Pastor Kate Reuer Welton

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Kate grew up in South Dakota and settled back in Minneapolis after many adventures, including completing a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School. Kate was called to serve as Campus Pastor at the University of Minnesota in 2010, and remains excited about the student energy and vision that has made this ministry what it is today!

Kate worked as a community organizer with Lutheran Social Service, assisted at a refugee camp in Kenya, and was a history teacher at Native Arts High School here in Minneapolis. Her favorite travel adventures include studying Spanish in Oaxaca and hiking the Annapurna Trail in Nepal with her little brother. Kate is married to Jim, mother to Benjamin and Eleanor, and loves cooking with vegetables from the farmers market, hiking and backpacking in the great outdoors, and the occasional Netflix binge. Her approach to the Christian life? “Awe, wonder, and curiosity.” She holds her office hours at the Starbucks on Washington Ave.

Feel free to send her an email! pastorkate@umnlutheran.org

Dana Rademacher Hansen – Programs + Outreach

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Dana was born and raised in Minnesota, though spent the last few years in Lincoln, NE and Philadelphia, PA. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (Ski-U-Mah!) and is most excited to get to know all of you and your stories, and to help share and spread God’s expansive love on campus in new, creative ways.

Dana is married to John, dog and cat mom to Theo and Rosie, and loves board games, a good cup of coffee or tea, TikTok, and practicing yoga. She is passionate about Queer Theology and Queer readings of scripture, abolition, and dreaming up ways to use Dungeons & Dragons in the church! She is currently enrolled at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, pursuing a Master of Divinity on her way to being a deacon in the ELCA. With LCM, Dana coordinates the work we do to welcome and gather students, including our outreach, digital communications, service and justice, and community-building work.

Reach her by email at dana@umnlutheran.org.

Michelle Greene – Administrative and Development Assistant

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Michelle has served as the administrative assistant for LCM-TC since 2014. She worked professionally in the arts, but somehow found her way to the non-profit sector in development. Now, she is blessed to be a part of the gig economy because she refuses to settle on just one of her many interests. Her life centers around her non-traditional family where she is happily unmarried to Frank and spends most of her time with his two adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. She cares for her parents and geriatric dog, gardens, pumps iron, consults with a variety of other non-profits and is a massage therapist in private practice. She reads like a fiend and follows the news a little too closely.

info@umnlutheran.org

Ben Cox – Intern for Outreach (St. Paul Campus)

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Ben has lived in several states and countries and is very excited to return to Minnesota where he attended high school. He studied French, business, and religion at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA and is attending Luther Seminary to become a deacon.

For the last year, he has been in DC participating in the Sojourners Fellowship as the Events and Administrative Assistant. The issues that Ben spends the most time thinking about include wealth inequality, LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the church, immigration, and environmental racism/climate justice. He loves hiking, the Boundary Waters, and Mario Kart. If given the opportunity, he would enjoy spending hours every day discussing theological questions.

Feel free to send him an e-mail at bcox001@luthersem.edu.