Besides hosting former President Barak Obama’s first community organization office at Reformation Lutheran Church in the Roseland community of Chicago, he is most proud of organizing local churches and businesses in the redevelopment of the community of North Minneapolis. As a result of this groundwork, Redeemer Center for Life (RCFL) was born and is still changing lives today. RCFL is a nonprofit organization committed to youth training, attainable housing, and workforce development in the Harrison neighborhood. Since 1998, this place-based organization has celebrated and reinforced the diversity of Minneapolis’s Northside through social action as well as financial and programmatic investment in its people, ideas, and enterprises.

In Norway, Dr. Partee served as a street outreach pastor and as director of the Church City Mission in Oslo, and senior chaplain at the state prison in Baerum. In addition to his work as a chaplain, he works as a counselor and coach for men.