OUR STAFF. OUR MISSION

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM IS EAGER TO INSPIRE, SUPPORT, AND EQUIP YOU ON YOUR FAITH JOURNEY.

MELANIE HOMAN
PASTOR
 
 
BA, Wartburg College MDiv. with Justice and Peace Concentration,
Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado

Melanie has been the pastor at Lake Harriet UMC since September 2014. She has a passion for both social justice and offering pastoral care across generations.

REV. CHRIS CARR
PASTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
 
 

BA, Youth & Family Ministry, Augsburg College
MDiv, Luther Seminary

Chris has been in ministry with youth for 13 years around the state of Minnesota and joined Lake Harriet’s staff in January of 2013. His favorite thing about his work is participating in the relationship between young people and God.

 
 
 
CHELSEA BAHE
NURSERY CHILDCARE ASSOCIATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
SØREN BIJNAGTE
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/
FACILITIES MANAGER
 
 

Søren is a licensed Master Electrician and certified Boiler operator who has been in the industry for over 20 years. Søren has been trouble-shooting and maintaining manufacturing facilities, corporate offices and residential spaces for his entire career. In his free time, he can be seen biking, camping or adventuring with his family.

 
LAUREN BIRD
CHERUB CHOIR DIRECTOR
 
 
JANET BOMAR
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES
 
 

BA, Furman University
Greenville, SC

Janet has been an active volunteer with the Children and Family Ministry program since joining LHUMC in 2011. She has a passion for working with children and is excited to serve LHUMC in this role.

THOMAS JOHANSON
BELL CHOIRS DIRECTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
DR. JUNGJOO PARK
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
LORRIE SANDELIN
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR/
JOYCE UPTOWN
FOODSHELF DIRECTOR
 
 
 
 
EMILY THOMAS
BAND DIRECTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
JANE WEIERS
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/OFFICE MANAGER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANDREA WRIGHT
LAKE HARRIET UM PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR