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

Garth Schumacher, Interim Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children and Youth

Jenny Buskey, Pilgrim Point Camp Assistant Director

Sandy Peterson, Administrative Assistant to the Conference Minister

Marita Karlisch, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Conference Ministers

Gigi Nauer, Pilgrim Point Camp Site Manager and Program Director

Barb Nilles, Finance Director

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

Lese Wright, Financial Development Officer

2015-2016 Board of Directors

Rev. Cindy Mueller, Moderator, First Congregational UCC, Hutchinson
Janet Bartz, Vice-Moderator, Congregational Church UCC, Rochester
Joseph Thom, Treasurer, Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Paul
Maureen Engelhardt, Secretary, Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis

At-Large Members:
Rev. Oby Ballinger, Community UCC, Saint Paul Park
Rev. Frank Bennett, Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata
Conee Biggs, Falcon Heights UCC, Falcon Heights
Rev. Todd Smith Lippert, First UCC, Northfield
Chelle Lyons Hanson, First Congregational UCC, Moorhead
Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC, Minneapolis
Nancy Johnson-Maloney, Liaison to the Pilgrim Point Camp Committee, First UCC, Northfield
Ray Croaston, Liaison to the Finance Committee, Mayflower, Minneapolis
Rev. Michael Small, Liaison to the Committee on Ministry, Union UCC, Hackensack
JoAnn Goodrie, Liaison to the Development Committee, Peace UCC, St. Cloud
Mike Rice, Liaison to the Personnel Committee, Plymouth Congregational, Minneapolis
Rev. Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister (ex officio)