Rev. Paul Erdal Called to be Assistant to the Bishop

Rev. Paul J. Erdal, 48, of Brainerd, MN has been issued a Letter of Call by the NW MN Synod Council to serve as Assistant to the Bishop for Stewardship. He will begin his work with the synod on September 1, 2015. Rev. Erdal was born in Korea, along with his younger sister. He was adopted by Pastor […]

2015 Synod Assembly Recap

Over 450 voting members and visitors converged on the campus of Concordia College, Moorhead, for the 2015 Northwestern Minnesota Synod Assembly, May 16-17.  Attendees heard keynoter Rev. Nancy Nyland address the assembly theme, “Mission:  Imaginable” (resources below) and participated in Bible study and heard the ELCA Churchwide Report with Western ND Synod Bishop Mark Narum.  Singer, […]

Bishops Address Care for Young Adults at Concordia College

submitted by Adam J. Copeland, Director of Theological Inquiry, Administrative-Faculty Program Coordinator, Faith & Leadership Concentration Three synod bishops gathered at Concordia College in late April as part of the college’s corporation assembly. Bishop Terry Brandt of Eastern North Dakota Synod, Bishop Jessica Crist of Montana Synod, and Bishop Larry Wohlrabe of Northwestern Minnesota Synod each presented in […]

Synod Council Ponders 2014 Budget Deficit

Members of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod Council met on February 21 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Moorhead. Council members discussed an array of issues. Significant discussion focused on the financial report for the synod’s 2014 fiscal year (February 1, 2014-January 31, 2015). After three years of growth in mission support giving from the congregations […]