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Senior Minister

Reverend Dr. John F. Ross

Sheila and I have been married 29 years and have enjoyed a full, fast-paced home with our four children: Brady (24), Maddy (21), Anne Marie (18), and Logan (16)

My passion is for people... to see God in others and allow them to see God through me. I believe that if we can build relationships, there’s nothing we can’t do.

I went to Miami University for my undergraduate, The Methodist Theological School of Ohio for my Masters program; then I received my Doctorate of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary.

I’m a 7 on the enneagram, of course! Doesn’t everyone want to be a 7! 🙂

My strengths are communication, positivity, significance, woo (winning others over), and focus.

In most seasons you will find me outside no matter how cold it gets. I love hockey, fishing, movies, and YARDWORK!

Senior Minister

Reverend Dr. John F. Ross

Sheila and I have been married 29 years and have enjoyed a full, fast-paced home with our four children: Brady(24), Maddy (21), Anne Marie (18), and Logan (16)

My passion is for people...to see God in others and allow them to see God through me. I believe that if we can build relationships, there’s nothing we can’t do.

I went to Miami University for my undergraduate, The Methodist Theological School of Ohio for my Masters program; Then I received my Doctorate of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary.

I’m a 7 on the enneagram, of course! Doesn’t everyone want to be a 7! 🙂

My strengths are communication, positivity, significance, woo (winning others over), focus

In most seasons you will find me outside no matter how cold it gets. I love hockey, fishing, movies, and YARDWORK!

Contact

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Reverend Dr. John F. Ross, 952-473-8877

    Minister of Congregational Life and Mission

    Reverend Danielle Hample Jones

    Brian and I have been married for almost 15 years. We met doing mission mission work while we were both in seminary. Brian is the Executive Director of Innove Studios and the curator of content for nerdsonearth.com. We have two daughters, Campbell and Charlotte and together we like to bike, dance, laugh and eat ice cream.

    My passion in ministry is making space for people to grow in community and grow in their relationships with God. I believe digging deeper into who we are, what has shaped us, and God’s deep love for us sets us free to serve the world.

    I went to Iowa State University where I studied Sociology and Psychology and earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena,CA.

    I am a 3 on the Enneagram which means on my good days I will tell you the truth and on my bad days I will tell you what you want to hear.

    I cannot remember my strengths but I know they include Activator, Maximizer, Woo, and I can’t remember the rest. I must have decided those are my favorites.

    Minister of Congregational Life and Mission

    Reverend Danielle Hample Jones

    Brian and I have been married for almost 15 years. We met doing mission mission work while we were both in seminary. Brian is the Executive Director of Innove Studios and the curator of content for nerdsonearth.com. We have two daughters, Campbell and Charlotte and together we like to bike, dance, laugh and eat ice cream.

    My passion in ministry is making space for people to grow in community and grow in their relationships with God. I believe digging deeper into who we are, what has shaped us, and God’s deep love for us sets us free to serve the world.

    I went to Iowa State University where I studied Sociology and Psychology and earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena,CA.

    I am a 3 on the Enneagram which means on my good days I will tell you the truth and on my bad days I will tell you what you want to hear.

    I cannot remember my strengths but I know they include Activator, Maximizer, Woo, and I can’t remember the rest. I must have decided those are my favorites.

    Contact

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    Reverend Danielle Hample Jones, 952-473-8877, ext. 250

      Minister at Large, Parables Ministry

      Reverend Leslie Neugent

      I’ve been Married to Chris Neugent for 33 years. We have a son Ryan ( 25) who lives in Seattle and JJ (22)who has Down syndrome.

      My passion is seeking justice and inclusion for the marginalized. I am an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.

      I attended East Brunswick High School in NJ. I received a BS in Communications and a Masters in Advertising from Northwestern University. I received my MDIV from United Theological Seminary and was ordained at WCC in 2013.

      I am an Enneagram 8 with a 7 wing and my ‘Strengths’ are strategy, connector, communicator.

      I love to travel, kayak, take time at our cabin, and reading.

      Minister at Large, Parables Ministry

      Reverend Leslie Neugent

      I’ve been Married to Chris Neugent for 33 years. We have a son Ryan ( 25) who lives in Seattle and JJ (22)who has Down syndrome.

      My passion is seeking justice and inclusion for the marginalized. I am an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.

      I attended East Brunswick High School in NJ. I received a BS in Communications and a Masters in Advertising from Northwestern University. I received my MDIV from United Theological Seminary and was ordained at WCC in 2013.

      I am an Enneagram 8 with a 7 wing and my ‘Strengths’ are strategy, connector, communicator.

      I love to travel, kayak, take time at our cabin, and reading.

      Contact

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      Reverend Leslie Neugent

        Minister Emerita

        Rev. S. Lindy Purdy

        I am married to John Purdy (49 years) and we have two grown children, Alyssa and Ty. Ty is married to Tracy and they have my two grand children —William and Griffin.

        I am passionate about story listening, learning and being with interesting people. I am passionately opposed to unfairness.

        I attended Minnetonka schools, Gustavus Adolphus College and United Seminary of the Twin Cities.

        My enneagram number is two (most likely).

        Top 5 Strengths: Ideation, Strategic, Input, Learner, Relator.

        My hobbies are tennis, reading, traveling, creating, catching up with friends.

        Contact Lindy at 952-451-9051.

        Lindy Purdy
        Minister of Pastoral Care

        Rev. S. Lindy Purdy, Minister Emerita

        I am married to John Purdy (49 years) and we have two grown children, Alyssa and Ty. Ty is married to Tracy and they have my two grand children —William and Griffin.

        I am passionate about story listening, learning and being with interesting people. I am passionately opposed to unfairness.

        I attended Minnetonka schools, Gustavus Adolphus College and United Seminary of the Twin Cities.

        My enneagram number is two (most likely).

        Top 5 Strengths: Ideation, Strategic, Input, Learner, Relator.

        My hobbies are tennis, reading, traveling, creating, catching up with friends.

        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

        ONLINE WORSHIP
        8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Parables and 10:45 a.m.
        on Facebook, Youtube and our website

        Please visit WC-Connect for current calendar information.