Staffing Update

May 4, 2020

Dear LHUMC community,


On behalf of the SPRC, we have two important staffing updates to share with you.


LHUMC Volunteer Coordinator Lorrie Sandelin will take a two-month leave of absence from that part-time position as she focuses full-time on her important work as Executive Director of the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. As you already know, not only have demands on the food shelf increased in recent months, but the COVID-19 emergency has also placed great strain on its infrastructure as new ways of providing services have been developed and implemented. Lorrie has been working tirelessly to ensure that those who need food have it and we are so grateful for all she is doing. Lorrie’s leave will be from May 24-July 24, 2020.


If you would like to volunteer to work at Joyce Uptown Food Shelf during this critical time you can sign up here. Volunteer at Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

If you would like to donate to JUFS you can do so here.  Donate to Joyce Uptown Food Shelf



We are saddened to report that Band Director Emily Thomas will be leaving LHUMC this month. Her last day will be Sunday, May 31. Emily joined us in September 2017 and has been gracing us with her incredible talent and musicianship ever since. Not only is Emily a great pianist, but a gifted composer who has shared some of her own music during worship. She’s continued to welcome and support new voices and talents into the worship, led the By Faith youth band, and, in the past year, provided spiritual and creative leadership for the Wednesday night Worship Lab. Her gifts and presence will be missed. Please help us express our gratitude by sending a Thank You note to her in care of LHUMC, 4901 Chowen Ave S, Mpls, MN 55410, or click here to send Emily and email. She’ll be leading worship on May 17 and 31 – so be sure to join us for that on Livestream!


In the coming weeks, we’ll be discerning next steps for new Shout Band leadership. Please keep the band and the SPRC in your prayers as we embark upon this process. As always, we’ll keep you informed.


We are blessed with an incredible staff here at LHUMC. Their gifts, dedication, and flexibility during this strange time of lock-down and social distancing have been nothing short of miraculous. Please keep them in your prayers.


With gratitude,


Rachel Bridges

Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee


Karen Bruins