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Jen Nagel

Pastor Jen joined the community at University Lutheran Church of Hope in August 2015 as our Lead Pastor. Jen is excited about how the Holy Spirit is calling this congregation into renewed ministry deeply rooted in this neighborhood and location in Dinkytown on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus. Prior to Hope, Pastor […]

Barbara Johnson

Pastor Barbara began her ministry as Pastor for Care and Nurture at ULCH in May 2017. She is very pleased to use her gifts to bring together the sacramental elements of worship and fellowship to those who are homebound or need support in staying connected to their faith community. She is passionate about engaging people of […]

Zach Busch

Zach joined the staff of ULCH in September 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Luther College and a master’s degree in sacred music from Luther Seminary. Aside from his musical work for the church, Zach maintains an active schedule as a collaborative pianist and as a tenor in the National Lutheran Choir. […]

Nicholas Tangen

Nicholas Tangen lives in NE Minneapolis with his wife Kristin. He studied English at the U of M, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Leadership with a focus on Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary. Nick is also a Benedictine Oblate at St. John’s Abbey and is passionate about contemplative and monastic spirituality, and […]

Gayle Bidne

Gayle brings a unique perspective to her work at University Lutheran Church of Hope: she was a member here as a child. She finds there is a sense of “coming home again” when walking through the building. Her prior experience includes 32 years at the Board of Pensions of the ELCA as an Information Technology manager. Immediately […]