Rachel Morey

Pastor Rachel grew up on a farm in rural Kansas, went to seminary in Washington, DC, and has served or started churches in country, town, suburban and city mission fields. She earned her M.Div at Wesley Theological Seminary and was an inaugural Collegeville Institute Fellow. She is our senior pastor, responsible for worship, pastoral care, administration and outreach. She is also left-handed.

Jerad Morey

Pastor Jerad is our bivocational associate pastor who also works in nonprofit management at the Minnesota Council of Churches. He has lived in high desert, mountain forest, and vast cityscapes. He attended graduate school in a religion and peace program at Wesley Theological Seminary and American University. He is our part-time associate pastor, responsible for discipleship systems, welcoming systems and outreach. He is also very tall.


I am a life long Northfield person, growing up on a farm south of Northfield and graduating from Northfield High School.  I spent several years in banking and also have a very extensive non-profit background.  I have been an active volunteer with the Defeat of Jesse James Days serving in various positions for 33 years.  

Kathy Szydlo

Kathy grew up in Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in Music Education, met her husband Bill, and picked up her first handbell.  Since 1985 they’ve lived in Northfield and raised 3 sons.  She’s retired from teaching music lessons and a picture framing business, but continues to play clarinet in the CVRO and a woodwind quintet.  

A registered nurse, Ruth works closely with our pastors and Care Team to provide loving and compassionate care in support of our congregation's health and well-being.  

Arturo Rosas Avila - Custodian

Arturo is born and raised in the sunny state of Veracruz, Mexico.  Arturo comes from a family of 12 brothers and sisters.

Greg Ennis

Greg Ennis grew up in Northfield and graduated in the class of 1999.  He went to Hamilton College in upstate New York. While he was there, he studied abroad in Ghana for one semester.  After college he participated in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Seattle, WA and worked in a homeless shelter.  A few years later he started seminary In Berkeley California at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

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Maria works with our Super Wednesday Team to provide nourishing meals for the whole church family on Wednesday evenings during the school year. 

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Margie has been church custodian for many, many years.  She is also a gifted card maker and periodically holds classes.