Bishop's Assistant Dakotas-Minnesota Area
122 W Franklin Ave Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55504
Work Phone: 612-230-3334
Sheilah Kyburz is the administrative assistant in the Episcopal Area office.
She has served in the administrative ministry of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years, beyond the years of volunteer work she performed for her small rural United Methodist congregation in Malta, Illinois. She served as secretary for eight years at Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church (Bloomington, Minn.), and then as the Metro East District (Minn.) secretary. She became administrative assistant to the bishop in the former Minnesota Area episcopal office in 1990.
Sheilah became an active leader in the Professional Administrators of United Methodist Connectional Structure and has held serveral leadership roles in that organization, including national president (2000-2003) and co-founder of the Minnesota chapter. She maintains GCFA/PAUMCS certification and advanced certification.
Her work on support staff teams at General and Jurisdictional Conferences over the past 20 years as well on the Dakotas-Minnesota Transition Team has provided Sheilah a wealth of opportunities to enrich her knowledge of the United Methodist Church and establish relationships with new friends in Christ from across the country and around the world.
She majored in business education and minored in Spanish at Illinois State University and taught three years of high school business subjects in northern Illinois.
Outside of her work in the episcopal Area office, Sheilah remains an active member of Normandale Hylands UMC, where she plays handbells and participates as a leader in Sunday school, Stephen Ministry, Disciple Bible Study, and mission fundraising. She enjoys playing the harp, refinishing antiques, stitching Hardanger, entering recipe contests, sewing and baking. Being awarded the title of Betty Crocker and representing General Mills since Betty’s 75th anniversary continues to be a highlight in her life. Together with her husband, Paul, she enjoys traveling the world, antiquing, biking, and extending hospitality to guests in their home.