Rev. Tim Coyer, Pastor
Pastor Tim has been serving at Prairieview since 2017 and has been serving Covenant Churches in the Twin Cities for over 15 years primarily as a worship pastor. Tim has his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul and is an Ordained Pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Tim and his wife, Bonnie, recently moved to New Richmond and are raising 3 crazy kids: Tad (6), Evie (4), and Jack (2). When not at church you can find Tim working in his garden, cooking for his family, or enjoying time with friends.
Nancy Norberg, Council Chair
Mary Yonan-Simonds, Council Secretary
From rural River Falls, during college at UW-RF, Mary met her first husband, Mark from Syria. They were married for thirty years and had two sons, Andrew & John. They were part of the First Covenant Church in River Falls for over twenty years. Three years after Mark died, Mary remarried Milford, a retired Pastor and they were married for fifteen years. They moved to the New Richmond area in 2010. As a retired widow, Mary is active in the community as well as at Prairieview as a Ladies’ Bible/Book Study leader. This is Mary's first year on the Council. Mary hopes to be able to share some of her administrative skills from over twenty years of Township, WI State, MN State and Federal Governmental positions.
Nola Lebrecht, Financial Secretary
Nola is a longtime Covenant church member, starting in 1980 at First Covenant Church in St. Paul before moving to New Richmond, in 1998. Together, with her husband Klaus, they have 1 daughter and 4 sons, Shasta, Dieter, Hunter, Johannes, and Connor. (No grandchildren, yet). Nola has served many roles with the church, including worship team leader, choir director and Sunday school teacher, and is a daughter of a pastor herself. Nola continues with her career in property insurance and also helps Klaus with their business.
Gary Osterbauer, Stewardship & Property Committee Chair
Klaus Lebrecht, Christian Education and Formation Chair
Shelley Burlingame, Worship Chair
Lori O'Shea, Evangelism & Fellowship Committee Chair
Lori has been married to Bill O'Shea for 30 years. They have 4 children; Joshua, Jacob, Patrick, and Katie. They also have a beautiful granddaughter, Esther, baby grandson Callahan, and grandchild #3 due in August. Lori works for WR Medical Electronics in Maplewood, doing inside sales/customer service/international sales. In addition to her role on the Council, Lori leads the Women Ministries at Prairieview