Team of Missioners

Meet the members of the ECMN Team of Missioners below.  Their work is to be a resource and network builder for faith communities and affiliates of ECMN.  They're YOUR missioners, so reach out!

For general inquiries, please call our main line at 612-871-5311 or email us at


Rachel Babbitt
Missioner for Community Engagement

Phone: 612-870-3321

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. 

Canon Karen Olson
Missioner for Ministry

Phone: 612-870-3312

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.

michael pipkin pictureThe Rev. Canon Michael Pipkin

Missioner for Missional Management

Phone: 612-870-3315
Michael serves as a management resource to the Bishop, other Missioners, Elected Bodies and numerous faith communities and affiliated organizations.


The Rev. Susan Daughtry
Missioner for Formation

Phone: 612-870-3319

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.

Sarah Barnett

Missioner for Children, Youth, and Camp

Phone: 612-870-3327

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

Phone: 612-870-3326

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.


photo of Jessica RicardoJessica Ricardo

Missioner for the Bishop

Phone: 612-870-3301

Jessica provides primary executive administrative support to the Bishop and secondary support to other Missioners. Contact Jessica to schedule an appointment with Bishop Prior, or with questions about Confirmations or Renewal of Vows.

Kelsey Schuster
Missioner for Communication

Phone: 612-870-3320

Kelsey handles communications for ECMN, focusing primarily on storytelling, web content management, and social media. Kelsey can help with technical support, resources for communications, how-to's and troubleshooting, website re-builds, communications strategy and general meeting and retreat facilitation. 

Jennifer Gamberg
Missioner for Finance

Phone: 612-870-3308

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.

Lizanne Geno
Missioner for Administration

Phone: 612-871-5311

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.