Conference Leadership Directory

Four districts serve the Dakotas Conference. Superintendents are assigned to each district area. The cabinet consists of the bishop, the director of ministries, the director of new church development and the four district superintendents. The extended cabinet of the Dakotas Conference includes the cabinet and the conference director of finance and administration, camp and retreat ministries, leadership development, communications, and the executive director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation.



Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Episcopal Area


Rev. Rebecca Trefz
Executive Director
Conference Ministries

Rev. Randy Cross
Eastern Sunrise District Superintendent

Rev. Kevin Kloster

Rev. Kevin Kloster
Prairie Hills District

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Rev. Ben Ingebretson
DK-MN Executive Director
New Church Development

Rev. Kermit Culver
Sakakawea District

Rev. Roger Spahr
Glacial Lakes District Superintendent

Extended Cabinet

Dr. Doreen Gosmire
Conference Communications

Deb Kjerstad
Leadership Development

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Sheri Meister
Executive Director
Dakotas UM Foundation

Diane Owen
Lilly Grant Administrator
Dakotas-Minnesota Area

Jeff Pospisil
Executive Director
Finance and Administration

Keith Shew
DK-MN Executive Director
Camp and Retreat Ministry