Updated 07.01.24

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

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

Baudette Parish, Calista Wolf, SAM (Conf. 1)

First & Immanuel, Warren (Conf. 2) 

Calvary, Winger (Conf. 2)

First Lutheran, Middle River and Our Savior's Thief Lake (Conf. 2)

Oklee Parish (Conf. 2)

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

Bethany, Nevis (CONF. 4) 

Our Redeemer, Puposky and Trinity, Debs; Mark Kuleta, SAM interim (CONF. 4) 

Nora and Kirkebo, Perley Sonja Maline, SAM (Conf. 5)

Living Grace, Hawley (Conf. 5) part-time SAM or RM 

MSUM (Conf. 5) - Looking for a part-time rostered or lay leader, interim Dn. Yvonne Steindal 

Eksjo & Augustana, (Conf. 6); Pastor Bob Kirchman, interim 

Esther Lutheran in Miltona (Conf. 7)

Hope Lutheran in Fergus Falls (Conf. 7)


In Interim or Self-Study 

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

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

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

Glyndon Lutheran, Glyndon (Conf. 5)

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

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


Considering Candidates   

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

Goodridge Parish  Kris Snyder, SAM (Conf. 2)

Trinity Lutheran, Thief River Falls (Conf. 2)

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

Bethany and Holy Trinity in East Grand Forks (Conf. 3)

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

United in Christ Parish, Fertile area, (Conf. 3) 

Trinity Lutheran, Laporte (Conf. 4)

Our Saviour's Sebeka/Balsamland  Janet Eckman, SAM (Conf. 6)

Grove Lake, El J, SAM (Conf. 7) part-time  

Osakis Lutheran, Osakis George Heidemann, SAM (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.  

Zion Lutheran, Warroad (Conf. 1)