Co-Pastor for Worship, Pastoral Care and Administration
Phone: 612-375-9483 ext. 1
Joetta Schlabach graduated from Goshen (IN) College and spent seven years working with Mennonite Central Committee, including assignments in Nicaragua and Honduras. She later received an MA in Family Economics & Management from Michigan State University and an MA in Theology/Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from the College of St. Catherine. She authored Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook. Prior to entering formal ministry she worked in academic and program administration at the University of Notre Dame, Bluffton (OH) University, and the College of St. Catherine. She is active in Central Plains Mennonite Conference, serving as their representative on the board of the Minnesota Council of Churches and coordinator for the Fellowship and Learning Tours for the Ecuador-CPMC partnership. She is married to Gerald Schlabach and has two adult children.
Co-Pastor for Proclamation, Witness and Formation
Phone: 612-375-9483 ext. 2
Ry Siggelkow combines pastoral work with teaching theology at the University of St. Thomas and Bethel University. He received his M.A. and B.A. from St. Thomas and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in theology and Christian ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. His preaching and teaching focus on the peace witness of the church, the mission of the church in the world, and the contemporary significance of the black theological tradition. His essays on these themes have appeared in a number of academic and popular denominational journals, including Anabaptist Witness, Conrad Grebel Review, and The Mennonite. He was a featured speaker and workshop leader at Princeton’s inaugural Karl Barth Conference for Pastors in 2015, and is co-editor (with Nancy J. Duff) of the forthcoming volume, The Revolutionary Gospel: Paul Lehmann and the Direction of Theology Today (Fortress Press). He is currently writing an introductory book on theology from a “free church” perspective with the baptist theologian, Christian Collins Winn. Ry lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his wife, Marcia, and their three children, Owen, Aleida, and Wendy.
Nursery Staff Coordinator
Danika Zabertini is the Nursery Coordinator at Faith. She works as a nanny during the week and enjoys people of all ages. Danika sought out jobs in childcare after starting college when she missed having much older and younger people in her life regularly. She’s been at Faith for over two years and has really enjoyed getting to know the families of children who started in the nursery and watching them grow. She also enjoys getting familiar with people at FMC who don’t have young children, so feel welcome and invited to volunteer or just drop in before or after the service to say hello!