The Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church has announced a new appointment for pastor of Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church. Pastor Rebecca Hjelle will serve as our pastor beginning July 1, 2017, following the retirement of current pastor Nancy Davis. Rebecca will come from Blair First United Methodist Church, Blair, Nebraska, where she has been serving as Senior Pastor since 2011. SPRC Chairman Joel Carney made the announcement on Sunday, February 19th.
About Rebecca Hjelle
She grew up in the Bellevue, Nebraska, area and graduated from Omaha North High School in 1999. She then headed up north to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating from Augustana in 2003 with her B.A. in Theater Education, she started working for the Children’s Theater Company of Sioux Falls as an Artist/Educator. She loved traveling and teaching and acting, but in 2005 felt the call to go back to school. After three years of studying, praying, and discerning, she graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary with her Masters of Divinity and has been serving United Methodist churches in Nebraska ever since. She served in Blair since 2011 and has found that Blair First UMC is an exciting congregation that knows the importance of putting their faith into action.