Pastor Jim Roth
Rev. Jim Roth began serving as pastor of this congregation July 1, 2018. He is an ordained elder in full connection under appointment for this parish. Jim earned his masters of divinity degree from UDTS (Dubuque IA) in 2003.
Jim is married to Lou Ann; they reside at the EG UMC parsonage. Together they have two adult children (Emily & Kristina).
Pastor Jim's hobbies and interest include guitar, reading, running, and tennis; he has also been involved in various community clubs. He is a second career pastor having previously been employed as an engineer in the nuclear power industry (1984-2000).
Pat Manues and Joe Stein are filling in until a replacement can be hired.
Choral & Bell Choir Director
Cheryl Ketchem has been the Choral and Bell Choir Director since 2008. Cheryl, a graduate of Buena Vista University, came to Eagle Grove in January of 1997. In addition to her work at the church, she is a teacher, pianist, mother of two, and grandmother of two. Her hobbies include piano, photography, scrap booking, and baking.
Organist and Pianist
Ann Shriver is the organist and pianist for the church. Born and raised in Eagle Grove, she loves the town and county. She has been the organist at the United Methodist Church since about 1994, and an organist at Sacred Heart since 1977 at the age of 13 years. She started at Sacred Heart, played occassionally, and was later assigned the 5:30 Saturday mass when in High School. She states that she has a perfect son.