Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings 2017-10-06T13:24:45+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. Steven Arnold will be consecrated as a deacon on October 15, 2017. He has been called to serve Crestview Senior Community as chaplain
Ms. Emily Martin will be ordained November 10, 2017 at St. Mark Evangelical, Davenport, IA.  She has been called to serve Cambridge Lutheran, Cambridge, as associate pastor
The Rev. Babette Chatman, ordained September 24, 2017, to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, associate pastor
The Rev. Matthew Johnson, ordained September 26, 2017, to serve Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, interim associate pastor
The Revs. Ben and Alicia Hilding, from Northwestern Minnesota Synod to Holy Trinity, New Prague, co-pastors
Deacon Stephanie Luedtke, from Greater Milwaukee Synod to St. Luke’s, Bloomington, minister of faith formation
The Rev. Julie Beck, from UCC to Braham, Braham, interim pastor
The Rev. Tim Peterson, from Saint Paul Area Synod to Norwegian Memorial Lutheran Church, interim pastor
The Rev. Elaine Silpala, from Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, retired

Within the Synod:

The Rev. Dan Doerrer, from Nativity, Minneapolis to Elim, Robbinsdale, senior pastor
The Rev. Hollie Holt-Woehl, from on-leave-from-call to Hope, Minneapolis, interim pastor

Goings/Retirements with Godspeed:

The Rev. Jonathan Yarger, Calvary, Edina to on-leave-from-call
The Rev. Drew Bakken, from Mt. Olivet, Minneapolis, Northeastern Minnesota Synod
Ms. Mary Brown, on-leave from call, removed from the roster of Ministers of Word and Sacrament
Mr. Mark Lepper, on-leave-from-call, removed from the roster of Ministers of Word and Sacrament
Ms. Amy Kumm-Hanson, on-leave-from-call, resigned from the roster of Ministers of Word and Sacrament

Congregations in Interim:

Braham, Braham, pastor
Calvary, Edina, pastor
Grace, Bloomington, pastor
Holy Trinity, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Hope, Minneapolis, pastor
Norwegian Memorial, Minneapolis, pastor
Peace, Coon Rapids, associate pastor
Richfield, Richfield, pastor
Salem Ev., Minneapolis, pastor
Siloa, Braham, pastor (pt)
St. John, Zimmerman, pastor
St. Paul’s, Minnetonka, pastor
St. Philip’s, Fridley, senior pastor
Zion, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)

Congregations in Active Call Process:

Advent, Maple Grove, associate pastor
Bethany, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)
Calvary, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Christ the King, Bloomington, associate pastor
East Union, pastor
St. John’s, Shakopee, associate pastor
West Union, Carver, pastor

Congregations Calling Final Candidate:

Bethlehem Twin Cities, senior pastor
Edina Community, Edina, co-pastor
Messiah, Minneapolis, associate pastor
Nativity, Minneapolis, associate pastor
Spirit Garage, Minneapolis, pastor
Woodlake, Richfield, pastor

Updated 10/6/17