Updated 09.12.23

Positions are for full-time solo pastors, unless otherwise noted

Congregations that are in a transition (no call committee is formed) 

Baudette Parish (Conf. 1)

First & Immanuel, Warren (Conf. 2) 

Calvary, Winger (Conf. 2)

Bethel & Zion, Rural Bagley (Conf. 4) – Looking for a part-time SAM or rostered minister to serve 

Nora and Kirkebo, Perley (Conf. 5)

Glyndon (Conf. 5)

Grove Lake (Conf. 7)

Osakis Lutheran, Osakis (Conf. 8)

Trinity Lutheran, Thief River Falls (Conf. 2)

In Interim or Self-Study 

These congregations intend to call a new rostered leader. They have formed a call committee.   

St. Pauli, rural Thief River Falls (Conf. 2)

St. Paul's, Crookston, Pr. Chad Brucklacher interim (Conf. 3)

First, Akeley Pr. Maribeth McGoven (Conf. 4)

Gloria Dei, Felton and Winchester, Borup,  Pr. Matt Valan interim (Conf. 5) 

First Evangical/Elmo, Parker's Prairie, Pr. Greg Billberg, part-time interim (Conf. 6)

First, Fergus Falls, Pr. Tiffany Sundeen, interim (Conf. 7)

Grace, Detroit Lakes Pr. Mike Schedel, part-time interim (Conf. 6)

Considering Candidates   

These congregations have submitted their MSP's to the ELCA mobility database and are ready to interview candidates for Call.   

Zion, Warroad, Pr. Keith Zeh, interim (Conf. 1)

Goodridge Parish (Conf. 2)

Bethlehem and Nazareth, Newfolden and Holt (Conf. 2) 

First, Mahnomen, Pr. Ruth Hetland, interim (Conf. 3)

Trinity, Laporte (Conf. 4)

Shepherd of the Pines, Shevlin & Solway (Conf. 4) part-time

Good Shepherd/Our Savior’s, Clearbrook (Conf. 4) 

Our Savior's, Barnesville, Pr. Clay Ellingson, interim (Conf. 5)

Our Saviour's Sebeka/Balsamland (Conf. 6)

Zion, Amor, Pr. Doug Stave, interim (Conf. 7) 

Bethel, Herman, George Heideman, SAM (Conf. 8)

First, Alexandria (associate pastor of intergenerational ministry) (Conf. 8) 

Calls in Process/Final Candidates  

These congregations are no longer receiving names because they have a final candidate, are preparing for a congregational meeting to call a rostered minister–or are awaiting a response from a rostered minister who has already been called.  

Grygla Parish (Conf. 2)

Lake Park Lutheran, Lake Park (Conf. 5)

MSUM, campus pastor (Conf. 5) part-time

Zion, Franklin Lake (Conf. 7)

Nidaros, Clitherall (Conf. 7) part-time

First, Alexandria (part-time pastor care)  (Conf. 8)

Faith, Milton, (Conf. 8) part-time

Trinity/Oscar Lake