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Our Staff

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Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D.

“Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. is an Elder in Full Connection in The United Methodist Church.  He was born and brought up in India. He did most of his theological education in India.  He came to study at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where he received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree and at The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas where he received Certificate in Special Studies.  He received Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Pastor Samuel served the local church in the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church for eighteen years.  He taught at Bangor Theological Seminary in Portland, Maine.  Recently he taught at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities for seven years.  Currently he is serving at Hayward United Methodist Church.  He is the author of three books including The Four Gospels: An Introduction for Teaching and Preaching published by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church.  He has a yellow lab by name, Shamu II."  You can email me at:

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Pastor Kelly Isaacson

Pastor Kelly Isaacson is the half time pastor of the charge.  Some of  Kelly's ministry passions include sharing God's word in ways that inspire growth and change. I love to sing and also enjoy leading and participating in Bible studies. I enjoy serving others by helping wherever I can.

Gladys Benson - Charge Secretary

I have served as the Administrative Assistant for the 4-charge since its inception.  It has been quite a learning experience as the four churches came together as one.  I live with my husband, Richard, in a home in the country and we really enjoy being up north.  My husband and I worked in the Twin Cities before semi-retiring here and it has been great.  I love reading, hiking and taking trips to different parts of the world as well as helping out with volunteer work.

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