Minnesota Seventh-day Adventist Leaders

Throughout the years of Minnesota's Seventh-day Adventist history, various leaders have emerged to guide the work of the church through challenging times and through moments filled with opportunity. Many leaders, especially in the early years of our history, endured great hardships and sacrificed much as they blazed a trail enabling us all to more easily share the good news of a loving Savior. Some leaders came from our own ranks while others were "transplants" - but each brought something unique to the work in Minnesota!

Featured Document: Minnesota Conference of SDA - Early Meeting Minutes

President Biographies

1863 - 1865    Washington Morse
1865 - 1865    John Bostwick
1865 - 1870    Stephen Pierce
1870 - 1883    Harrison Grant
1883 - 1885    O. A. Olson
1885 - 1887    G. C. Tenney
1887 - 1888    C. M. Everest
1888 - 1889    A. D. Olson
1889 - 1890    Allen Moon
1890 - 1891    R. C. Porter
1891 - 1893    A. J. Breed
1893 - 1897    N. W. Allee
1897 - 1902    Charles W. Flaiz
1902 - 1904    Fred Johnson
1904 - 1907    H. S. Shaw
1907 - 1912    S. E. Jackson
1912 - 1918    G. W. Wells
1918 - 1920    W. H. Clark
1920 - 1920    E. T. Russel
1920 - 1923    A. J. Haysmer
1923 - 1924    Charles Thompson
1924 - 1931    M. L. Andreasen
1931 - 1933    A. H. Rulkoetter
1933 - 1936    V. J. Johns
1936 - 1937    E. H. Oswald
1937 - 1941    V. E. Peugh
1941 - 1942    M. V. Campbell
1942 - 1943    H. W. Walker
1943 - 1947    C. V. Anderson
1947 - 1949    C. V. Leach
1949 - 1952    F. E. Thompson
1952 - 1956    E. R. Osmunson
1956 - 1964    Caris H. Lauda
1964 - 1966    G. C. Williamson
1966 - 1971    Arthur Kiesz
1971 - 1978    R. C. Schwartz
1978 - 1980    R. S. Watts
1980 - 1986    Ernest Lutz
1986 - 1996    Lee Huff
1996 - 2001    Dennis N. Carlson
2001 - 2006    William K. Miller
2006 - 2009    Tom Lemon
2009 - 2014    Ed Barnett
2014 -            Justin Lyons

Pastor Biographies

Burgeson, Vernon Kenneth Leroy
Detamore, Fordyce W.

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Bates, Daniel
Battle, Maurice
Bentley, Thomas
Birai, Absalom
Booth, Ron
Bossert, Bill
Brauer, Bob
Breiner, Adam
Burgeson, Don
Burgeson, Vernon K.
Bustamante, Samuel
Colson, E. R.
Consuegra, Claudio
Coyle, J. R.
Dukes, H. M.
Elstrom, G. R.
Emmerson, Vernon W.
Felton, C. E.
Ferguson, Benji
Fish, David
Guy, Herman
Harlan, N. M.
Hiner, Jim Jr.
Horn, M. C.
Inglish, Doug
Isakovsky, Dmitry
Jasper, Anthony
Juarez, Eric
Kingoina, Peter
Klein, Alvin
Kobliska, David
Lamb, P. W.
Lantry, J. H.
Link, R. W.
Locati, Devin
Mayberry, Ken
Misenko, T. Paul
Morrison, Wayne
Murphy, L. L.
Nixon, Bill
Nordstrom, J. A.
Oh, James
Perry, E. E.
Pogue, James Franklin
Price, Jack
Saelee, Ko
Scofield, Paul
Scoggins, Jeff
Slater, F. B.
Simmons, Gene D.
Tinoco, Yulian
Turner, J. H.
Vine, Conrad
Waterhouse, Gary
Wilkinson, Stan
Wolter, J. W.
Woods, A. C.
Zollbrecht, J. C.

Lessons of the past
Hope for the future