Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings 2018-03-07T17:35:10+00:00

The synod celebrates its leaders in their various stages of ministry. We are happy to share information about changes here.

“Change is constant in any living organism. That is no less true for communities of faith. Leaders change. New ordinands explore calls. Pastors retire.” – Ken Inskeep

New to the Synod:

Mr. Jeffrey Schulz will be ordained on Sunday, March 25 at Central Lutheran, Minneapolis.  He has been called to serve Bethany, Minneapolis, as pastor.
The Rev Grace Gravelle, from Southeastern Minnesota Synod to West Union, Carver, pastor
The Rev. Maria Anderson-Lippert, from New England Synod to Christ the King, Bloomington, associate pastor

Within the Synod:

The Rev. Beth Ann Gaede, from retired to senior acquisitions editor, Fortress Press
The Rev. Sarah Bunge, from on leave from call to East Union, Carver, pastor
The Rev. Ingrid Rasmussen, from associate pastor to senior pastor, Holy Trinity, Minneapolis
The Rev. Mark Hendrickson, from Bethany, Minneapolis, to on leave from call
The Rev. Sherri Sandoz, from Trinity, Monticello, to on leave from call

Goings/Retirements with Godspeed:

The Rev. Rolf Olson, retired, to Saint Paul Area Synod
Deacon William Sanden, from Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, to Saint Paul Area Synod
The Rev. Diane Reishus, from Martin Luther Campus, Bloomington, retired December 31, 2017
The Rev. Keith Long, from Word of Peace, Rogers, to Saint Paul Area Synod
The Rev. Richard Rittmaster, from on leave from call to retired, February 1, 2018
The Rev. Lynn Peterson, from on leave from call, retired December 31, 2017

Congregations in Interim:

Braham, Braham, pastor
Faith, Waconia, associate
Grace, Andover, senior pastor
Grace, Bloomington, pastor
Peace, Coon Rapids, associate pastor
Richfield, Richfield, pastor
Salem Ev., Minneapolis, pastor
Siloa, Braham, pastor (pt)
St. Andrew, East Bethel, pastor (pt)
St. John, Zimmerman, pastor
St. Paul’s, Minnetonka, pastor (pt)
Trinity, Long Lake, associate pastor
Trinity, Monticello, pastor

Congregations in Active Call Process:

Calvary, Edina, pastor (pt)
Calvary, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Grace, Bloomington, pastor
Holy Trinity, Minneapolis, associate pastor
St. Philip’s, Fridley, senior pastor

Congregations Calling Final Candidate:

Hope, Minneapolis, pastor
Mount Olivet, Minneapolis, associate pastor
Norwegian Memorial, Minneapolis, pastor
Zion Evangelical, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)


Updated 3/10/18