Rev. Paul J. Erdal

paulerdalAssistant to the Bishop for Stewardship

Office Phone: (218) 299-3019;
Cell Phone: (218) 443-2106

As an assistant to the bishop, Paul functions in collaboration with other members of the synod pastoral staff in:

  • word and sacrament ministry;
  • serve as synod liaison in pastoral care and call process to congregations, rostered leaders/families, and others in the synodical family;
  • mission interpreter of God’s work in our synod;
  • major events coordinator (synod assembly and stewardship related events).

Paul’s focus and passions include:

  • Teach principles of biblical stewardship
  • Sojourner with congregations and their leaders in stewarding our lives into God’s Mission
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive approach to sharing the stories of mission
  • Encourage congregational mission support and other streams of income to fund synod/ELCA ministries
  • Assist in finance and administration of the synod, in collaboration with the bishop
  • Serve as liaison to designated synod, ELCA, ecumenical and inter-­‐faith ministries (such as: Outdoor ministries; Lutheran Advocacy-­‐Minnesota; ELCA Hunger; ELCA Disaster Response; and other ecumenical and inter-­‐faith advocacy partners)