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OUR STAFF

BECKY JO MESSENBRINK

Pastor

Becky Jo has served in ministry for 26 years. She has a deep passion for taking scripture and making it relevant in people's lives through preaching and teaching, personal and pastoral conversations. The call of the church is to nurture and grow one another, while turning its focus outward by serving those in need.

MEGAN PETERSON

Director of Music

Megan Peterson is the Director of Music which includes leading the varied music ensembles and helping to choose the worship songs that enhance, enrich, and bring depth to worship. She has been serving churches for over 10 years and has been at EPUMC since 2019.  With her husband, Andy, and three children, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and working on many home renovation projects.

RACHEL CASPER

Director of Children's Minsitry

Rachel and her husband, Randy, joined the congregation in 2012 and are raising their three children at Eden Prairie United Methodist Church. She joined our staff in 2019. She finds joy in working with children and helping them grow in their faith. She creates a space where kids can be themselves and support spiritual well-being.  Rachel has worked with the Hopkins Special Education Advisory Committee to help parents and school staff work together to support families, advise decision makers and advocate for students.

 

BECKY COLEMAN

Office Manager

Becky joined the staff in summer 2015. She enjoys connecting people with resources, as well as providing the administrative support necessary for ministry. She is especially interested in how we share faith stories through various media, including social media. She is active in United Methodist Women through her home church and PAUMCS, professional administrators group.

KT THOMPSON

Organist/Accompanist

KT is an organist, pianist and accordion player. Her experience includes rehearsal and performance pianist for regional theaters and singing with the Minnesota Chorale.Her hobbies include acrylic and watercolor painting and being on Minnesota's rivers and lakes.

KAY COMERFORD

NURSERY

Kay came to Eden Prairie UMC with her mom as she was growing up. She loved her time here as a youth and is excited to work with the youngest children.

RICK LAMOTHE

Custodian

Rick has been cleaning up since 2004. Rick and his wife, Sybil, have been members since 1982 and have three sons and five grandkids. All three sons were confirmed and two were married here at EPUMC.

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INCLUSIVITY

Reconciling Congregation

As a Reconciling congregation, Eden Prairie United Methodist Church has accepted and responded to Jesus’ challenge to love our neighbors. We will:

 

+ Be a congregation that welcomes people of all sexual orientations.

 

+ Seek awareness of discrimination and unfairness in the world.

 

+ Educate ourselves and share in prayerful dialogue about social issues and solutions.

 

+ Offer opportunities to move beyond awareness and education into action.

 

+ Pray and work for peace and justice

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