Staff and Board

Conference Staff

Rev. Sharon (Shari) Prestemon, Conference Minister

Rev. Richard (Rick) Wagner, Associate Conference Minister

Rev. Steven (Steve) Boorsma, Associate Conference Minister

Rev. Kevin Brown, Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children & Youth

Vicki Wunsch, Director of Leadership Development

Bob Olsen, Development Director

George Bennett, Director of Finance and Operations

Sandy Kellen, Administrative Assistant to the Conference Minister

Marita Karlisch, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Conference Ministers

Curtis Griesel, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children & Youth and Registrar for Pilgrim Point Camp

Lori Alford, Pilgrim Point Camp Program Director


2017-2018 Board of Directors

Janet Bartz, Moderator, Congregational Church UCC, Rochester
Todd Smith Lippert, Vice-Moderator, First UCC, Northfield
Don Fancher, Treasurer, UCC, New Brighton
Maureen Engelhardt, Secretary, Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis

At-Large Members:
Rev. Oby Ballinger, Community UCC, Saint Paul Park
Rev. Dr. Kent Meyer, Zion UCC, LeSueur
Conee Biggs, Falcon Heights UCC, Falcon Heights
Sham Moteelall, St. John’s UCC, Norwood Young America
Rev. Dana Mann, First Congregational UCC, Mankato
Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC, Minneapolis
Rev. Paula Northwood, Liaison to the Pilgrim Point Camp Committee, Plymouth Congregational, Minneapolis
Ray Croaston, Liaison to the Finance Committee, Mayflower, Minneapolis
Rev. Michael Small, Liaison to the Committee on Ministry, Union UCC, Hackensack
Melanie Davis, Liaison to the Development Committee
Mike Rice, Liaison to the Personnel Committee, Plymouth Congregational, Minneapolis
Rev. Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister (ex officio)