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 Fink

Prior to accepting the position at Pine Island, Pastor Fink served the Fairmont UMC for 14 years. His 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. Growing in love of God and neighbor, reaching new people, and healing a broken world are natural outgrowths of the church mission. In addition to the work of the church, Pastor Fink was heavily involved in the community of Fairmont, serving on a variety of boards and creating positive working relationships with city government and law enforcement.


Shanna Walker

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 e-mail at




Joel Blair

Choir Director and Pianist

Joel’s music education includes St. Paul Bible College (currently CrownCollege) 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 Poine Island United Methodist Church.


Amy Doherty
Amy Doherty

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 role as Communications Coordinator she will be working internally with the leaders and congregation and hopes to showcase the amazing disciples at the Pine United Methodist Church.