Meet Our Staff

Rev. Danielle K. Bartz

Senior Pastor

Pastor Danielle started as Senior Pastor at First Congregational in September 2018. Originally from Rochester, MN, she began her ministry as a hospital chaplain in central Maine before joining the staff of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. A part of the UCC since she was 10 years old, Pastor Danielle’s life and service to God have led her to pastor the wonderful community of First Congregational.

Sandy Todd


Sandy began attending First Congregational when she was a student at Winona State University. She perfected her organ playing skills on our gorgeous instrument and continues to provide beautiful music at our Sunday morning worship services.

Nick Edstrom

Senior Choir Director

Nick grew up at First Congregational and has been an integral part of the music ministry at the church his entire life. He took over as one of the Senior Choir directors several years ago and has helped expand the choir’s musical abilities to include singing several jazz pieces.

Nick Edstrom

Nancy Bachler

Junior Choir Director

Nancy grew up at First Congregational church and began directing the Junior Choir nearly 20 years ago. She helps the young singers find confidence in their voices and leadership skills. Each time the she leads the Junior Choir in Sunday worship the sanctuary is filled with the sound of God.

Nancy Bachler