Hope UMC Blue Earth

Hope UMC Blue Earth

Welcome to Hope UMC!

Three guiding principles:
GOD’S LOVE IS GREAT! We want you to experience the amazing love of Jesus.

GOD CALL US TO A NEW LIFE. We invite you to join us on the journey of being followers of Jesus Christ.

GOD’S WORD IS RELEVANT. We believe that God’s Word offers us hope and guidance for everyday life. We seek to be shaped by God’s truth through our daily Bible reading, small group studies, and teaching in our various weekly worship services.

12080 380th Ave , Blue Earth , MN 56013
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(507) 526-2144

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The United Methodist Church


Rev. Russ Jacobsen



Office (507) 526-2144

Mobile (507) 600-9155

It is a joy and privilege to share God’s love as the Pastor of Hope UMC.  We are learning to become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and, in turn, to share His love with our community.  My primary passion in ministry is teaching the Bible in clear, relevant ways.  Whether working with elementary students, youth, or adults, I find people are hungry to understand God’s Word.   My wife, Janelle, is definitely a partner in ministry.  She stays extremely busy teaching English at the local high school.  Our new favorite role is that of first-time grandparents. 

Brandi Markey

Administrative Assistant


Office (507) 526-2144

Originally from Michigan, Brandi moved to Blue Earth, Minnesota in 2006.  She received her Associates Degree in Accounting and has been doing the Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeping work since December 2013.  Brandi & Clint welcomed their first child, Kayn in March 2017.  Brandi enjoys spending quality family time together and taking walks with Clint, Kayn and their German shepherd Sasha.  

Mary Gustafson

Children's Ministry Coordinator


Office (507) 526-2144

Mobile (507) 381-5464

I'm Mary Gustafson, the Children's Ministry Coordinator.  I've been with Hope UMC since January 2016 and have loved getting to know all of the children and families!  I am a wife to Ryan and a mommy to Oliver, Nora and Maggie.  We enjoy reading, going for walks, and being at the lake.  I am blessed for the opportunity to share God's Word with others!

Clint Miller



Office (507) 526-2144

Janelle Jacobsen

Discipleship Ministries (Volunteer)


Office (507) 526-2144

I enjoy serving alongside my husband, Russ, and I enjoy growing with people committed to following Jesus. I am blessed to teach at the high school in town, and I'm grateful to call Blue Earth home and have HOPE UMC be my church home! 

Rev. Jan Redman

Visitation Minister


Office (507) 526-2144

I'm a local girl with my roots in Faribault County.  My family's farm near Brush Creek has been in the Redman family since 1878, and I'm proud to be a graduate of Bricelyn High School, Winona State College, and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
   First a high school English teacher with a love for grammar and English literature, I heard God calling me to mid-life ordained ministry.  I served congregations in Chisholm, Waterville and Blooming Grove (also Morristown and Cannonville for a brief time in that parish), Spicer, and Redwood Falls before retiring to care for my mom in Wells.  I have a passion for people knowing the love and grace of God!
   My cats Siiri and Mayme keep me entertained!  I'm trying to grow in my hobbies of quilting, painting, and reading. Offer me a cup of coffee, and I'm there!

Signe Olson

Youth Ministry Coordinator


Office (507) 526-2144

I'm Signe, the Youth Ministry Coordinator. I graduated from Blue Earth Area in 2015 and from there received my B.S. in Business Management in the spring of 2018. Dedicating 2018 to finding a career well suited for me, I spent some time working in Tennessee as well as in Iowa before landing back in Minnesota at the end of the year. I'm excited to have the opportunity to get to know the Children and Youth here at Hope and am blessed to be able to share God's love with them!

Hope UMC Blue Earth

(507) 526-2144