Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
Pastor Deb received a Master of Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
She also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in music performance and child psychology.
Pastor Deb has spent her 22 years in ministry as head of staff, solo pastor and co-pastor, serving 9 congregations in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
She has served in interim positions for half of her ministry and has just finished serving as the Interim Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, Iowa within the John Knox Presbytery.
She holds leadership positions with a couple of national interim ministry organizations.
Among her many gifts, Pastor Deb brings with her to Covenant her lengthy experience in interim ministry, her creative use of the arts in congregational life and her recognition of God's power to work in all of us.
has a permanent residence in Apple Valley, Minnesota with her
has several adult children and 4 grandchildren.