MEET OUR PASTORS
PASTOR WAYNE SWANSON
Pastor Wayne was appointed to Fridley United Methodist Church in July, 2013. This is the 4th congregation in which he has served in a pastoral role. Pastor Wayne brings a bold presentation, clear biblical teaching, and devotion for the Triune God. He, his wife Holly, and 2 sons are excited to be part of Fridley UMC’s growing church family. Pastor Wayne’s 25+ years of pastoral ministry offers Fridley UMC a full spectrum of resources in equipping the congregation to be Disciples, who make Disciples, who Serve to make a Difference. His foundation is based on the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Reaching Up, Reaching Deep, and Reaching Out, all in Jesus Name.
Bob is a lifelong United Methodist whose grandfather was a United Methodist pastor. He is a graduate of Hamline University and a current student at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Bob comes to us with a background in both business and a variety of experiences in the church including contemporary services (he's a professional drummer!). He will be assisting Pastor Wayne in implementing Ministries in the areas of Worship, Family Life Ministries, Education, and Technology as well as other areas as needed.