MCMA's team of specially

gifted associate ministers

available for service with

your church.




Since 1953, the Minnesota Church Ministries Association has provided services to churches and their leaders to help them more effectively carry out their ministries.  In the process, the Association has partnered with various ministries to offer their services to churches, often featured in Resource Exhibits at various events around the state.  In order to continue to connect churches with needed services MCMA Assoc.iates is now established as a team of ministry professionals who are endorsed by MCMA and offered to church leaders to consider to utilize in their work.  This roster of team members will grow over time and an expanded range of personalities and services will be made available.  Here are the current MCMA Associates ready to serve you…

Eric Hulstrand

Moving Forward Consulting

wConflict Resolution (staff, board and congregational)

wLeadership Training/Mentoring

wStaff/Board Training with Myers-Briggs analysis

wHealthy Congregations™ facilitator

    (workshops for STAYING healthy!)


Eric has been a pastor for 26+ years in rural, city and suburban churches.  He has an M.Div. and taken further training from the state of MN in Conflict Resolution, is a Healthy Congregations™ facilitator, and a Myers-Briggs trained facilitator.  He started “Moving Forward” consulting over a year ago and has been working with congregations and non-profits in the areas of conflict, team dynamics and leadership.  He also is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul and the Master’s Institute Seminary.

Contact Information: 


Timothy Johnson

Minnesota Church Ministries Association

wLeadership Training

wSpeaking at special events

wSunday morning preaching

wConsultation with boards and committees

wMinistry mentoring and coaching


Timothy Johnson holds a B.A. from Trinity Intl University, two theological degrees from American Bible College, and an honorary degree from St. Thomas a Becket University. He has been Executive Director of Minnesota Church Ministries Association since 1984 and since 2003 has been ministering in Africa, developing pastors networks across the continent. Tim enjoys preaching and teaching on the themes of his book, The Gospel Nudge: How a Mentoring Mindset Accomplishes the Mission of the Church, which helps people to make personal outreach a daily lifestyle.

Contact information:; 612-998-7783




Natt Miller

Minnesota Church Ministries Association

wLeadership Training

wSpeaking at special events

wSunday morning preaching

wConsultation with boards and committees

wMinistry mentoring and coaching

wMarriage & Family training and conferences


Natt Miller comes to MCMA with an impressive resume of service in the local church and in inter-church ministry in both Africa and the United States. Natt is a Pastor-Teacher with a desire for Christian leadership development, youth education and discipleship. An ordained minister, he received Christ at a tender age, nurtured by a combination of Sunday school, Church youth and Christian Radio broadcast activities in His native Liberia, West Africa. He has a back- ground in Mechanical engineering, and Christian ministry.  Natt has had involvement in several international seminars, retreats and conferences on leadership, counseling, discipleship, ministry and human development.  Pastor Miller lives together with his wife and family, in the Philadelphia area.

Contact Information:; 610-809-2066


Pastor Bruce Kirkpatrick

Donna Kirkpatrick MSW

Homeward Bound Theatre Company

wCo-Founder’s (HBTC) Professional Performing Arts Organization 501(c)(3)

for  Youth through Adults

wTrainers on Teen Leadership

wSpeakers/Teachers in Regional/National Conferences

wPresenters and Speakers in Prevention Dramas for K-12


Pastor Bruce Kirkpatrick is the Co-Founder and Managing Artistic Director for HBTC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Speech Communication from Portland State University.  He has worked professionally in theatre for over forty years in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles, California and the last twenty five years in the Upper Midwest/Twin Cities area. He was a Theatre Professor at North Central University in Minneapolis for four years.


Donna Kirkpatrick MSW is the Co-Founder and Training Director for HBTC. She holds a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Human Development from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has worked in child protection, ran a foster care agency, and counseled many teens.


Contact Information: P.O. Box 661 - Chanhassen, MN 55317

952-934-7295 -

Robert Heyer

Eternity’s Values LLC

wTools for personal outreach.


Robert (Bob) Heyer was educated at Bethany College of Missions and North Central University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Religious Education. He became a missionary to Brazil in 1969 where he specialized in print media design and production. He and his family returned to the United States in 1992. In 2006 he founded the Eternity’s Values Project and which use the phrase “Live With Eternity’s Values in View” as a brand to awaken people to an eternal calling to be reconciled to God by believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then living with a biblical worldview.Eternity’s Values Project will use every means available to convince people to take a closer look at what really matters.

contact: Text 952-465-4486 /