Meet the Staff

Our Church is active in sharing our blessing with others.  We encourage all members to be ministers in the world by helping where they feel called to be, but also offer opportunities connected with the church.

Pastor Tony


Tony’s ministry passion is to help others come to a more profound and deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  He believes the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. He is working with the congregation so that we truly are a place of Love… Hope… A Place to Belong!  Tony can be contacted at , or at (507) 236-3781


Office Administrator

Shanna Walker is the person in the church office. Office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:15 pm.  For any questions call her at 507-356-4553 or email at


Choir Director and Pianist

Joel’s music education includes St. Paul Bible College (currently Crown College) in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and seminary work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas. Joel served as musical director for Cornerstone Theatre in Fort Worth for eight years before moving to Rochester to open Sam’s Club. We are pleased Joel has brought his music talent to Pine Island United Methodist Church.


Social Media Specialist

Amy Doherty has  been a long time resident of Pine Island. Amy’s background is in Veterinary Medicine and the educating of new technicians. This is where her love of communications and networking developed. In her Social Media role, she will be working internally with the leaders and congregation in hopes of showcasing the amazing disciples at the Pine United Methodist Church.