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:

Ms. Korla Masters has been called by Shepherd of the Lake, Prior Lake, as associate pastor.  She will be ordained October 27 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.
The Rev. E. Peter Strommen, from South Dakota Synod, retired
Rev. Timothy Schroeder has been called by Peace, Coon Rapids as associate pastor.  He was ordained September 20 at University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis.
The Rev. Bryant Bakkum, from Greater Milwaukee Synod to Prairie, Eden Prairie, associate pastor
The Rev. Laura Laughlin, from Eastern North Dakota Synod to Crown of Glory, Chaska, associate pastor

Within the Synod:

The Rev. D. Foy Christopherson, from Central, Minneapolis, to on leave from call
The Rev. Jo Bauman Johnson, from Gustavus Adolphus, Minneapolis, to on leave from call

Goings/Retirement, with Godspeed:

The Rev. William J. Wilson, retired, resigned from the roster
The Rev. Elette Gamble Rogers, from Augustana Care Corp., Minneapolis, to the Indiana-Kentucky Synod
The Rev. Marion Rova, retired, to the Northeastern Minnesota Synod

Congregations in Interim/Study:

All Saints, Norwood Young America, associate pastor
Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Christ the River of Life, Minneapolis, pastor
Cross of Glory, Brooklyn Center, pastor
Faith, Isanti, pastor
First, Crystal, pastor
Gustavus Adolphus, Minneapolis, pastor
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, pastor
Our Fathers, Rockford, co-pastor
Our Saviour’s, East Bethel, senior pastor
Saint Barnabas, Plymouth, senior pastor
Spirit of Joy, Buffalo, pastor

Congregations in Active Call Process:

Faith, Coon Rapids, associate pastor
Nokomis Heights, Minneapolis, pastor
Shepherd of the Hills, Edina, associate pastor
Zion, Buffalo, associate pastor

Congregations Calling Final Candidate:

Edina Community, Edina, co-pastor

Updated 9/26/19