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 Bill Hoffman

Pastor Bill comes to us from South Dakota.  Pastor Bill completed his seminary training at Sioux Falls Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD.  Pine Island United Methodist Church  is his sixth appointment. Pastor Bill’s goals are to revitalize the mission of this church and help it grow in numbers and involvement.  Pastor Bill said, “Here there is a strong interest in moving forward and changing,”  and his  favorite Bible story is when the Spirit came on the disciples in Acts. That’s when the church started—the work of the Spirit was in them. The Church grew by 3000 people.


Catherine Grannis  

Office Administrator
Cathy has been the Business Administrator for eight years. Cathy is definitely the “go-to” 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 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 Poine Island United Methodist Church.



Amy Doherty

Communications Coordinator
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.










Contact Us:

200 N Main Street
Pine Island, MN 55963

Pastor Bill Hoffman
Cell: 605-840-1801

Catherine Grannis
Administrative Assistant
Financial Secretary

Amy Doherty                                           Communications Coordinator