Pastor Dayne Zachrison

cell:  701-840-7294
      Pastor Dayne has been serving Epworth since July of 2012.  Prior to his appointment in Valley City, Pastor Dayne served churches in Nebraska and in Yankton, Watertown, and Clark, SD. 
     A graduate of Jud High School and Jamestown College, Dayne continued his education with an M.Div from Saint Paul School of Theology and was ordained as an Elder in 2005.
     Dayne and his wife Aimee, along with their daughter Camille, are pleased to be living here in Valley City as a part of this community.

Anita Tulp

Office Administrator

Hi everyone! I am Anita Tulp and I have been a member of Epworth for over 20 years. Many of you probably know that my husband Kevin and I lived and worked at Wesley Acres Camp for nearly 20 years. We have three grown children and 8 grandchildren. I enjoy being "gramma" and in any spare time I have, I like to garden, read, and quilt with my sister. I am excited to be back in the ministry of the church and enjoy the wonderful variety of challenges that my position as office administrator experiences. I especially enjoy the opportunity to grow in faith along with everyone here at Epworth.
-Blessings, Anita

Dawn Thomsen

Director of Christian Education

Hello everyone!  I'm Dawn Thomsen, born & raised here in Valley City & here at Epworth UMC.  I married my high school sweatheart, Brent Thomsen in Oct. 2000.  We have 2 beautiful daughters Alyssa & Chesney.  We have lived in Valley City all our lives except a few years while going to school.  When Brent graduated from chiropractic college, we came back for him to take over his dad's practice at Thomsen Chiropractic.
Besides taking on the Christian Education position, I am the Manage at Epworth's Holy Grounds coffee kiosk and a server at Sabir's. Both our girls are in gymnastics & are level 4 gymnasts this year.
We are a very busy family, but I am looking forward to growing in my faith along with the wonderful families in our church!
Blessings to you all!!

VirLyn Hoff

Congregational Care Coordinator


Hello, I’m VirLyn Hoff. My husband Gordon and I have been members here at Epworth since we moved to Valley City as newlyweds. I have served on various committees of the church and I am active in the Sunday School and United Methodist Women. The people of Epworth have shown me the importance, the necessity, of being in a community of believers. I am honored to serve the congregation through the work in the office at this time. As an elementary teacher by profession, I treasure caring for and watching my two birth grandchildren grow and learn, along with three honorary grandchildren, plus whomever else God brings into my life. I am glad to greet you in church.