The Rev. Donna Dempewolf joined Living Spirit United Methodist Church on July 1, 2010 as the new Pastor. Living Spirit UMC is committed to serving all of God’s children by breaking barriers of race, class, ethnicity, and fear. The congregation is a culturally and racially diverse, inclusive community. It was formed by the joining together of the former Asbury UMC and Oakland UMC churches in 2009.
“I’m looking forward to meeting neighbors and friends in South Minneapolis. Our diversity is a gift from God, something we must simply celebrate,” said Dempewolf. “My life has been enriched by the people I’ve met along the way, especially those whose backgrounds differ from my own.”