Dakotas Annual Conference
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Cory Thrall

Rev. Cory Thrall is the senior pastor of the Missouri Valley Parish (MVP), which includes Turtle Lake UMC, Washburn UMC, Center UMC, Salem UMC in Hazen, and Peace UMC in Beulah, North Dakota. Cory has been in ministry for more than 20 years. Cory’s experience in transforming rural faith communities started as a youth pastor in McPherson, Kansas, where the youth group was multiplied from one youth to a van ministry picking up kids from across the city. Cory brings revitalization and transformation to the MVP. Last year, Center UMC earned the One Matters Award for its dramatic transformation and outreach into the community of Center.