Rev. Colleen Nelson has served in ministry contexts for the past 20 years, the last 15 as an Associate Pastor where she led in areas of discipleship, outreach, and worship while also providing pastoral care and regular teaching and preaching. She is a graduate of Bethel University (B.A.Social Work), received her Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in 2005, and was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2010. Having lived in the Minneapolis area for the past 24 years (originally from Chicago-GO BEARS!), she believes that the ministry of the local church believes God is already at work in our world and we are invited to participate as a spiritual family in what He is doing. She regularly leads and preaches from the intersection of spiritual formation and missional living.