Meet our New Pastor!
Grace and Peace to you all!
I am Rev. Mary Ann Bernard, an Elder in the Dakota's Conference currently working in the Finger Lakes region of New York as Director of Pastoral Care at a multi-level senior housing complex with about350 residents and 350 staff. Before March 2, I had a staff of 3 working with me. The Board of Bethany Villageengaged in restructuring that left us suddenly with a very limited number of pastoral care hours. Since that shocking day, I simply opened my heart to God and asked for guidance. I reached out in many directions, but the important one was reaching toward home through Rev. Randy Cross. Since then, I've met with the Appointive Cabinet who considered my gifts and graces for ministry and matched me with your church. I'm thrilled!
I'm excited to meet you and join you in ministryin Wahpeton. I would describe myself as one who values honesty, creativity, gratitude, learning, and the resurrecting power of God. I work hard. I come with strength, joy, and an open heart, and pray to become the leader you need to fulfill the mission of your congregation. I look forward to potlucks, personal sharing, and working and worship together. I promise to offer you the best I have, and to call forth the best from you. Blessings for this time of transition as we move through the changes that lead every one of us forward into God's future.
Pastor Mary Ann