Call Processes

Call Process Update
Positions are for full-time solo pastors, unless otherwise noted. Interims are listed where such information is available. Call process forms and information can be found here.

Updated 1/9/2017

In Self-Study

These congregations clearly intend to call a new rostered leader. They have formed a call committee or will be forming a call committee. 

Browerville, Zion (Del Moen, interim)
East Grand Forks, Our Savior’s, senior (Paul Trenne, interim)
Fergus Falls, First, senior (Erick Thompson, interim)
Mahnomen, First (Benjamin Carlsen, interim)
Moorhead, Bethesda (Phil Holtan, retired interim)
Park Rapids, Calvary, associate
Parkers Prairie, Esther (Tom Kolden, retired interim)
Pelican Rapids, Faith (Philip Johnson, interim)
Red Lake Falls, Black River
Staples, Faith (Saul Stensvaag, retired interim)
Turtle River, New Salem (Krehl Stringer, interim)
Warroad, Zion (Mary Ronning-Gilthvedt, interim)
Winger, Calvary & Bejou, Immanuel (Ernest Christensen & Gordon Syverson, retired interims)

Considering Candidates

These congregations have submitted their MSPs to the ELCA mobility database and are interviewing candidates for Call. 

Bagley, Faith (LeRoy Yarger, retired interim)
Crookston, Trinity, associate
Elbow Lake, Aastad & Rock Prairie (John Zadrazil, SAM interim)
Farwell, Oscar Lake & Holmes City, Trinity (Carol Olson, retired interim)
Gatzke, Our Savior’s & United
Hoffman, Messiah
Karlstad, First & Eidsvold (Mark Helgeland, retired interim)
Middle River, First
Pelican Rapids, Trinity, adding associate
Perham, Calvary, senior (Steve Dahl, senior interim)
Thief River Falls, Redeemer
Ulen, Bethlehem (Steve Wold, part-time retired interim)

Calls in Process

These congregations are preparing for a congregational meeting to call a rostered leaderor are awaiting a response from a rostered leader who has already been called. 

Ashby, Peace & Grue (Thomas Olson, retired interim) – call accepted
Battle Lake, First (Robert Nelson, retired interim)
Blackduck, Zion & Kelliher, Our Savior’s (Kenneth Bowman, interim) – call accepted
Fergus Falls, Bethlehem, associate (Jacob Anderson, interim associate)
Lake Park, Lake Park (Bill Thompson, retired interim) – call out
Pelican Rapids, Grove Lake (Gary Erdmann, retired interim)
Wheaton, Good Shepherd (Daniel Heath, interim) – call accepted