Interim Pastor (Joyful) Welcome

Joy_SmithOur Church Council has approved the Reverend Joy Smith
as our Interim Pastor. Her first official day with us will be
Monday, June 20, and her first Sunday in the pulpit will be
June 26.

Pastor Joy comes to us from the Presbyterian
tradition and for the past eight years has been the pastor of
the (Presbyterian) Church of the Apostles in Burnsville.
Joy is a great preacher with a gift for pastoral care. She
has experience leading multiple churches through a variety
of difficult situations and transitions. Joy is dedicated to
proclaiming the social justice mission of the church and is excited to come to a community that seeks to right the wrongs done to the Earth, and to proclaim Christ’s message of justice for the poor and oppressed.

In her personal life, Joy is a runner and dog lover. Her husband, Chuck is a Dean at Minneapolis Community
Technical College. They have a daughter, Katie who will enter the PhD program for
Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, and a son, Hunter, who will
graduate from Evergreen College in Washington this June with a degree in Creative
Writing and Media. You will find a message from Pastor Joy in the June newsletter.

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