Amanda C. Richards


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. Steve Richards

Date of death: May 20, 2023 at age 65

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held June 24 at 2 p.m. at Messiah UMC (17805 County Road 6, Plymouth). A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Appointment information: Rev. Richards was ordained as a deacon in 1981 and as an elder in 1985. He served Minnesota churches in Duluth (Bethany and Wesley UMCs), Bloomington (Hillcrest UMC), Edina, and Plymouth (Messiah UMC). He also served a church in Tennessee. He retired in 2022.

Mrs. Richards is survived by her husband, Steve Richards; daughters, Lauren Richards (Mark Warren) and Bethany Richards; and one grandson.

Messages of condolence can be sent to Steve Richards, 2200 Bayard Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116 or

Memorials are preferred to the Amanda C. Richards “Change the World” scholarship at the multi-campus Metropolitan State University.

An obituary will appear in the May 28 Star Tribune.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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(612) 870-0058