Clergy & Staff

DeWayne Davis

DeWayne Davis

Lead Minister

Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis recently joined Plymouth Congregational Church as Lead Minister.

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.
Sen an email: dewayned (at)

Beth Hoffman Faeth

Beth Hoffman Faeth

Minister for Congregational Care and Worship

The Rev. Beth Hoffman Faeth has served Plymouth since March 2017. Her primary role is to provide pastoral care to members of the congregation. She is also the clergy support for many significant ministries, including the Befrienders, Board of Community Life, Mortality Project, Faith Partners in Recovery and the Board of Worship. Ordained in 1994 in the United Church of Christ, Beth has served as pastor and chaplain in a variety of church settings in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She lives with her two delightful teenage daughters in Stillwater and describes herself as “a hopeful gardener, a musical theater lover, a compassionate listener and a belly laugher.” Send an email: bethf (at)

Seth Patterson

Seth Patterson

Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater

Seth Patterson was hired as the Director of Children and Youth Ministry in August 2016. He became the Director of Spiritual Formation and Theater in February 2018 and was called to be the Minister for Spiritual Formation & Theater in May 2020. He is the liaison to both the Boards of Spiritual Formation and Fine Arts, as well as the Racial Justice Initiative and other committees. 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 is also the Project Manager for the Chicago Commons Project at 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)

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.


Anne Gustafson, Director of Operations, AnneG (at)

Elizabeth Blanchette, Communication & Marketing Manager, ElizabethB (at)

Philip Brunelle, Organist & Choirmaster, Philip (at)

Hannah Campbell Gustafson, Outreach Coordinator, Hannahcg (at)

Doug Freeman, Ministry Assistant to Clergy, Dougf (at)

Joy Hansen, Accounting Manager, Joyh (at)

Larry Johnson, Drop-In Coordinator, Larryj (at)

Nina Jonson, Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Ninaj (at)

Emily Venell, Ministry Assistant for Hospitality, Emilyv (at)

Malcolm Williams, Safety and Custodial Administrator, Malcolmw (at)

Cody Bourdot, Production Manager, CodyBourdot (at)

Staff list with contact information