Thank you, Pastor Enoch

Pastor Gretchen Enoch has submitted her resignation as an associate pastor at Mount Olivet after four years of service to the congregation. In her letter, which is posted online. Pastor Enoch said she is taking a time-out to think, pray, meditate, and seek God’s guidance to where she will answer his call next. While not ruling out another parish, she also is exploring specialized ministry within the church. In addition to general ministry, Pastor Enoch was especially effective in recovery programs, counseling individuals, retreat ministry, leading the Mount Olivet Homes’ Auxiliary, and in starting up a new group, Flying Solo. In her four years, she has gained many friends. “The people of Mount Olivet have been incredibly kind and supportive. I will miss the vibrancy of our mutual ministry and the relationships and friendships we have built. I am a better person for having served under call as pastor at Mount Olivet.” On May 7, a coffee will be held in her honor at the Mpls Campus. On May 14, a coffee will be served following services where Pastor Enoch will preach her final sermon at the West Campus. We wish her the best.


Thank you, Tom MacNally

Tom MacNally, Chief Operating Officer has announced his intention to retire on September 30. Tom has given 27 years to Mount Olivet. He has been the glue that has held our church together in good times and in transitions. We owe him a great debt of gratitude. Tom shared, “Certainly this decision comes with many emotions, from my love for this church, love for the many colleagues I have here, to the warmth that many members have shared with me over these 27 years of employment. And … I look forward to continuing my support as a member.” During Tom’s last months we will have opportunity to communicate our gratitude, learn from his experience, and take his counsel as we move forward.
 Tom is a class act and we cannot begin to express our thankfulness. We will officially celebrate him and his retirement in September. Further details to come.

Thank you, Pastor Jim Anderson

Pastor Jim Anderson, Archives has stepped down from his work in the Mount Olivet Archives. His post-retirement volunteer work collecting and curating Mount Olivet memorabilia and records has been so appreciated. We thank him for his time and love of all things Mount Olivet and wish him well!


Vicki Franzen, MA, LMFT, Counseling Service has resigned  from the Mount Olivet Counseling Service staff

She worked for the past eight years. Her last day was on April 15. Vicki plans to concentrate on her private practice. Her goal is “to work less, have white space on my calendar, and spend more time with family and friends.” Vicki has played an important role in providing group therapy, pre-marriage workshops, individual counseling, marriage counseling, and has been the liaison to the Pastoral Care team and Mental Health Task Force from the Counseling Service. We will miss Vicki’s enthusiasm, her warmth and compassion for people, her hearty laughter, and her clinical skills.