Pastor - Carol Zaagsma

carol zaagsma imageCarol has been a pastor at The PORT since July 2014. What she loves about ministry is encouraging people as they grow deeper in their faith and love of Christ, working together with others and the Holy Spirit to accomplish greater things for God’s Kingdom than can be done alone, and being faithful to God’s call in her life. She received her BS in Music Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, and MDiv from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, MN. Carol enjoys playing trumpet, riding bicycles, baking, and traveling. 


Custodian - Paul Hermann

paulPaul has been the church custodian at PAUMC for a number of years. When Paul isn't keeping PAUMC in spotless condition, working at his full time job in cement construction, caring for lawns or plowing snow, he somehow finds time to fish or work on automobiles.

SonRise Singers Director - Judy Richardson-Mahre

judyJudy performs in and directs the SonRise vocal group. She also participates in the Sanctuary choir and helps out with the children's choir. By day, Judy is a mechanical engineer and owns her own independent consulting company. Judy and her husband Eric have three children, Megan, Blake and Emma.

Handbell Choir Director - Mary Nelson

maryMary Nelson is the able director of the PAUMC Bell Choir. Her patience and capable leadership have resulted in a group, which offers a variety of musical worship experiences.

Organist - Dale Miller

daleDale Miller has been organist/pianist at PAUMC for more than 30 years. He has been lead pianist for 3 or 4 local community theater productions a year for more than a decade, and often directs the orchestra for these productions.

Sanctuary Choir Director - Peggy Larson

peggyPeggy Larson has a BA in vocal music from Concordia College. She has had an extensive career in vocal music with a strong emphasis on choral music. Her special involvement with choral music included the founding of Taman, the popular women's choir, Peggy's Angels and the CREA Jazz Choir. She has often served as a jury member at choir competitions and is known throughout Holland for seminar work and guest teaching.

Peggy also teaches at McNally Smith College of Music.  Peggy has a BA in vocal music from Concordia College, and a Masters in Ethnomusicology from Bethel University.  She lived in Holland for 26 years, where she had an extensive career as a singer and voice teacher, leading several choirs and jazz ensembles and teaching in colleges in Rotterdam and Arnhem.  She still returns to Holland yearly to teach.

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8000 Portland Ave. So.
Bloomington, MN 55420
(952) 888-6070

Sunday Schedule:
8:45am Education For All Ages
9:30am Fellowship Time
10:00am Worship Service

Office Hours: T,W,TH 9:00am-1:00pm

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