Our Team


Eli Dodds- Office assistant  

Eli is a graduate of Rapid City Stevens High School, has attended Western Dakota Tech, and owns his own photography business. Eli has a heart for people and animals and is very skilled in all tech matters. You can find Eli in the office in Mon, Wed & Thur from 9:00am to noon.

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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.   

Katie Froom & Jennifer Peterson Coordinators of Tabitha's Closet 

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Katie and Jennifer are the friendly ladies that you'll likely meet while shopping in Tabitha's closet.  Both mothers to boys--they know the value of quality clothing!  To make an appointment to shop at Tabitha's, call the office at 605.343.1813

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.