) appointed to Minneapolis:  Northeast (.5) and Extension Ministry:  Associated Clinic of Psychology’s Nursing Home/Geriatrics Team (.5) (Twin Cities District), from Minneapolis:  Northeast (.5) and Extension Ministry:  Alzheimer’s Association (.5), effective August 1, 2020.

Jean M. Elliott (Full Deacon) appointed to Transitional Leave from Youth Director/Pastor at Edina:  Good Samaritan (Twin Cities District), fulltime, effective October 1, 2020.

Katherine M. Froehlich (Provisional Deacon) to Appointment Beyond the Local Church:  Membership and Organizing Manager, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (Primary Appointment), fulltime, and Calvary UMC, Arlington, Massachusetts (Secondary Appointment), from No Appointment or Assignment, effective November 1, 2020.
 

Jacob Holck (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Grey Eagle, Sauk Centre (North Star District), fulltime, from Appleton:  First UMC, Bellingham:  Zion UMC, Correll:  First UMC, Marietta UCC (North Star District), less than fulltime (.5), effective November 1, 2020.
 

Mark Schlasner (Laity) assigned to West Concord (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective November 1, 2020. Mark follows Loren Olson (Full Elder) who has been serving as Interim Pastor, August 1 - November 1, 2020.
 

David Comstock (Teaching Elder PCUSA Twin Cities Presbytery) as Interim Pastor to Minnetonka (Twin Cities District), fulltime, from No Appointment or Assignment, effective September 15, 2020.

Douglas A. Damron (Full Member West Ohio Conference) to Medical Leave (West Ohio Conference) from Minnetonka (Twin Cities District), fulltime, effective September 15, 2020.

Loren J. Grage (Retired Elder) to No Appointment or Assignment from Pine River (North Star District), less than fulltime (.25), effective September 1, 2020.

Delores “Lori” Nielsen (Full Elder) appointed to Personal Leave of Absence (North Star District) from Sauk Centre, Grey Eagle (North Star District), fulltime, effective September 15, 2020.

Andrew Bittner (Licensed Local Pastor) to No Appointment or Assignment from Beauford (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.5), effective September 1, 2020.

Carollee Smith (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Beauford (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective September 1, 2020. Carollee shares an appointment with Jeffrey Adams, also appointed .25 to Beauford.

Quoc Vo Binh (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Eden Prairie:  Faith Vietnamese Fellowship (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5) from No Appointment or Assignment in the Minnesota Annual Conference, effective August 1, 2020. Pastor Binh, a former Candidate from the Western North Carolina Conference follows David Doan (Other Denomination – Southern Baptist Convention) who transitioned to the Retired Status August 1, 2020.

Loren Grage (Retired Elder) to No Appointment or Assignment from Pine River (North Star District), less than fulltime (.25), effective August 16, 2020.

Alison Hendley (Licensed Local Pastor – Minnesota Conference; Full Deacon – California-Nevada Conference) appointed to Clearwater (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment in the Minnesota Annual Conference, effective August 1, 2020.

Tiffany McDonald (Full Elder) to Family Leave from Associate Pastor at Minnetonka (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5), effective September 1, 2020.

Loren M. Olson (Full Elder) appointed as Chaplain to Extension Ministries:  Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin, less than fulltime (.5) and assigned as Interim Pastor to West Concord UMC (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) from appointed as Chaplain to Extension Ministries:  Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin, less than fulltime (.5), effective August 1, 2020.

Lori D. Stanton-Artner (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to South Haven:  Zion, Kimball (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.75) from South Haven:  Zion (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.25), effective August 1, 2020.

Joyce E. Parker (Other Denomination – Assemblies of God) to No Appointment or Assignment from West Concord (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25), effective August 1, 2020.

Cher Lue Vang (Retired – North Carolina Conference) to No Appointment or Assignment from Oakdale:  Hmong Faith Fellowship (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.

Chad Christensen (Other Denomination – ELCA) assigned to Dodge Center (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.


Joyce E. Parker (Other Denomination – Assemblies of God) appointed to West Concord (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) from Dodge Center, West Concord (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.5), effective July 1, 2020.


Kenneth L. Felska (Full Elder) to No Appointment or Assignment from Kimball, Clearwater (Big Waters District), fulltime, effective June 15, 2020.

Daren Flinck (Full Elder) appointed to Worthington:  First, Adrian (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from Worthington:   First, Worthington:  Emmanuel, Adrian (Southern Prairie District), effective July 1, 2020.

Laurence Foote (Retired Elder) to No Appointment or Assignment from Pine Lake Chapel (North Star District), less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.

Kevin Gregory (Qualified Laity – Texas Conference) assigned to Frazee, Joyful Spirit (North Star District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2020.

Jacob Holck (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Appleton:  First, Bellingham:  Zion, Correll, Marietta UCC (North Star District), less than fulltime (.5) from assigned as Qualified Laity to Appleton:  First, Bellingham:  Zion, Correll, Marietta UCC, less than fulltime (.5), effective July 1, 2020.

John Scheuer (Qualified Laity) assigned from Grand Rapids UMC to serve Hill City UMC (North Star District) as a Certified Lay Minister, less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020. John follows Roger Lynn (Retired Elder) who has been serving Hill City.

Justin Dietel (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Thief River Falls, Warren:  Grace UMC, Warren:  Angus Presbyterian (North Star District), fulltime from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.


Kathleen Svien (Laity) assigned to Winona:  Immanuel (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.

Daniel Foster (Provisional Elder) appointed to Amboy, Vernon Center:  Grace, Winnebago:  First (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.75) from Amboy, Vernon Center:  Grace, less than fulltime (.5), effective July 1, 2020.


Cynthia Kennedy (Full Elder) appointed to Pilot Point First (North Central District – North Texas Conference), fulltime from Leave of Absence, effective July 1, 2020.

Eli Somers (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed as interim to Fairmont (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.

Carol Walvatne (Full Elder) transitioning to the Retired Status from Extension Ministries:  Minnesota Health Fairview Southdale, Chaplain, fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Russell Jacobsen (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Elmore, Alden (Southern Prairie District – Minnesota Annual Conference), Buffalo Center, Thompson (North Central/Northeast District – Iowa Annual Conference), less than fulltime (.75) from Blue Earth Hope, Elmore, Winnebago:  First (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Linda J. McCollough (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Red Wing:  First (River Valley District), fulltime, from Columbia Heights:  Community (Twin Cities District), fulltime, effective August 1, 2020.

David Birkeland (Associate Member – Retired – Dakotas Conference) appointed to Walnut Grove (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.25), from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.

Kathleen Brandt (Honorable Location – Retired, serving as Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Heron Lake (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.25) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.

Kirk Doering (Full Elder) appointed to Brownsdale, Sargeant:  Zion, less than fulltime (.5) from Lamberton, Sanborn, Walnut Grove (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Eric Frederickson (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Springfield, Sanborn (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from Springfield, fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Cathy Tetrick Hoffbeck (Laity) appointed to Lamberton, Jeffers (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.75) as a Licensed Local Pastor upon completion of requirements, from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020.

Christopher H. Kneen (Full Elder) appointed to Detroit Lakes (North Star District), fulltime, from Military Deployment Leave serving in Extension Ministries:  US Navy, Chaplain in Djibouti, Africa, effective October 1, 2020.

Lori K. Anderson (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Tracy (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.75) from Grey Eagle (North Star District), less than fulltime (.5), effective July 1, 2020.

Mark Chapman (Other Denomination – Evangelical Covenant) appointed to Lydia Zion (River Valley District), fulltime, from No Appointment or Assignment in the Minnesota Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2020. Mark has been serving the Community Covenant Church in Upsala, Minnesota.

Melissa Deuel (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Elko-New Market:  Crossroads as Associate Pastor (River Valley District) and Castle Rock as Lead Pastor (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.5) from Elko-New Market:  Crossroads as Associate Pastor, less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.

Scott D. Jakel (Member Other Denomination – ELCA) assigned to Park Rapids:  Riverside (North Star District), Interim, fulltime, from Owatonna, Dodge Center (River Valley District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Scott follow Carl "Chip" Nielson, III (Full Elder) who is transitioning to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2020.

Jennifer A. Matthees (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Pequot Lakes:  Grace (North Star District), fulltime, from Winona:  Immanuel (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.|

Brent Cottington (Qualified Laity) assigned to St. Michael Church Plant (Big Waters District) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective May 1, 2020.

Laura Cottington (Qualified Laity) assigned to St. Michael Church Plant (Big Waters District) from No Appointment or Assignment, effective May 1, 2020.

Robert Moorlach (Full Elder) appointed to Jackson, Lakefield (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from Jackson (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Clifford Nelson (Retired Elder – Dakotas Conference) appointed to Ham Lake:  Cedar (Big Waters District), less than fulltime (.5), from No Appointment or Assignment, effective June 1, 2020. Clifford follows Judith Ganz (Other Denomination, Retired - Moravian) as she returns to retirement.

Brenda M. North (Full Elder) appointed to Medical Leave of Absence from Detroit Lakes (North Star District), fulltime, effective March 1, 2020.

Riva Tabelisma (Newly Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Columbia Heights:  Community  (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), from Golden Valley:  Spirit of Hope (Twin Cities District), as a Certified Lay Minister, serving as Director of Youth Ministry and Faith Formation, less than fulltime (.5), effective July 1, 2020.

Nancy Victorin-Vangerud (Full Elder) appointed to Columbia Heights:  Community (Twin Cities District) as Teaching Elder, less than fulltime (.25) and Extension Ministries:  Hamline University (Twin Cities), Chaplain and Director of the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice, less than fulltime (.75) from Extension Ministries:  Hamline University, Chaplain and Director of the Wesley Center, fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Anthony J. Fink (Full Elder) appointed to Pine Island (River Valley District), fulltime, from Fairmont (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Tony follows William F. Hoffman (Full Elder – Dakotas Conference) who is transitioning to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2020, and will serve Stickney (Southeast District – Dakotas Conference) in the Retired Status.

Sharon Rigby Osborn (Full Elder) transitioning to the Retired Status from Personal Leave of Absence, effective August 1, 2020.

Pamela Serdar (Full Elder) transitioning to the Retired Status from Personal Leave of Absence, effective August 8, 2020.

Amy Van Valkenburg (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Atwater, Rosendale (North Star District), less than fulltime (.75) from Wadena, Deer Creek:  Joyful Spirit (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Yolanda Y. Williams (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Glenwood United Parish (North Star District) fulltime, from Pastor For Music & Discipleship at Crystal:  Brunswick (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020. Yolanda will be appointed as a Provisional Elder upon approval at the 2020 Clergy Session.

Nicole Anderson Clade (Full Elder – Dakotas Conference) appointed to Duluth:  Hope (Big Waters District), fulltime, from Vermillion (Southeast District – Dakotas Conference), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Sarah A. Horsfield (Full Elder) appointed to Personal Leave of Absence from Duluth:  Hope (Big Waters District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Gary Liker (Full Elder) appointed to Cannon Falls:  Christ, Stanton (River Valley District) fulltime, from Pequot Lakes:  Grace (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Gary follows Patrick Walker at Cannon Falls:  Christ as retires and discontinues his License for Pastoral Ministry.

Katie E. Matson-Daley (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to St. Paul:  The Beloved (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5) from Interim at Red Wing First (River Valley District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Jo Anne Taylor (Member Other Denomination – Evangelical Covenant) appointed as Interim to Willmar (North Star District), fulltime, from New Ulm:  First (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Lisa Vick (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Owatonna (River Valley District), fulltime, from Brownsdale, Sargeant:  Zion (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.5), effective July 1, 2020. Lisa follows Linda Boorman (Licensed Local Pastor) who is retiring from serving as the Owatonna Associate Pastor through the Prairie Spirit Parish, less than fulltime (.25).

Douglas Damron (Full Elder – West Ohio Conference) appointed to Minnetonka (Twin Cities District), fulltime, from Interim Lead Pastor, Sharonville (Ohio River Valley District – West Ohio Conference), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Walter C. Lockhart, IV (Full Elder) appointed to Leave of Absence:  Family Leave (Twin Cities District) from Minneapolis:  Simpson (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.

Marianne Ozanne (Full Elder) appointed to West St. Paul:  Faith (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.75), from Rosendale, Atwater and Willmar (Associate) (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Marianne follows Gail Alexander (Full Elder) who is transitioning to the retired status, effective July 1, 2020.

Gregg Taylor (Full Elder – Texas Conference) appointed to Minneapolis:  Park Avenue (Twin Cities District), Lead Pastor, fulltime, from Extension Ministries:  Pastor and Community Architect of Houston ReVision (Texas Annual Conference), fulltime, effective May 1, 2020.

Dennis Ausman (Full Deacon) to the Retired Status from Fort Meyers:  Faith (South West District – Florida Conference) as Organist/Bell Choir Director, less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.

Daniel Crandall (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to North Mankato:  Belgrade Avenue (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from assigned to North Mankato:  Belgrade Avenue as a Qualified Lay Person, effective May 1, 2020.

Carolyn Doering (Full Elder) appointed to Waseca:  Faith (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, from Heron Lake, Lakefield (Southern Prairie District), less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2020. Carolyn follows C. Victor Waters (Full Elder) who is transitioning to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2020.

Loren Ferch (Full Elder, Retired) appointed to Akeley (North Star District), less than fulltime (.5), from No Appointment or Assignment, effective July 1, 2020. 

Delores “Lori” Nielsen (Full Elder) appointed to Grey Eagle, Sauk Centre (North Star District), fulltime, from Park Rapids:  Riverside (North Star District) as Co-Pastor, less than fulltime (.75), effective July 1, 2020.

Shawn Moore (Full Elder) appointed as Associate Pastor to Minneapolis:  Living Spirit (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.5), from St. Paul:  The Beloved (Twin Cities District), less than fulltime (.25), effective July 1, 2020.

Dianne E. Ciesluk (Full Elder) appointed to LaCrescent, Dakota:  Riverside (River Valley District), fulltime, from Stanton (River Valley District), less than fulltime (.25) as Interim Pastor, effective July 1, 2020.

Hung David Park (Retired Licensed Local Pastor) to No Appointment or Assignment from Duluth Grace Korean Fellowship (Big Waters District), effective March 1, 2020.

Nicholas F. Scutari (Provisional Elder) appointed to New Ulm First (Southern Prairie District), fulltime from Tracy (Southern Prairie District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020.

Larry W.  Mens (Full Elder) appointed to the Retired Relationship from Leave of Absence, effective July 1, 2020.

Jeffrey S. Ozanne (Full Elder) appointed to St. Anthony:  Faith (Twin Cities District), fulltime, from Lead Pastor at Willmar (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Jeff follows Diane Christianson (Full Elder North Carolina Annual Conference) who is transitioning to the Retired Status, effective July 1, 2020.

Victoria Rebeck (Full Deacon) appointed to Appointment Beyond the Local Church:  Director of Connectional Ministries (Susquehanna Annual Conference), fulltime, from Transitional Leave of Absence, effective March 16, 2020.


Lee Miller (approved by the Minnesota Board of Ordained Ministry for provisional membership), appointed to Blue Earth: Hope (Southern Prairie), fulltime, from serving as student pastor at Rehobath UMC (Heritage District, North Carolina Conference), less than fulltime time (.5), effective July 1, 2020.

Lori Anderson (Licensed Local Pastor) appointed to Grey Eagle (North Star District), interim, less than fulltime (.5), from no previous appointment or assignment, effective February 1, 2020.

Kayla Brunkow (Licensed Local Pastor) to No Appointment or Assignment from Grey Eagle (North Star District), less than fulltime (.75), effective February 1, 2020.


Jia Starr Brown (Licensed Local Pastor) to No Appointment or Assignment from Minneapolis:  Park Avenue (Twin Cities District), Associate Pastor, fulltime, effective March 1, 2020.


Laura Nordstrom (Full Elder) appointed to Stewartville (River Valley District), fulltime, from Glenwood United Parish (North Star District), fulltime, effective July 1, 2020. Laura follows Wane Souhrada (Retired Elder) who has been serving in the Retired Status.


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