Contact CB North Central through our staff.
Pat Phinney, Regional Director
PO Box 490441
Blaine, MN 55449
Pat was born third (just 5 minutes after his twin brother) into a family of six children. His father was in the military which meant they lived in many different places both in the USA and overseas. Pat joined the USAF during the Vietnam war. Following his time in the service, he met and married his wife, Karen. Together they moved to Portland, OR where Pat graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible and Western Seminary. They have two grown children, Andrea and Scott, and four grandchildren. Andrea and her husband Allen with their children, Nora and Lincoln, live in Apple Valley, MN. Scott and his wife Brooke with their children, Gabe and Anna, live in Lakeville, MN.
Since 1984 Pat has served in four churches –one in Oregon and three in Minnesota. Some of his ministry highlights include planting a church in the rural community of Wanamingo, MN and serving as a volunteer prison chaplain for a couple of years in Rochester, MN.
Pat enjoys running and exercising daily as well as other hobbies such as woodworking, gardening, fishing, traveling and spending as much time as possible with his children and grandchildren. Pat and Karen live in Bloomington, MN.
Pat has been serving as the Director of CB North Central since July 1, 2011.
Wendy Jonasen, Administrative Asst.
PO Box 490441
Blaine, MN 55449
Wendy was raised near Mora, MN. She and her husband Fred make their home in Harris, MN, where she enjoys spending time with family and friends. They have two adult children. Tiffany lives and works in Duluth, MN along with her husband Todd. Matt, with his wife Amy, live and work in the Twin Cities area and have two children, Maizy & Willa.
When not at work, Wendy enjoys gardening (or dirt therapy as she refers to it), home projects and quilting. Quilting is an activity that she has been involved in for some time. She enjoys creating quilts for herself, family and friends.
Her favorite verse is Psalm 71:23, "I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have redeemed me."
Amy Jo McNamee, Bookkeeper
Amy Jo was born and raised in the Twin Cities area and also has attended a CBNC church most her life. She graduated from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul with a finance degree in 1998 alongside her soon-to-be husband who was the second finance major to graduate that year. They were married in 1999 and have three children. A son Tanner and daughters Trinity and Macy. She worked as an accountant for 7 years after college and since leaving her full time accounting work and having children she has been doing bookkeeping from home for small businesses.
She and her family reside in Blaine, MN and attend Oak Park Community Church where the CBNC administrative office is located. She enjoys being outdoors with her family and has recently taken on hockey mom, baseball mom, dance mom and photography as a hobby.