New pastor appointed at Chatfield United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:42 AM
The District Superintendent of the River Valley District of the United
Methodist Church, Minnesota Annual Conference, has announced that it is the
intention of Bishop Sally Dyck to appoint the Rev. Debra Jene Collum as
pastor of the United Methodist Church in Chatfield. Acting on behalf of the
congregation, the Staff Parish Relations Committee has confirmed the
Collum is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, St. Paul and of
Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul. She also studied at United
Theological Seminary of the Twin cities and North Park Theological Seminary
in Chicago. Most recently, she served the Faith United Methodist Church in
Waseca. She has also been an Ecumenical Coordinator at Luther Seminary, St.
Paul and lead pastor at Riverview United Methodist Church, Brooklyn Park,
Collum was recently married to Steve Strickler and they have two
daughters, two sons, two granddaughters, and three grandsons.
She will assume her duties as pastor on June 26 with worship and
communion. A reception will be held in her honor on June 26 following the
worship service with a potluck meal at 10:45 a.m. in the Chatfield United
Methodist Church, 124 Winona Street SE, Chatfield.