Roseville Campus (Roseville, MN)

Roseville Campus

1524 W County Rd C2
Roseville, MN 55113 (map
 

Traditional Worship

Sundays @ 9:30a 
Nursery & FaithWalk available
(FaithWalk = Sunday School)
 

Kids2 Worship

(kid-friendly, and for all!)
2nd Sundays @ 9:30a 

St. Anthony Park Campus (St. Paul, MN)

St. Anthony Park Campus 

2200 Hillside Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108(map
 

Contemporary Worship

Sundays @ 10:00-11:00a
Nursery & FaithWalk available
(FaithWalk = Sunday School)

Contact Us

 

Give us a call:

 651-633-7644
 

Send us an email:

cumc [AT] centennialumc [DOT] org
 

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Roseville Campus
St. Anthony Park Campus

 

Introducing Rev. Jennifer Anderson

Centennial United Methodist Church - Roseville, Minnesota


Family 

Blair and I will celebrate our 12th anniversary this May and we have two wonderful kids. Marie, is 5 and can’t wait to start Kindergarten this fall. Paul just turned 2 and loves to do everything his big sister does. We also have a 6 year old yellow lab, Dakota, that we call Kota for short. As a family we enjoy visits to the zoo, the MN Children’s Museum, exploring all the nearby parks and playgrounds and generally spending as much time outside as we can, especially while it’s warm.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Religion/Philosophy) from University of Jamestown

  • Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School

 

Appointment History

  • Lead Pastor at Grace UMC Burnsville, 2017-current

  • Pastor at Union Grove UMC (1/4-time), 2016-2017

  • Pastor at Calvary UMC (3/4-time), 2012-2017

  • Student-supply Pastor at New Rockford UMC and Kvernes ELCA (1/4-time), 2007-2008

 

Continuing Education and Training

·Lewis Fellowship, October 2018 to April 2019

·Reach! Conference, October 2018

·The Craft of Preaching, October 2017

·North Carolina Preaching Festival, April 2015 and 2016

·Duke Divinity Convocation and Pastor’s School, October 2012, 2014 and 2015

·School of Congregational Development, August 2014

·Young Clergy Women International Conference, July 2013

·Early Response Disaster Training, February 2013

·Homegrown: North Carolina Women’s Preaching Festival, October 2012

·Healing Toward Wholeness, March 2011

·Mental Illness As a Spiritual Journey, April 2011

·Godly Play Core Training, May 2010

 

Service and Community Involvement

·For the last two years I have volunteered as a Reading Buddy at Christina Huddleston Elementary School, reading with second grade students.

·I have served as a Board Member for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.

·I have volunteered with KidCycle, a consignment sale in Durham NC that became a fundraiser for the Diaper Bank of NC.

·I participated in the Community Exploration Group for L’Arche Durham.

·I have helped with Buddy Basketball and Soccer through the Durham Special Olympics.

·I was both a participant and mentor for Project BRIDDDGE (Building Relationships in Durham through Duke Divinity Graduate Education) while I was at Duke Divinity School.

 

Call to Ministry

I grew up in the church and became active in the Dakotas Conference camping and retreat ministries while I was in middle school. In high school I served on the Conference Council of Youth Ministries. The summer after my freshman year while attending Leadership Training Camp at Lake Poinsett, I felt called to some kind of ministry; however, my plan was to be an Elementary Education teacher and I figured I could simply volunteer and serve God and the church on the side. I went to the University of Jamestown as an Elementary Education major and continued to serve in leadership roles within the church and through the Dakotas camping ministries, and God continued to call me to full-time ministry. A few years into college, I switched my major to Religion/Philosophy and began the candidacy process toward ordination in The United Methodist Church. I was ordained in June of 2017 and I have been affirmed again and again in using my gifts and graces as a pastor to encourage, lead, and teach others along this journey of faith.

 

Passion for Ministry

I have a passion for walking alongside others in their journey of faith, whether that’s children, youth or adults, and helping people discover or rediscover the all-encompassing love of God for them and those around them.

 

Vision of the Church

The Church is the body of Christ in the world. It is where we find our true identity and are named and claimed as God’s own. The Church participates in and prepares us to find and create community that reflects the Kingdom of God. And at the same time, the church is made up of individuals who, even though we try to faithfully live out God’s love, make mistakes. So we continue to meet together in order to “provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together…but encouraging one another” as we strive to live in such a way that the Kingdom of God comes on earth as it is in heaven (Hebrews 10:24 NRSV).

 

Gifts for the Ministry

I have been gifted in ministry with a gentle and compassionate spirit, a passion to assist others, and a desire to help people see the life-giving good news of God at work in their lives and in the world around them. While engaging with conflict does not come naturally for me, neither do I shy away from it. Because of my gentle spirit, people generally do not see me as a threat. This is often the case even when asking difficult and challenging questions.

 

Theological Perspective

I lean more progressive in my theology hoping that if I err, I err on the side of grace. Growing up I was raised with a more conservative theological understanding, with a lot of black and white answers. Through college and seminary and especially while serving at Calvary UMC (the first Reconciling congregation in North or South Carolina back in 2002) my theological perspective shifted to a broader understanding of God’s love for all. 

 

Leadership Style

I lead through example and guidance, trying to ask the right questions to get individuals and groups to come up with the answer/direction/vision on their own.

 

Aspirations for Ministry and for Serving the Local Church

I hope to be a conduit for God’s Kingdom transformation in individuals’ lives. I hope that through my work and service, others might come to know their identity as beloved children of God who have value and worth, and be able to not only recognize but also step into their role and calling of joining with God in the work of transforming the world around us.

 

Spiritual Disciplines and Study

I journal here and there and am trying to get back into running after the long cold winter. I’m currently reading Rachel Held Evans’ new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again as well as reading and helping on the launch team for Courtney Ellis’ new book, Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents. I have a few devotionals I turn to as well that help keep me grounded in Scripture beyond what’s coming up in my preaching schedule. And as I wrap up my year as a Lewis Fellow, I’m finishing our two assigned books: Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. and Tom Berlin, and Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

 

Contact Information

Email: jenanderson250 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Phone: 605-660-0116

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