Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings2019-02-07T15:33:59+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. Ian McConnell will be ordained Sunday, February 17, at Westwood Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park.  He has been called to serve Normandale, Edina, as associate pastor
The Rev. Anne Brit Aasland, from the Church of Norway to Norwegian Memorial Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Within the Synod:

Deacon Tammy Devine, from Portico Benefit Services to on-leave-from-call
The Rev. Durk Thompson, Grace, Bloomington, pastor; continuing to serve Spirit of Christ, St. Louis Park
The Rev. Doug Mork, from Cross of Glory, Brooklyn Park, to on-leave-from-call
The Rev. Gale Reitan, from Spirit of Joy, Buffalo, to on-leave-from-call
The Rev. Emily Meyer, from on-leave-from-call to director, Confirmation Reformation

Goings/Retirement, with Godspeed:

The Rev. Drew Flathmann, from Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, retired

Congregations in Interim/Study:

Christ Memorial, Plymouth, pastor
Cross of Glory, Brooklyn Center, pastor
Crown of Glory, Chaska, associate pastor
Edina Community, Edina, co-pastor
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, pastor
Long Lake, Isanti, senior pastor
Normandale, Edina, associate pastor
Our Fathers, Rockford, co-pastor
Peace, Bloomington, associate pastor
Prince of Peace, St. Louis Park, pastor
River of Life, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)
Spirit of Joy, Buffalo, pastor
Zion, Buffalo, associate pastor

Congregations in Active Call Process:

Family of Christ, Chanhassen, associate pastor (pt)
Good Shepherd, Minneapolis, associate pastor
Grace, Andover, senior pastor
Prairie, Eden Prairie, associate pastor
Salem, Dalbo and Siloa, Braham, pastor (ft or pt)
St. Andrew, East Bethel, pastor (pt)
St. John’s, Mound, associate pastor (pt)
Trinity, Monticello, pastor
Woodlake, Richfield, associate pastor

Congregations Calling Final Candidate:

House of Prayer, Richfield, associate

Updated 2/7/19