Our Mission


To Live in Faith, Justice, and Joy.


Provide a Place at the Table for All Seeking a Home.


Inclusive, Progressive, Generous, and Wesleyan.

Meet our staff


Rev. Eric Elkin

Interim Pastor since January 2018

Theological Perspective

Aspirations for Ministry and for Serving the Local Church’

Call to Ministry in the United Methodist Church

Fa […]


Kathy Gertsema

Business and Administration Coordinator.

She has degrees in accounting and business administration. Kathy’s duties include managing financial transactions for Richfield United Methodist Church and Caring for Children which includes payrol […]


Linda Schmidt

Programs and Communications Coordinator.

Linda’s duties include coordinating general office operations and support for Richfield United Methodist Church’s ministry programs and activities, and by serving as the central conduit of informat […]


Marcia Henningson

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Marcia’s skills include recruiting, equipping and supporting lay members of Richfield United Methodist church.

Marcia’s background is in the first third of life ministry (children, youth, and […]


Kay Bergeland

Parish Nurse.

Kay strives to integrate faith and health and serves as a spiritual companion in both health and illness. She utilizes her professional nursing skills to focus on the intentional care of the spirit.  An advocate, counselor, […]


Nancy Dierauer

Music Director, Organist.

Nancy duties include facilitating a ministry grounded in grace by empowering, training and supporting the congregation to minister through music. She manages all aspects of the church’s musical program.  She is t […]


Catherine Mahler

Caring For Children Director

My name is Catherine Mahler and I have been in the field of early learning either as a volunteer, teacher or in leadership for over 20 years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education with the addition of a […]


Victor Zupanc

Living Waters Music Director.

Victor’s duties include facilitating a ministry grounded in grace by empowering, training and supporting the congregation to minister through music. He is the Primary keyboardist and director leading music fo […]


Paige Armstrong

Paige Armstrong is an accomplished teacher, singer and nationally awarded conductor.  In the last two years, she was awarded first place in the graduate division of the NATS-MN competition and the divisional MTNA Young […]


Garrett Johnson

Youth Leader

Garrett Johnson is our new Youth Leader. He is a lifelong United Methodist, who has worked in multiple UMCs before landing here. Garrett is excited to equip our youth with new and traditional ways to live out their faith in t […]