Director of Ministry
Pat Jones, Director of Ministry
Pat Jones serves as the Meeting’s Director of Ministry, an unusual staff position for a Friends Meeting. The Director of Ministry does not preach sermons or lead meetings for worship, but she listens for and attends to the Meeting’s needs for ministry and leadership. She serves a pastoral role with individuals, families, and the Meeting as a whole. Most of Pat’s work is “behind the scenes” and focuses on encouraging and supporting the leadership, ministry, and service roles of others in the Meeting, for their work in the Meeting, in the wider Society of Friends, and in the world. Pat often acts as a point of contact for inquirers, new attenders, and other Friends Meetings and organizations. She consults with members and attenders on all manner of topics, and assists them in making personal, spiritual, and other connections in the Meeting community.
The Meeting Office
Carolyn VandenDolder, Administrative Assistant
The Meetinghouse office is staffed part-time, with the Director of Ministry working 30 hours a week and the Administrative Assistant, Carolyn VandenDolder, working 10-12 hours a week. The office phone number is 612-926-6159. Please leave a message if no one answers; sometimes Carolyn or Pat are just on another call or in another part of the building.