Clergy & Staff

DeWayne Davis

DeWayne Davis

Lead Minister

Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis joined Plymouth Congregational Church as Lead Minister in December 2020.

The son of two ministers and the youngest of fifteen children in Mississippi, Dr. Davis earned his BA (Magna Cum Laude) at Howard University and an MA at the University of Maryland (College Park). He was awarded an MDiv with Honors at Wesley Seminary (District of Columbia) and a DMin at Luther Seminary (St. Paul). He is ordained in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. He’s married to Kareem Murphy, director of Government Relations for Hennepin County.

Dr. Davis brings a gift for preaching, an appetite for partnerships, a commitment to liberal theology and social justice, as well as experience in public policy work. Previously he worked as a policy analyst in the Office of Governmental Relations for the Episcopal Church, as a lobbyist for Sallie Mae, and a decade as a Senior Legislative Assistant for three members of the U.S. Congress. Most recently he served as Senior Pastor of All God’s Children congregation in Minneapolis.
Send an email: dewayned (at) plymouth.org.

Beth Hoffman Faeth

Beth Hoffman Faeth

Minister for Congregational Life

The Rev. Beth Hoffman Faeth has served Plymouth since March 2017. She enjoys collaborating and sharing leadership with her clergy colleagues. Her focused ministry areas include pastoral care, small group development, spiritual formation, new member education and acclimation and mental health ministry. For Beth, life is “all about relationship” (one of her mantras) and she especially enjoys listening deeply to another’s story. Beth earned a B.A. in Musical Theatre from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA and a M.Div from United Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1994 in the United Church of Christ, Beth has served as pastor and chaplain in a variety of church settings in Oregon, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She maintains that the church is a powerful force for good in the world and trusts in the possibilities of transformational spiritual community, especially at Plymouth. Beth is the proud mom of two delightful young adult daughters. She lives with her beloved, Mark, in Woodbury with their newly adopted rescue pup, Nova, and describes herself as “a hopeful gardener, a musical theater lover, an appreciator of vibrancy (in all its iterations), a compassionate listener and a belly laugher.” Send an email: bethf (at) Plymouth.org.

Seth Patterson

Seth Patterson

Minister for Justice & the Arts

Coming from Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, Seth Patterson was hired as the Director of Children & Youth Ministry in August 2016. He began to function as clergy in February 2018 as the Director of Spiritual Formation & Theater. He was officially called to be a settled Minister in May 2020. Now the Minister for Justice & the Arts, he is the liaison to the Fine Arts Board and the Board of Outreach. He also works with all of Plymouth’s justice groups and artistic explorations (except choral music). He is the Artistic Director of Theater 45° and oversees The Conn Theater at Plymouth. He has an MFA in Theater Performance from Florida Atlantic University and an MDiv from the University of Chicago. He lives in south Minneapolis with his theater artist and community advocate wife and his intelligent/playful/compassionate daughter. Send an email to: sethp (at) Plymouth.org.

Tara Bauer Covenant Partner; Chaplain, U.S. Air Force, Incirlik AB, Turkey

Catherine Duncan Covenant Partner; Minnesota Personalized Medicine 

Jenni Eagleman Covenant Partner; Chaplain for University of Minnesota Medical Center Oncology

Karl L. Jones Covenant Partner; Chaplain for HealthEast Hospice

To call our ministers or staff, please dial the main phone line: 612/871-7400.

Staff

Philip Brunelle, Organist & Choirmaster, Philip (at) Vocalessence.org

Cody Bourdot, Production Manager, CodyBourdot (at) gmail.com

Doug Freeman, Ministry Assistant for Administration, Dougf (at) Plymouth.org

Nina Jonson, Director of Children & Youth Ministries, Ninaj (at) Plymouth.org

Foxon Phillips, Ministry Assistant for Operations, Foxonp (at) Plymouth.org

John Savereide, Interim Drop In Coordinator, Johns (at) Plymouth.org

Malcolm Williams, Safety and Custodial Administrator, Malcolmw (at) Plymouth.org

Accounting Team, accounting (at) Plymouth.org