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 The Church Network - North Central Chapter

Jeff Piehl
Constance Free Church
16150 Crosstown Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304-2111

Jeff is an old timer, having served for over 30 years in local, regional, and national ministry positions. Since 2010, he has served Constance as its CBA.

President’s Job Description

Vice President - Programs
Deb Borg
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth
12235 Old Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN 55441-1201
(763) 509-9403

Deb has been involved in ministry at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth for 15 years, serving as Business Administrator since 2011. Prior to her work at Mount Olivet, Deb spent 13 years in human resources administration working for Sky Chefs and Polaris.

Vice President’s Job Description

Karen Hartz, CCA *
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3746
(612) 977-1266

Ms. Karen Hartz, CCA has been a Church Business Administrator for 20 years. She has served Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior, MN, Colonial Church of Edina, MN, and presently Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Minneapolis. She has been a member of The Church Network since 1993 and the North Central Chapter since 1992.   Karen has worked in the local chapter in a variety of ways: Vice President of Programs, Chapter President, and Church Support Staff and Custodial Seminar Chair. On a national level, Karen has served as Central Area 1 Regional Director, 2002 General Chair for the National Conference in San Diego, CA. Central Area Vice President, Senior Vice President for Conference Planning and Vice President on The Church Network's Board of Directors. Karen has two adult children; Jessica (35) a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and Joshua (31) a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She is also a proud new Oma (Grandma in German) of Sofia Belen born January 25, 2012. She is happy to show you pictures!

* So what is a CCA anyway? Find out here.

NaDyne Glidden
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
3930 Rahn Rd
Eagan, MN 55122-1523
(651) 454-2344

NaDyne has been the Church Business Administrator at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagan for 19 years. Previous to that she worked for several for-profit businesses in the areas of finance, sales and marketing, business development, process improvement, training and human resources.

Secretary’s Job Description

Marlene Dolney
Hope Church
7910 15th St N
Saint Paul, MN 55128-5606
(651) 738-9652


Marlene has held a variety of church ministry staff positions for over 20 years. Currently, she is serving as the Church Administrator at Hope Church in Oakdale, Minnesota.

Treasurer’s Job Description

Craig Wiester, CCA *
(612) 986-8790

Craig looks after membership records for the North Central Chapter.

Craig started his work in church administration at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights in 1997. In 2000, he started his ten-year-plus-a-day career at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota. After retirement in 2010, Craig did some part-time work at Richfield Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis, but left working entirely in the late summer of 2011.

Craig is a CCA, a Certified Church Administrator, having received his certificate in 2003. Upon retirement, he became an emeritus member of both the North Central Chapter and of The Church Network’s national organization.

Craig lives in south Minneapolis.

* So what is a CCA anyway? Find out here.