The La Porte City Saint Paul United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Rose Blank and her husband, Jeff, to the church and community! Pastor Rose has transferred to the congregation from Grinnell United Methodist Church, where she was the lead pastor for three years.
Prior to Grinnell, her appointments included Vinton Wesley, Boone, and Coggon United Parish. In 2007, Blank was chosen to serve on the Bishop’s Cabinet for the Iowa Conference where she was District Superintendent in the Southeast District. During this time, she was able to visit many communities throughout the state.
Pastor Blank grew up in northern Linn County. Between her and her husband, they have five children, of which four reside in Cedar Rapids and one in West Des Moines. All but one of her siblings still live near the family farm. She is happy this appointment has brought her closer to family.
Her passions for ministry include worship, pastoral care, and leading small group studies. And in her free time, she enjoys hiking and walking, quilting, gardening and reading.
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