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Leadership Search Committee

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Meet the Leadership Search Committee

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Dick Minors, Chair
My wife, Lee, and I were married in the Chapel at WCC in January 1969, and have been very active members ever since. Over the years I served as chair of Deacons, Nominating, Stewardship/Generosity, Personnel, & was Moderator in 2000. 

Lee and I were the Co-Chairs for the “Raise the Roof” campaign 5 years ago that raised millions for repairs & improvements at WCC. I spent most of my working career as Director of Sales or VP of Sales at 3 different medical surgical companies. I later ran my own Search Firm in that same industry.

WCC, it’s leaders, and its members have been an immensely positive and important influence and support for us, our kids, & also our grandkids.

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Webb Friedly
Webb first fell in love with WCC in 2004 when he and his wife Cara were married in the beautiful white Sanctuary prior to making the move from the East Coast, and became a member shortly after returning to the midwest in 2007. Their twin daughters (now 12) are being brought up in the church, which compels Webb to be as involved as he can to ensure the Church continues its rich and purposeful legacy. He’s been involved in everything from technology strategy, to the High School Program, to Nominating Committee. Most fulfilling, however, was his participation in the search that brought Danielle Jones into our lives, an experience he will bring to this exciting and important work.

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Lydia Botham
Lydia has been involved with the church her whole life. Her father, Dr. Harold G.S. King, was senior minister from 1957-1977 and her brother is a retired UCC senior minister in Orange, Connecticut.

Lydia has served on various WCC boards: Trustees, Council, Communications, Human Resources and co-chaired the search committee for Director of High School Ministry, selecting Gabe and Hilary Flynn

In her career, Lydia worked at Land O’Lakes for 40 years and held leadership roles in marketing, public relations and communications.  She retired in the fall of 2018 as VP Community Relations and the Land O’Lakes Foundation. Lydia and her husband Brian have 2 sons, Justine (Megan) and James, and 2 grandchildren, Graham and Beatrice.

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Rima Torgerson
Rima Torgerson has been a member of WCC for 22 years and is currently serving as a Deacon. Her varied involvement at WCC has included Church Council (Moderator in 2013), three search committees, Raise the Roof Initiative, and the boards of the Nursery School, Children’s Ministries and Middle School Ministries. Rima is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and recently served on the search committee for their new Executive Director. She and her husband Erik live in Wayzata and have two adult sons and two red labs.

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Brandon Moore
Brandon Moore is a husband, father of 2 girls (6 and 3), and career retailer.  He and his family have lived in various parts of the US, and experienced 3 different Christian faith traditions before discovering WCC and our vision to inspire the world with the inclusive love of Jesus.  Since joining WCC in 2017, Brandon has served on the Mission and Outreach Board for 3 years — including one as treasurer.  Brandon also helped with the discovery, design, implementation, Steering Committee, and final judging phase of Dough. Brandon is very honored and humbled to continue his commitment to the church as part of this incredible committee! 

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Anne Sample
Anne Sample is a business and HR leader who is passionate about finding and developing talent.  She and her husband Mike have two young adult sons.  They joined WCC about five years ago.  They were attracted to the church by the mission and the spirit of this community.  She has been the head of HR for three Minnesota based companies and has served on the WCC HR committee for several years.

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Chris Paulson
Chris Paulson started attending Wayzata Community Church in 2011 with an interest in their summer camp programming. After graduating from Luther College, Chris has had a career in both music education and large-scale concert production. After moving back to Minneapolis from New York City, he has been blessed to serve as WCC Summer Camp’s director for the last three summers.

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Lindy Purdy
Lindy Purdy grew up in the Lake Minnetonka area and she would describe herself as geographically challenged, only living in two zip codes in her seven decades of life — 55331 and 55391. She received a degree in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master of Divinity at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, with an emphasis in Pastoral Care and counseling. She has been married to John for 50+ years, and they have two grown children and two grandsons. She served Wayzata Community Church for 16 years, and is currently Pastor Emerita of this beautiful congregation. Her passion is people and she loves to read, travel and play any kind of racquet or paddle sport.

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John Hallberg
John and his wife Renée have been members of WCC since 2001. John currently serves as Vice Moderator of the church and has previously served on the Mission and Outreach Board, Generosity Committee and the Board of Deacons.  John is also member of the Celebration Singers choir.  John retired in 2020 after serving nearly 14 years as CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund, a role he moved to after a 25 year corporate career. John also serves on the Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees and is a Director of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation.  

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Jen Hawley
Jen and her husband, Tim have been members of Wayzata Community Church for over 20 years.  They are the proud parents of Maddie, Bennett and Reilly. Jen has served on the Church Council, as a Middle School leader for 2 rotations, on the Vision/Mission Committee, and is currently serving on the Special Needs Ministry Board. The Hawley family was one of the families that helped to create the Parables ministry and continues to be an integral part of this journey.

Jen has her own consumer insights company and focuses on qualitative research. She works with companies to ensure the voice of the consumer is always represented at the table.  She is also very involved as a volunteer within the special needs community.  Jen currently is Chairman of the Board of Best Buddies Minnesota.  She has also served on the Special Ed Advisory Board in Minnetonka Schools as well as the West Metro Miracle League Board.  Her husband, Tim runs Gigi’s Playhouse— an education center serving those with Down Syndrome.

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Contact / Location
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Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877
Email: welcome@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

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8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Parables and 10:45 a.m.
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