Commissions

Park Avenue United Methodist Church provides ministry direction, oversight and program development through commissions and councils led by lay leaders.

Service Opportunities

Mission Commission

Meets monthly

The Missions Commission is focused on sending people from the body of Park Avenue UMC to reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ to cultures around the world. Currently, Park Avenue UMC is supporting—either financially or in prayer—more than 20 missionary families and/or individuals throughout the world. For more info contact: Tricia Bergh at ParkAvenue34@gmail.com

Bethany G. – Central Asia (sensitive area)

Bruce and Candice Beatham, Wycliff, Mexico, bruce-candice_beatham@sil.org

Nelson and Julia Dewey,  BEA Ministries, Brazil,  nelson.dewey@paca.com.br

Mike/Mary J (Serving in Sensitive Area)

Dirke/Lorna Johnson, Campus Crusade, USA, dirke.johnson@impactmovement.com

*Linda Leonard, InterFACE

Kirk/Dawn, One Challenge (Serving in Sensitive Area)

Ryan/Jane, Navigators (Serving in Sensitive Area)

*David and Kay Negley, WEC evadyelgen@gmail.com

*Bruce Olsson, Columbia, South America

Colleen Beebe Purisaca, Peace and Hope International, cbeebepeaceandhope@gmail.com

Greg and Kathy Saracoff, LAM, Mexico, kdsaracoff@gmail.com

Joe and Suzie Schlie, CREW, Minneapolis, joe.schlie@uscm.org

Jan/Dave, YWAM (Serving in Sensitive Area), SalaamFM@gmail.com

Bob and Corinne Talbott, Kenya, SIM, bob.talbott@sim.org – talbottsinafrica.wordpress.com

*Cheryl and Cesar Uribe, Miracle Ranch, Tecate Mexico

Rev. Victory Vilsaint, Haiti, vilsaintv@gmail.com

Matt Wickman and Annemarie Monkmeier, iDEAS (Serving in Sensitive Area)

Kyle/Becky, YWAM (Serving in Sensitive Area)

Children's Council

Meets monthly  

The Children’s Council provides ministry direction, and programing oversight for the spiritual formation of our children crawlers – 5th grade.

Youth Council

Meets monthly  

The Youth Council is made up of youth and adults who review, plan, and give advisory support into youth programming and activities for 6th-12th graders.

Congregational Care

Meets monthly  

This Congregational Care group meets to review the needs within our church community and implement ways we can address them effectively and with intentionality.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Meets monthly  

United Methodist Women (UMW) is part of the larger Minnesota Conference of the UMC. At Park Avenue UMC, UMW lay leaders coordinate and foster spiritual development for women through Bible studies and fellowship opportunities. We actively participate alongside other ministries to help with needs in our community (e.g., help with church work days, youth events, care ministries, etc.).

United Methodist Men (UMW)

Meets monthly  

United Methodist Men is part of the larger Minnesota Conference of the UMC. At Park Avenue UMC, UMM lay leaders coordinate and foster spiritual development for men through Bible studies and fellowship opportunities. We actively participate alongside other ministries to help with needs in our community (e.g., help with church work days, youth events, Bible distribution, etc.). 

Contact: Bert Hepp at Buckeye4426@gmail.com

Hospitality and Decoration Ministry

Meets seasonaly and as needed

During special occasions and throughout the liturgical year, this team prepares our sanctuary and enhances our worship experience.