Meet Our Staff

Senior Pastor Sean Lee




Pastor Sean Lee believes that there must be specific reasons why Southview SDA church should exist where the church is located. Therefore, Pastor Lee is excited to be a part of this faith community as a senior pastor. Pastor Lee is passionate about expanding the Kingdom of God here in the south of the Twin Cities Metro communities! Pastor Lee believes that we must be in the communities to reach out to the communities around us. As a result, pastor Lee is serving the community and the police officers of Minneapolis as MPD Chaplain. Pastor Lee is an endorsed chaplain by the North American Division of SDA Chaplaincy Ministry Department. His vision is that the Kingdom of God must begin here in our communities through the ministries of the Southview Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is married to Helen Kim, and they have two wonderful sons, and they are also very excited to be part of Southview! Pastor Lee loves music, especially male quartet music (he sings the first tenor!). Also, he loves spending time with his family on road trips, camping, biking, swimming, and playing basketball!

Associate Pastor Darnisha Thomas

Pastor Darnisha Thomas is excited to serve at the Southview Church as the Associate Pastor focusing in children and youth ministries. Her involvement in children’s ministry at the tender age of 11 was the beginning of something new. As a result of this unique calling, Pastor Nisha served as a presenter for the North American Division Children’s Ministries for 4 years during her matriculation at Andrews University Theological Seminary and the first year of her pastoral ministry journey. God has led her minister in various parts of the United States, Cuba, Panama, and Honduras. Pastor Nisha has an unquenchable love for Jesus and wants others to know who He is and learn to love and trust Him.

Head Elder- Tim Denniston 


Assistant Head Elders - Gerald Nyachae, Mark Trana, Scott Thayer

Treasurer - Bruce Houchins

Secretary / Clerk - Robin Trana

Head Deacon - George Omboga

Head Deaconess - Marie Denniston