Ministry Teams

Learn about the Conference’s Ministry Teams and find contact information for their leaders.

Annual Meeting Planning Work Group

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Bartz, DanielleCHHSM, Program AssociateWoodburyMNdanielle.bartz@gmail.com
Felbeck, KrisFirst Congregational UCCMankatoMN
Martin, Paul JohnUnioin Congregational UCCSt. Louis ParkMNvoyager804@gmail.com
Thompson, PatFirst Congregational UCCMankatoMNPj2thompson@charter.net
Voelkel, RebeccaMinneapolisMNrmmvoelkel@aol.com
Warner, JillNew Journey UCCHutchinsonMN

Antiracism Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Ballinger, ObadiahEdina MorningsideEdinaMNpastor@stpaulparkucc.org
Foster, MoussaMN
Graff, KimCommunity UCCSt. Paul ParkMNgraff.ka@gmail.com
Kwang, GaryMN
Moore-Foster, W. J. MoussaUnited Church of ChristNew BrightonMNkhalidmoussa@gmail.com
Pavich, SteveMN

Board of Directors

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Ballinger, ObadiahEdina MorningsideEdinaMNpastor@stpaulparkucc.org
Bartz, JanetCongregational Church UCCRochesterMNjbartz848@gmail.com
Biggs, ConeeFalcon Heights UCCFalcon HeightsMNconee.biggs@medtronic.com
Croaston, RayMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNazrc79@q.com
Engelhardt, MaureenMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNreenie61@gmail.com
Fancher, DonUCCNew BrightonMNdonaldafancher@msn.com
Lippert, Todd SmithFirst UCCNorthfieldMNpastortodd@firstucc.org
Mann, DanaFirst Congregational UCCMankatoMNdanajoydanajoy@gmail.com
McBride, JaneFirst Congregational Church of MN UCCMinneapolisMNjmcbride@firstchurchmn.org
Meyer, KentZion UCCLe SueurMNrevkmeyer@gmail.com
Moteelall, ShamSt. John's UCCNorwood Young AmericaMN
Northwood, PaulaPlymouth Congregational ChurchMinneapolisMNpaulan@plymouth.org
Rice, MikePlymouth CongregationalMinneapolisMNmsricemg@gmail.com
Small, MichaelUnion Congregational UCCHackensackMNmichael_ucc@tds.net

Committee on Ministry

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Anders, DiannMayflower UCCMinneapolisMN
Bakkemo, JocelynCentraCareMN
Barbour, JimThe Federated ChurchMorrisMN
Bennett, FrankCenter for Spirituality and Healing, U of MMNfbbennett@artesian.com
Brandt, RobertFalcon Heights UCCFalcon HeightsMNbrandt.robert@comcast.net
Burbo, KatherineMayo ClinicRochesterMNburbo.katherine@mayo.edu
Conkey, CoquiThe Associated ChurchOwatonnaMNpastorcoq@yahoo.com
Crews, JeffRobbinsdale UCCRobbinsdaleMN
Duncan, Catherine OwensFairview Home Care and HospiceMinneapolisMNcatherine@duncanfamily.com
Eischen, BarbaraUnion UCCSt. Louis ParkMNbeischen19@gmail.com
Faeth, BethFirst Congregational UCCPrincetonMNbafaeth@gmail.com
Gardner, DianeMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNdianegardner@comcast.net
Green, BarbEdina MorningsideEdinaMN
Hanke, BarryCongregational UCCRochesterMNhankedb@gmail.com
Haugen, BillFirst Congregational UCCStaplesMN
Herrington-Hall, GlenMNglenbarb@comcast.net
Jacobson, ReneeCongregational UCCRochesterMN
Johnson, SandyRetiredNorthfieldMNsandyjohnson46@gmail.com
Krehbiel-Breneman, LynneSt. Anthony Park UCCSt. PaulMNlynnekrehbiel@gmail.com
Kuester, ZoeMizpah UCCHopkinsMNzoekuester@gmail.com
Maiden, DanielGranite Falls UCCGranite FallsMN
Olsen, MargotUCCFalcon HeightsMN
Ostrom, JeanNew Journey UCCHutchinsonMN
Palmer, JeffBuffaloMNrevjbpalmer@gmail.com
Poehlmann, BillFirst UCCNorthfieldMNpoehlman@stolaf.edu
Reed, KwameUCCNew BrightonMN
Richardson, MargaretUnity HospitalFridleyMNmargorichardson403@gmail.com763-236-4636
Small, MichaelUnion Congregational UCCHackensackMNmichael_ucc@tds.net
Swallow Gillis, AnneFalcon Heights UCC, InterimSt. PaulMNrevasg@northlc.com
Welsch, KaySt. Paul's UCCSt. PaulMNkaywelsch@earthlink.net

CUE Seminaries Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Celley, RichardFirst CongregationalAitkinMNrcelley@gmail.com
Daniel, CherieSt. Paul's UCC/Peace UCCMinnesota LakeMNrevcherie@hotmail.com
McMahill, DavidUCC New BrightonNew BrightonMNdave.mcmahill@comcast.net
Tschudy, JohnRainy River ParishBaudette, Birchdale, WilliamsMNjohntschudy@mncable.net

Development Committee

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Anders, RudiMayflowerMinneapolisMN
Green, CharlesEdina MorningsideEdinaMN
Millikan, JaneCongregational UCCGlyndonMNjanemillikan60@gmail.com
Peterson, RobertaUCCNew BrightonMNroberta@endeo.com
Sauter, Mary KayPlymouth Congregational ChurchMinneapolisMNmksauter67@comcast.net
Shaffer, KimFirst Congregational UCCFairmontMNkim@krasha.com

Faith Formation for Children and Youth Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Brown, Kevin (ABC)Mayflower UCCMinneapolisMNkbrown@mayflowermpls.org
Holst, NathanPeace UCCDuluthMN
Kvam, JuliaGranite Falls UCCGranite FallsMNjuliakvam@hotmail.com
Nelson, SheriFirst Congregational UCCWadenaMNuccpete@hotmail.com
Nyberg, JodieWayzata Community ChurchWayzataMNjnyberg@wayzatacommunitychurch.org
Williams, JaneEdina Morningside UCCEdinaMNjwilliams44@comcast.net

Finance Committee

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Croaston, RayMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNazrc79@q.com
Fancher, DonUCCNew BrightonMNdonaldafancher@msn.com
Gehrman, ChadCommunityWayzataMN
Gusa, SteveCongregational ChurchRochesterMN
Hawks, AnitaWayzata Community ChurchWayzataMNalhawks56@gmail.com
Nuebel, ShawnFirst UCCNorthfieldMN
Porter, ThomasCongregational Church of ExcelsiorMoundMN
Sicoli, BobSt. Paul's UCCSt. PaulMN

General Synod Alternate

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Ator, RobUnited Church of ChristGranite FallsMNjanieator@msn.com
Bell, HowardCommunity UCCSt. Paul ParkMNhowardkbell@comcast.net
Daniels, JeanUnion UCCSt. Louis ParkMN
Ford, KarenFirst Congregational UCCBrainerdMN
Fritz, MichaelBethlehem UCCMaple LakeMNmfritz@ants.edu
Gold, DésiréeFirst Congregational UCCMoorheadMNpastordgold@live.com
Hamly, SueFaith UCCInternational FallsMNrevsue91@gmail.com
Henderson, AbigailFirst UCCNorthfieldMNabby@firstucc.org
Kuester, ZoeMizpah UCCHopkinsMNzoekuester@gmail.com
McCain, AndrewSt. Paul's UCCSt. PaulMN
Mensen, SarahHazel Park UCCSt. PaulMN
Norenberg, ZacLiving Table UCCMinneapolisMNzacnorenberg@gmail.com
Olson, BryanCottage Grove UCCCottage GroveMNpastor@cgucc.org
Reed, KwameUCCNew BrightonMN
Talberg, BenRobbinsdale UCCRobbinsdaleMNben.talberg@gmail.com
Tobak, BetsyFirst CongregationalWinonaMN
Toth, JoeEdina Morningside UCCEdinaMNboth@toths.com
Tschudy, JohnRainy River ParishBaudette, Birchdale, WilliamsMNjohntschudy@mncable.net
Vath, HaileyFirst Congregational UCCZumbrotaMNhaileyvath764@gmail.com

General Synod Delegate

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Adams-Morris, AvaZoar UCCWaldorfMNkreolelady@aol.com
Barbour, JimThe Federated ChurchMorrisMN
Donaldson, BethUnited Church of ChristNew BrightonMNuccnbminister@usfamily.net
Dyar, ZacharyFirst ChurchMinneapolisMN
Gibson Christensen, KathyAssociated ChurchOwatonnaMNgibchris@msn.com
Haefner, BridgetSt. Paul's UCCDelanoMNbhaefner@visi.com
Hilton, AllenWayzata Community ChurchWayzataMNahilton@wayzatacommunitychurch.org
Kanake, JacobOak Meadows Sr. LivingSt. PaulMNjacobkanake8@hotmail.com
Kruse, BeckyLynnhurst UCCMinneapolisMNkruse@pclink.com
Kuether, MarkCongregational Church of Detroit LakesDetroit LakesMNdlcongo@msn.com
McKnight, SapphirePeace UCC RochesterMNssm.fashionista88@gmail.com
Palmer, JeffBuffaloMNrevjbpalmer@gmail.com
Richardson, LawrenceShift UCCSt. PaulMNlawrencetrichardsonmn@yahoo.com
Scott, MarkSt. Anthony Park UCCSt. PaulMNmark.r.scott@outlook.com
Vantries, KatiaMizpah UCCHopkinsMN
Wagner, PeterUnion Congregational UCCSt. Louis ParkMNpk.wagner.pk!gmail.com
White, JanetGarce Community, Clark MemorialSt. PaulMN
Young, MarkCongregational Church UCCRochesterMNm-lyoung@charter.net

Global Partnerships Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Adams-Morris, AvaZoar UCCWaldorfMNkreolelady@aol.com
Allen, JessicaPlymouth Congregational ChurchMinneapolisMNjessica.m.allen.47@gmail.com
Fernandez, JosephineMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNjofer622@yahoo.com
Haines, ThomMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNthom.haines@comcast.net
Herrington-Hall, GlenMNglenbarb@comcast.net
Leslie, JimPlymouth CongregationalMinneapolisMNleswar@iphouse.com

Immigration Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Edmonds, KarenPeace UCCRochesterMNkedmonds216@aol.com
George, SusieMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNsusiemg7@yahoo.com
Guttermann, JohnUnited Church of ChristNew BrightonMNintpasj@me.com
Haines, DianeMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNdiane.m.haines@comcast.net
Richardson, BruceFirst Congregational UCCAustinMNberichar@smig.net
Spike, DougSt. John's UCCFaribaultMNfluffyvw@yahoo.com
Syverson, NathanRobbinsdale UCCRobbinsdaleMNnathan@robbinsdaleucc.org
Thorsen, CraigSt. Peter's UCCStillwaterMNcraig.thorsen@gmail.com

Justice and Witness

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Anderson, GraceHospice of the Twin CitiesSt. PaulMNganderson216@gmail.com
Bringgold-Pro, JeannePeace UCC and St. Matthew's UCCEden Valley and Forest CityMNbringgoldjeanne@msn.com
Daniels, RayUnion UCCSt. Louis ParkMN
Erickson III, MartinMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNMAErickson3rd@gmail.com
Martin, BarbaraUnion Congregational UCCSt. Louis ParkMNpastorbarb13@gmail.com
Price, KathrynCherokee Park United ChurchSt. PaulMNkathrynprice_6@q.com
Wagenuis, DwightMayflower UCCMinneapolisMN

Nominating Work Group

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Bell, HowardCommunity UCCSt. Paul ParkMNhowardkbell@comcast.net
Frantz, CharlotteMNpilgrimcf@msn.com
Hamly, SueFaith UCCInternational FallsMNrevsue91@gmail.com
Kaser, MaryFirst Congregational UCCWinonaMNmary.kaser@gmail.com
Porter, ThomasCongregational Church of ExcelsiorMoundMN
Simons, HansFalcon Heights UCCFalcon HeightsMNnorth45_west93@hotmail.com
Tobak, HowardFirst Congregational UCCWinonaMNhbjtobak3@twc.com

Open and Affirming/LGBT Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Dennison, KathleenSt. Peter's UCCStillwaterMNkadennison@msn.com
Dreyling, AaronShift UCCSt. PaulMNaaron@shiftthechurch.org
Fiscus, JohnPeace UCCSt. CloudMNpastorfiscus@gmail.com
Graff, KimCommunity UCCSt. Paul ParkMNgraff.ka@gmail.com

Personnel Committee

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Arnold, AmandaFalcon Heights UCCFalcon HeightsMNamanda.arnold@medtronic.com
Cox, MollyRetiredSt. Louis ParkMNmollymcox@aol.com
Fancher, ArleneUnited Church of ChristNew BrightonMN
George, MaggieFirst Congregational Church of MN UCCMinneapolisMNmaggieshannongeorge@gmail.com
Griggs, BobChapel Hills UCCEdinaMNmngriggs@gmail.com
Hackerson, MandyLinden Hills UCCMinneapolisMN
Olson, BryanCottage Grove UCCCottage GroveMNpastor@cgucc.org
Rice, MikePlymouth CongregationalMinneapolisMNmsricemg@gmail.com
Tobak, BetsyFirst CongregationalWinonaMN

Pilgrim Point Camp Committee

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Amundson, LeslieSt. Anthony Park UCCSaint PaulMNlesliea@umn.edu
Balcome, GaryGrace UCCMillvilleMN
Falk, JackiePilgrim Congregational UCCDuluthMNjhfalk@charter.net
Johnson-Maloney, NancyFirst UCCNorthfieldMNnjohnson_maloney@yahoo.com
Kasten, PhilipFirst UCCNorthfieldMNphil.kasten@daikinmcquay.com
Keehn, ScottFirst Congregational UCCAlexandriaMNrscottkeehn@gmail.com
LaFayette, KathyMayflower UCCMinneapolisMNlafayette@visi.com
Peterson, BobUnited Church of ChristNew BrightonMN
Tripp, JanetMayflower UCCMinneapolisMN
Vantries, KatiaMizpah UCCHopkinsMN
Wulling, TimSt. Anthony Park UCCSt. PaulMN

Professional Development of Authorized Ministers Subcommittee

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Meland, GregColonial ChurchEdinaMNg-meland@bethel.edu
Steckel, ClydeRetiredMinneapolisMNsteckelcj@msn.com

Vitality Team

NameChurchCityStateEmailPhone
Buckley, BonnieLinden Hills UCCMinneapolisMNbbuckleybook@hotmail.com
Henden, AllanLyndale UCCMinneapolisMNajaj5520@msn.com
Keefe, RachaelLiving TableMinneapolisMNrachael@livingtable.org
Moughty, LeslieFirst CongregationalBrainerdMNrevleslie@uccbrainerd.org
Whitaker, Ashley (ABC)United ChurchMapletonMNpastor@unitedchurchmapleton.org