Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church
North Mankato, MN

Eric Sherman | Youth Coordinator (

Eric Sherman grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN. He came to Mankato in 2009 for school and graduated in 2014 with a B.S in Psychology and Law Enforcement. He has worked as an intern for youth ministries at Crossview Covenant Church. He has worked and continues to work with YoungLife for the Greater Mankato area. He plans on pursuing a Masters degree in School Counseling at MSU-Mankato.

Dan Horn | Senior Pastor

Dan Horn was appointed to serve as the Senior Pastor of Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church in July 2012, after previously serving in Cannon Falls, MN and Thief River Falls, MN. He is a lover of people and finds his strengths in leadership as he encourages and enables his leadership team. His goal is to empower others to lead with him. Pastor Dan has been married for 36+ years to his wife Cheryl, and they have ten children (three still at home).  Four of their children are married, and they have ten grandchildren.

Katie Menne | Ordained Deacon ( or 507-327-1938)

Pastor Katie, an ordained Deacon, who is appointed to Belgrade and as the Coordinator of Spiritual Care and Bereavement for the New Ulm Regional Medical Center (primary). Katie and her husband Mike have three children. Katie graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in 1999, and continued her education at Iliff School of Theology, where she graduated in 2003, and then came back to Minnesota in June. She feels blessed with great ministry sites and wonderful congregations who have supported her since 2003!  Katie was ordained a Deacon in June 2010, and is currently serving with Belgrade Ave. She has truly enjoyed worshiping, fellowship and getting to know all of you!!

Debbra Stoering | Office Administrative Assistant(

Debbra grew up in Arden Hills, MN. She met her husband, Doug, at Mankato State University. They have lived out west in various states for 20 years. They have two adult boys and are enjoying being empty-nesters. They moved back to MN in June 2016 to be near family. Debbra joined the BAUMC staff in September 2016 and enjoys serving the church and community. She has worked in administation for 15+ years.

Ken Adams | Audio & Visual Technician

Ken Adams is a Mankato native and a church member who has attended BAUMC since the age of three.  He has a Bachelor's degree in English and Political Science from St. Olaf College, and a Master's degree in Counseling & Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Ken currently works at MSUM as an Academic Advisor.  He has spent almost twenty years working with technology at the church; his focus is on utilizing technology to enhance the worship experience.

Tiffany Jenson | Family Life Coordinator (

Tiffany graduated from South Dakota State University with a major in Human Development Child and Family Studies. She has worked with at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, and was a preschool teacher for several years. Tiffany is married to Jeff, her husband of 17 years and they have two children. God has been faithfully growing her through being a wife and mom, in-depth bible studies, teaching Sunday school, and leading summer women’s bible studies. Tiffany has a passion for helping individuals and families find their ultimate satisfaction in God through His Son, Jesus Christ as revealed in scripture, who makes real change possible in our homes and in our communities. 

Shealyn Kawlewski | Worship Coordinator (

Shealyn Kawlewski grew up in North Mankato, MN and was a member of Belgrade Avenue Church. She moved to Minneapolis to attend Augsburg College and study music therapy. After two years in the Twin Cities, she decided to move back to Mankato and attend MSU for special education. Shealyn joined the BAUMC staff in April of 2017 and enjoys working at the church she grew up in.