Clergy and Celebrants

Do you need a clergy or celebrant?

During a time of loss, we understand that your family might not have someone to lead the services for your loved one. We have many professionals we work with who have backgrounds in numerous denominations and certifications. Contact us if you would like to be put in touch with any of the following clergy.

Reverend Tim Nelson

Reverend Tim is a Retired Board Certified Chaplain, an ordained Lutheran Minister, and a trained spiritual director. He spent 13 years leading congregations in North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as serving 8 years as a hospice chaplain in the Twin Cities. He supports people from a variety of faith traditions by providing meaningful memorial services. He holds his own tradition lightly in order to accompany others within the context of their spiritual needs. 

 

Deacon Mick Humbert

Deacon Humbert is a retired Chaplain who served the Hastings community through his work at Regina Care Center and the Oakdale community through his involvement at Guardian Angels Catholic ChurchHe will assist families, regardless of spiritual tradition, to develop a service that celebrates the life of a loved one. A service of remembrance, reverence, and ritual will be developed to honor the loved one and respect the wishes of family and friends. 

 

Pastor Steve Molin

Pastor Steve Molin has been in ministry for nearly fifty years. First, as an area director in the international youth organization, Young Life, for eight years. Then he served as a pastor in the ELCA (Lutheran) for 38 years, in Oregon, South Dakota and Minnesota. Molin graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul, and holds masters degrees in Youth Ministry and M.Div. at Luther Seminary. Throughout his ministry, Pastor Steve has honed his preaching style, employing story, humor, and a strong emphasis on the astonishing grace of Jesus Christ. He is the author of several books relating to devotional literature, sports devotionals, and humor. Steve lives with his wife Marsha, in Woodbury Minnesota.

 

Pastor Bob Headley

Pastor Bob has his credentials through the Assemblies of God and has Lutheran roots. He has more than 26 years of ministry experience and can do a very nice ecumenical service. He has a gentle demeanor and helps families to create a service which leaves attendees with a sense of fulfillment and peace. In addition to leading funeral services, Pastor Bob is a former worship leader and can incorporate guitar and song into a celebration of life service.

 

Father Tom Fitzgerald

Fr. Fitzgerald is a retired priest who led St. Michael's Catholic Parish of Stillwater and St. Genevieve Catholic Parish of Centerville and Hugo. He continues to preach at many Catholic Churches in the area and wants to help families looking for the Catholic tradition for their loved one's funeral services. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing. He is the perfect choice for families wishing to have a little humor brought into their funeral service.

 

Father Steve Prokop

Fr. Steve was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church almost 40 years ago, but left to get married. He has since been with the Old Catholic Church
 offering his services to primarily alienated or "fallen away" Catholics. He offers funeral services of all traditions including incorporating Catholic Mass traditions into a service at the funeral home. His welcoming personality is appreciated by those families he has helped in the past and he wants to continue to help others.

 

Gordon Gathright

Gordon is the spiritual care coordinator at Augustana Care Center
 in Hastings and a retired Methodist pastor. Outside of his work with the residents of Augustana, he spends his extra time guiding people through a time of loss as they plan funeral services. Gordon is a phenomenal singer and can bring his musical talents to the service as well. He embraces families as they plan a memorable service to honor their loved one.

 

Dan Schuster

Dan is a certified celebrant who has been helping to plan funeral services for over a decade. His goal is to focus on the life of the person who passed and truly highlight the legacy they left behind. Dan can incorporate as much or as little religion into a service that you want. He is an avid member of the community, a retired 3M employee, and prior to moving to Woodbury, a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church
 right down the street.

 

Pastor Shelley Lyksett
Pastor Lyksett is a retired Methodist pastor, a longtime certified Chaplain, and the current spiritual care and bereavement coordinator at Hospice of the Midwest. She works each day to help people through hospice care and the end of life journey which comes with that. She continues to help the people left behind by creating a service to honor the lives of those who have passed away. Pastor Lyksett is a compassionate woman who brings a calm to the families she helps.

 

Pastor Elizabeth Wilder
Pastor Elizabeth is an integral part of the Maplewood community. She has bridged our local neighborhoods to the Lutheran Church through community events and engagement. Her work with Gethsemane Lutheran Church
 keeps her busy but when she is able, she uses her time to help serve those who do not have a church or pastor to lead them through a funeral service. She brings a sense of hope to the families she helps.

 

If you are a clergy person or celebrant who would like to work with our families as they plan services for their loved ones, please email us at office@maplewoodmnfuneral.com for more information. 

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