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:

The Rev. Mark Holman, from Northeastern Minnesota Synod, to Holy Trinity, Minneapolis, interim senior pastor.

Within the Synod:

The Rev. David Grant, from Grace, Bloomington to East Union, Carver, interim pastor
The Rev. Mary Pechauer, from First, Columbia Heights to Bethlehem – Twin Cities, interim associate pastor

Goings/Retirements with Godspeed:

The Rev. James Carlson, from Prince of Peace, Brooklyn Park, retired March 1, 2017
The Rev. Gary Wilkerson, from Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Counseling Center, retired February 16, 2017
The Rev. Robert Farlee, from Augsburg Fortress, retired March 3, 2017

Congregations in Interim:

Calvary, Minneapolis, senior pastor
East Union, Carver, pastor
Grace, Bloomington, pastor
Holy Trinity, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Holy Trinity, New Prague, pastor
Hope, Minneapolis, pastor
River of Life, Minneapolis, pastor
Siloa, Braham, pastor (pt)
St. John’s, Shakopee, associate pastor
St. Philip’s, Fridley, senior pastor
Valley of Peace, Golden Valley, pastor
West Union, Carver, pastor
Westwood, St. Louis Park, associate pastor
Woodlake, Richfield, pastor

Congregations in Active Call Process:

Cambridge, Cambridge, associate pastor
Christ the King, Bloomington, associate pastor
Elim, Robbinsdale, senior pastor
First, Columbia Heights, senior pastor
Lyndale, Maple Plain, pastor
Spirit of Christ, St. Louis Park, pastor

Congregations Calling Final Candidate:

Mount Olivet, Minneapolis, senior pastor
St. Timothy’s, Columbia Heights, pastor
University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, associate pastor
Zion, Anoka, deacon


Updated 3/21/17