TPastor Sheri Nelson began her call to First Congregational UCC in New York Mills as an intern in 2015. Once the intership was complete, the congregation voted to call Sheri as their Designated Licensed Minister, as the former minister prepared to retire.
On February 10, 2019, Rev. Sheri was ordained into the United Church of Christ and installed as Pastor and Teacher of the New York Mills church.
Pastor Sheri received a bachelor's degree in International Relations: Comparative Governments in 2008 and her master's degree in Divinity in 2017.
She has served as a Sunday school teacher and youth director since 2008 and as a Lay Minister from 2014 to 2015.
Pastor Sheri is married to Derek Peterson, who works at Russ Davis Wholesale in Wadena. She also has two daughters, Jamie and Kristen, along with two small dogs and three large cats.
Because there is no office at the church, Pastor Sheri does most of her office duties at her home office.
She can be reached by office or cell:
218-640-3722 (cell) text or call
218-445-9340 (office) M,T,Th,F mornings