Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings 2018-01-03T16:40:12+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. Tom Gustafson will be ordained Saturday, January 13 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington.  He has been called to serve Messiah Lutheran Church in Minneapolis as pastor
Mr. Peter Schattauer will be ordained Sunday, February 18 at Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove.  He has been called to serve Advent as associate pastor
The Rev. Jerod Freeberg, from Southeastern Minnesota Synod to St. John’s, Shakopee, associate pastor

Within the Synod:

The Rev. Micah Pearson, from St. Andrew, East Bethel, to Woodlake, Richfield, pastor

Goings/Retirements with Godspeed:

The Rev. Janice Bornhoft, from on-leave-from-call, retired December 31, 2017
Deacon James Hild, from All Saints Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, retired December 31, 2017
The Rev. Donald Knudson, from Ebenezer Care Center, Minneapolis, retired December 31, 2017
The Rev. Charles Lindquist, from World Mission Prayer League, retired December 31, 2017
The Rev. Catherine Malotky, from Luther Seminary, retired December 31, 2017

Congregations in Interim:

Braham, Braham, pastor
Calvary, Edina, pastor
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)
St. Philip’s, Fridley, senior pastor

Congregations in Active Call Process:

Bethany, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)
Calvary, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Hope, Minneapolis, pastor
Zion Evangelical, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)

Congregations Calling Final Candidate:

Christ the King, Bloomington, associate pastor
East Union, Carver, pastor
Holy Trinity, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Norwegian Memorial, Minneapolis, pastor
West Union, Carver, pastor


Updated 1/3/18