Our StaffAt Lyndale, our members are our ministers. Meet the people helping them.
Rev. Ashley Harness
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkel
Director of the Center of Sustainable Justice
Karn is grateful and honored to be able to support the mission and vision of the Lyndale UCC community. She lives with her two son’s in South Minneapolis. Between them, you’ll find art makers and crafters, competitive soccer players, yogis, runners and general fitness buffs, super outdoorsy, frequent visitors of Lake Superior, travelers, game nighters, and people who are generally curious and open to new experiences. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Minister for Immigration
Daniel Romero serves as Community Minister for Immigration with both Lyndale UCC and the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, focusing on ministry with undocumented communities. This Ministry includes immigrant jails and courts, immigrant family accompaniment, and leading social justice policy campaigns. Daniel previously served in ministry positions in Chicago and Minneapolis and he has served in leadership positions at all levels of the United Church of Christ. Daniel holds dual membership at Lyndale UCC and at First Christian Disciples of Christ, and in 2016 Daniel served as an Ecumenical Accompanier through UCC-DoC Global Ministries in the West Bank of Palestine. Prior to becoming a Pastor, Daniel was a social worker and community organizer, leading and organizing dozens of social justice issue campaigns in several states.
Director of Music
Allan has served as Lyndale’s volunteer Community Minister since January 2003. He believes that God calls us to love and welcome our neighbors, whoever they are and wherever they are on life’s journey. Lyndale’s community ministry is an active presence in our neighborhood, advocating for the needs of children and youth, helping to shelter and feed neighbors in need, reaching out with other people of faith in the community, and sharing common cause and dialogue with our Muslim neighbors and friends.
Rev. Don Portwood