Our Team


Steve Barns- Office Manager 

Steve has been a member of South Maple United Methodist Church since 1972, and has managed the church office for over 10 years.

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Shelby Loffelmacher- Children's & Youth Coordinator 

Shelby grew up in Open Heart UMC (while it was know as South Maple), and was baptized and confirmed here.  She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, and has love for children, cooking, gardening, and studying anthropology.  Shelby demonstates the ability to share the love of Jesus with children and youth from all walks of life. 


Linda Pottorff- Music & Altar Design

Linda has been a member of Open Heart for over three decades, and has a passion for music, creating beautiful worship spaces, and leading small group studies.  Many of  our creative altar designs are created by Linda.  She also plays the piano for many of our traditional worship services.   

Pinky Horner- Office Assistant & Coordinator of Tabitha's Closet 


Originally from Georgia, Pinky brings energy and a southern flair wherever she goes.  Pinky subs in the office part-time, and also coordinates our free clothing ministry, Tabitha's Closet.  

RJ Strube- Custodian

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RJ is a dedicated servant to keeping the church clean and prepared for the various ministries at Open Heart.   RJ can be counted on to set up tables, give members rides to worship, and more.