The Minnesota Conference administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Karen Lewis to the position of ministerial director, which she will fulfill in addition to her current pastoral role with the Pathways Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maple Grove.Karen Lewis

The ministerial director is responsible for pastoring, supporting, supervising, training and coaching pastors, Bible workers and church planters, along with managing local church conflicts and supporting churches when they are between pastors. When asked about the position, Pastor Karen stated, “I’m very excited about this new phase in my ministry and consider it a real privilege. My heart is being able to connect with people and encourage them in their walk with Christ. So, mentoring and coaching has always been a high priority for me and I’m eager to be able to incorporate that into this new position.”

Pastor Karen has served in various ministerial positions since 1999, including Bible work, training, evangelism and local church pastoring. In addition, Pastor Karen wrote the popular Lifting Up Jesus Bible study lessons, which are used throughout the North American Division and beyond.

Pastor Karen will be graduating this May with a Masters of Pastoral Ministry degree from Andrews University. Please join us in praying for and welcoming Pastor Karen as she begins her new role as ministerial director.