Congregations of the Minneapolis Area Synod conduct between 30 and 40 call processes every year. “We are impressed with the caliber of pastors and leaders called to serve in our synod – and invest in the ongoing growth and excellence of our leaders,” affirms Bishop Ann Svennungsen.
Rostered leaders interested in a call in this synod prepare and post a Rostered Leader Profile (RLP) as a first step. The synod continually updates a list of congregations engaged in call processes. If you are interested in your RLP being submitted to a particular congregation, please contact Karen Ohm, who will bring your name to the synod staff for the first step in the discernment process.
The synod staff meets every week to prayerfully consider candidates whose gifts match with congregations in a call process.
About 84.5 percent of ordained men and women are actively serving in congregations.
Call Process Timeline
Congregation provides ministry site profile and job description
Congregation receives names of candidates
Candidate interviews and visits site
Candidate undergoes background check and congregation votes
Candidate accepts and moves
Congregation celebrates and welcomes new Pastor
Ministry Site Profile
Use the ELCA Ministry Site Profile (MSP) to describe your mission and improve your search for a rostered leader.