Judy and John McEachran

alt    Judy McEachran
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My primary responsibilities include giving oversight to our church, preaching and leading, and
overseeing various ministry areas. I absolutely love to see people connect to the church so they
can grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually and then see them help others come along
on the journey to heaven.
 John and I have been in ministry all of our married life. I was called as
a child and it's been my joy to serve in the church. Together we have served churches in Minnesota,
South Dakota, and Iowa. Most recently I have been the solo pastor in New Prague, MN, from
2003 until 2013.
 John and I have two married sons (Matt is married to Charity, and Tom is married
to Nolly) and eight precious grandkids so far.
 I have a passion for God's Word, love to preach and
teach it, and love to help people want to read it and live by it! God has gifted me with music and I
make it my aim to share that gift in the life of the church through worship, performance, writing,
arranging, seasonal productions, choirs, orchestras, instruments, drama... helping people of all
ages reach their undiscovered potential.

Interests: I enjoy being creative, interior design, computers, learning, studying. I read more than
30 books a year - mostly on leadership, theology, practices, church ministries, and the Bible twice
through in a year. After reading the Bible through many, many times, I still find it fresh and new each

Strength Finders: My top five are achiever, learner, maximize, strategic, focus.  

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 139 - You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me
together in my mother's womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded
in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your
thoughts about me,O God.
  Search me, O God, and know my heart test me and know my anxious
thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.



alt      John McEachran
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  My wife, Judy and I are co-pastors at Valley Church. We will share most responsibilities in our   effort to serve the Lord, the congregation and our community. I love God's Word and seek to help us all realize the power, authority, security and blessing that the Lord has extended to all through His message.


Judy is my "better half" and our family is a high priority for us. 2014 will bring a special anniversary for me in my service to the Lord and the Church. I'll let you know about this special milestone soon. Judy and I are thrilled to join our ministry gifts in one place. One of the best things for me is to sing with Judy. I'm also looking forward to hearing her preach (and have her listen to my sermons, too!) For the last 14 years I have been the pastor at Mt. Bethel in Inver Grove Heights. I also serve the congregation at Newport UMC.


Interests: I enjoy reading and studying the Bible. I collect Bibles and other books. I enjoy my cars and used to be a high school/college basketball and football referee and a high school baseball umpire. I quit golf after I got a hole in one. I really enjoy kids and youth.

  Favorite Scripture: John 1:9 "If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

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16600 7th Street South

Lakeland, MN 55043
(651) 436-8691





7:30 am
Methodist-Episcopal Worship

9:00 am 
Sunday Class Meeting Worship

10:30 am 
Mid-morning Worship

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