Welcome to Mitchell First United Methodist Church, we are so happy you found us!
I joined Mitchell First in July of 2012 and am having so much fun serving with such an active and dynamic congregation. We have programs and activities for children and youth and adult studies and classes to enliven our faith journeys.
We are a people deeply dedicated to God’s call to make disciples for the transformation of the world. Love and compassion always come first at Mitchell First and we joyfully welcome you into our midst.
We hope to see you very soon!
Blessings of Joy to you,
Rev Lou Whitmer is a North Dakota native who for many years was an active layperson, including being on the staff of Minot’s Vincent United Methodist Church as Coordinator of Music and Organist for over 25 years. During that time she also owned and operated a gift shop, and served as Executive Director of the Minot Symphony Orchestra.
Lou began her path to parish ministry in 2005, and received her License to Preach in 2007. She continues her seminary studies at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary through the UMC Course of Study program (COS). In 2007 Lou accepted her first appointment at the Kimball Protestant Parish, where she served until this present appointment.
She is currently chair of the Connectional Ministries Link for the Dakotas Conference.
Lou enjoys music, baking, walking, scrapbooking and has a passion for worship and missions.
I am in my 22nd year as Office Manager at First United Methodist Church. My job includes everything from record/calendar keeping, publishing the Sunday bulletin, and scheduling events to searching for food that has been donated to the church and cannot be located. I love people and feel that my ministry is to make everyone who calls or walks throught these doors feel welcome and loved by God and this church.
I am married to Larry, a middle school teacher. I have two married children, Brooke (Ryan) Anderson and sons Wil and Jack, and Tate (Jan) Larson and brand new baby girl, Liv. My family is my life along with reading, eating, walking, eating, friends, and eating. My happiest times are vacationing anywhere with my family!