Ministry Team

Rev. Paula Northwood (Interim Pastor ) 

 

In the last thirty years, Paula has served Faith Mennonite, Judson Memorial Baptist and most recently, Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis in a variety of roles:  Co-pastor, Minister of Children, Youth and Families, Minister for Spiritual Formation and Senior Minister.   The last three years (out of seventeen) at Plymouth Congregational, she served in an interim capacity. 


Paula lives in St. Paul with her wife, Andrea. Andrea is a practicing clinical psychologist. They  have two dachshunds named Rumi and River. They have one daughter who lives close to Duluth with her husband and two daughters. I love hiking, kayaking and biking and I also like to retreat to a small cabin on the North Shore as much as I can.

I am here to be a “non-anxious” presence and guide as LHUCC discerns what is next. I helped Plymouth Church navigate a rather tumultuous time after a leader left unexpectantly and there were concerns about some building issues. I also have experience closing a beloved camp in Ely, MN that I co-founded. All this to say, I do have experience in making tough decisions that ultimately led to new life. I look forward to exercising theses skills with LHUCC.


Liz Greenlee (Office Coordinator)

 

Liz is responsible for keeping the church office humming, keeping Linden Hills UCC’s presence visible in the community through the website and social media, and producing the weekly order of service, print and email editions of the weekly newsletter, The Linden Tree. She also assists with accounting and financial reporting.

 


Edith Bohardt  (Minister to Children, Youth and Family)

 

Edith has a BA in Religion from Augsburg College (now Augsburg University) and is currently studying at United Theological Seminary of The Twin Cities, working towards a Master of Divinity in Church Leadership.  Edith also has a passion and talent for music and plans to incorporate that in her ministry to families. Edith loves animals, reading mystery novels and earning her title as a Fun Aunt at family gatherings.  She has been married to her husband Fred for 30 years.  They live in her childhood home in southwest Minneapolis.  Edith is excited to serve the community of Linden Hills UCC in her new role and will soon be reaching out to families to get acquainted and discuss programming goals.