Our Mission

Invite. Encounter. Respond.

Our mission is to invite others into relationships to encounter the love of Christ and respond by blessing others and transforming the world.  We live into this mission through our worship, small groups, service projects, and missions. 


Our Vision

To be a spiritual home where people encounter the love of Christ through life-giving relationships. As a community, we know we won't always be in agreement, but covenant to: love and forgive, encourage one another to grow in our faith and God-given talents, to create an environment of experimentation and exploration, and to always welcome the stranger and guest, helping others to find a home here, too.

Our Pastor

Rev. Rory Swenson

Interim Pastor

Pastor Rory was appointed to Park Church in July 2022 as interim pastor. He returns to Park after 10 years, having previously been appointed here from 1999-2012. He has most recently spent his time pastoring in Eagan and Burnsville, MN, retiring in 2021. 


Pastor Rory brings many gifts to our church, and we are so blessed to have his leadership and ministry here with us! 

Pastoral Appointment Announcement

It is the intention of Bishop Lanette Plambeck to appoint the Reverend Mark Marston as pastor of Park United Methodist Church, and acting on behalf of the congregation, the Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee has affirmed the Bishop's intention. Each church member's supportive prayers and acts of kindness during the transition period will be greatly appreciated by all of the involved persons.


Reverend Mark’s first Sunday at Park Church will be July 2. Be sure to attend and welcome him!


To read Reverend Mark’s introductory profile, please click the button below.

Our Leadership

We’re grateful for each member and volunteer who helps us live into our mission. Behind everything we do are teams of great leaders who help us plan, discern, and live out our mission. Our leaders include: 

Park Church Council

Kerry B., Council Chair

Our Church Council comprises elected leaders who oversee our properties, finances, staff, and the general mission of our church.

Family Ministries Team

Janie W., Coordinator

Our Family Ministry Team is a group of volunteers who plan events for families, outreach, and mission. This is a fun group of event planners and mission coordinators! Our primary focus is on Summer Family Fun Bashes, Parents' Night Out, and other events that support the families of our church and community. 

Contact Us

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