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. LisaMarie Doerrmann, ordained July 9, 2017, to Advent Lutheran, Anoka, associate pastor of evangelism.
The Rev. Miriam Samuelson-Roberts, ordained June 18, 2017, to Westwood Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park, associate pastor.
The Rev. Kristin Skare, ordained June 25, 2017, to Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, pastor of spiritual care.
The Rev. Tyler Strom, ordained June 25, 2017, to Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, pastor of faith in action.
The Rev. Emily Werner, from North/West Lower Michigan Synod, on leave from call.
Within the Synod:
The Rev. Kristie Hennig from on leave from call to Christ the King, Bloomington, interim associate pastor
The Rev. Gretchen Enoch from Mount Olivet, Minneapolis to on leave from call
The Rev. Emily Meyer from Peace, Plymouth to on leave from call
Goings/Retirements with Godspeed:
The Rev. Harold Peterson, retired, to Southwestern Minnesota Synod
The Rev. Julie Rogness, from Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry to Saint Paul Area Synod
The Rev. Tim Tengblad, from Advent, Maple Grove, retired July 15, 2017
Congregations in Interim:
Advent, Maple Grove, pastor
Bethlehem Twin Cities, senior pastor
Braham, Braham, pastor
East Union, Carver, pastor
Grace, Bloomington, pastor
Holy Trinity, Minneapolis, senior pastor
Hope, Minneapolis, pastor
Norwegian Memorial, Minneapolis, pastor
Peace, Coon Rapids, associate pastor (pt)
River of Life, Minneapolis, pastor
Salem Evangelical, Minneapolis, pastor
Siloa, Braham, pastor (pt)
St. John’s, Shakopee, associate pastor
St. John, Zimmerman, pastor
St. Paul’s, Minnetonka, pastor
St. Philip’s, Fridley, senior pastor
Woodlake, Richfield, pastor
Zion, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)
Congregations in Active Call Process:
Bethany, Minneapolis, pastor (pt)
Calvary, Minneapolis, pastor
Cambridge, Cambridge, associate pastor
Christ the King, Bloomington, associate pastor
West Union, Carver, pastor
Congregations Calling Final Candidate:
Elim, Robbinsdale, senior pastor
First, Columbia Heights, senior pastor
Holy Trinity, New Prague, pastors
Lyndale, Maple Grove, pastor
Redeemer, Minneapolis, associate pastor
Spirit of Christ, St. Louis Park, pastor
Valley of Peace, Golden Valley, pastor