Team of Missioners
Meet the members of the ECMN Team of Missioners below – or view the “Who’s Who Among Your Team of Missioners?” document, which provides a more detailed bio of each Missioner.
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Missioner for Community Engagement
Rachel supports faith communities in using their gifts for God’s mission in the community. She coordinates faith communities in building partnerships and innovative connections with the wider community. Rachel is the primary contact for completing a community assessment. She organizes and promotes the current Mission Opportunity.
Missioner for Young Adult & College Ministry
Steve resources the "high school to post-high school transition." He helps youth, young adults, and faith communities connect in exciting new ways for mission and ministry. Steve can help you find/co-create a young adult/campus ministry community, engage young adults in your faith community or neighborhood, and re-imagine the ways we celebrate our youth who have transitioned on from high school.
Amanda Ziebell Mawanda
Missioner for Networks
Amanda works with faith communities to identify and clarify their unique identities, gifts, and passions, and to help them envision what that means for their future engagement in God’s mission. Additionally, she provides leadership coaching to seven Mission Area Teams and supports the governing council of ECMN. Amanda specializes in organizational and systemic culture change efforts and can help with retreats, strategizing, leadership development, understanding the Missional Church, and anything related to networking with other faith communities and Mission Areas.
The Rev. Susan Daughtry
Missioner for Formation
Susan works closely with all in formation for leadership – both lay and ordained. Partnering with the Commission for Formation, Formation Chaplains and Commission for Ministry, she coordinates the design and delivery of courses, trainings, cohort gatherings, workshops and practicums for the School for Formation. She is also a resource and companion for all in formation for Holy Orders. Susan can help connect you with opportunities to deepen your faith, develop your God-given gifts and skills, and grow as a leader.
Canon Karen Olson
Missioner for Ministry
Karen resources faith communities and individuals as they engage in the myriad aspects of discernment and transition. She can help with gifts discernment, exploration of which ministry model is best for the faith community, and facilitation of mutual ministry reviews. If you are wondering how to best explore naming and claiming the Ministry of All the Baptized, whether that be in transition between rectors or exploring team-based ministry, she will be delighted to serve as your resource.
Missioner for Children, Youth, and Camp
Sarah serves as a resource for mission and ministry with children, youth, and camp. She also serves as resource to faith communities for the development of children’s and youth ministry. She coordinates and convenes ECMN Children’s and Youth Ministry Commissions and provides support and networking opportunities for adults who work with youth.
The Rev. Canon Robert Two Bulls
Missioner for the Department of Indian Work and Multicultural Ministries
As the Missioner for the Department of Indian Work (DIW) and Multicultural Ministries, Robert acts as a resource and bridge between ECMN and its eleven DIW Faith Communities. In addition, he serves as a hub for the Multicultural Ministry Network.
Missioner for the Bishop
Sara provides primary executive administrative support to the Bishop and secondary support to other Missioners. Contact Sara to schedule an appointment with Bishop Prior, or with questions about Confirmations or Renewal of Vows.
Missioner for Communications
Kelsey handles communications for ECMN, focusing primarily on storytelling, web content management, and social media. Kelsey can help you promote your upcoming events, or share stories of what's going on in your community.
Missioner for Finance
Jennifer oversees all financial transactions within ECMN and helps to answer questions that faith communities might have about finances. Jennifer can answer your questions about Mission Ministry Support (MMS), Pooled Investment Fund (PIF) participation, and annual audit and financial review procedures. She can also offer support in general accounting and parochial reporting.
Missioner for Administration
Lizanne helps provide administrative oversight and support for ECMN. She can help answer questions about Human Resources, benefits, and background checks, as well as the Parochial Report process and Safe Church. She also coordinates most ECMN-related meetings and events such as the Meetings of Elected Bodies, Ordinations, Clergy Conference, and Convention. Lizanne can also help you book and plan a meeting or retreat at our ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault.
The Rev. Canon Michael Pipkin
Missioner for Missional Management
Michael serves as a management resource to the Bishop, other Missioners, Elected Bodies and numerous faith communities and affiliated organizations.