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.
These congregations clearly intend to call a new rostered leader. They have formed a call committee or will be forming a call committee.
Baudette, First, Clementson, Wabanica
Browerville, Zion (Del Moen, interim)
East Grand Forks, Our Savior’s, senior (Paul Trenne, interim)
Fergus Falls, Hope Evangelical (Bill Thompson, retired interim)
Moorhead, Our Savior’s (Karla Mickelson & Judy Holmen, interims)
Oklee, Salem & Zion (Christy Shelinbarger, SAM interim)
Parkers Prairie, Esther (Tom Kolden, retired interim)
Pelican Rapids, Faith (Philip Johnson, interim)
Thief River Falls, Redeemer (Darrel Cory, interim)
Winger, Calvary, Bejou, Immanuel, McIntosh, Our Savior’s (Ernest Christensen & Gordon Syverson, retired interims)
These congregations have submitted their MSPs to the ELCA mobility database and are interviewing candidates for Call.
Bemidji, First, associate (serving with campus ministry Bemidji State University)
Fergus Falls, First, senior (Marcus Kunz & Martha Halls, interims)
Karlstad, First (Mark Helgeland, retired interim)
Lancaster, Sion (Timothy Peterson, SAM)
Park Rapids, Calvary, associate
Perham, Calvary, senior (Steve Dahl, senior interim)
Turtle River, New Salem (Krehl Stringer, interim)
Ulen, Bethlehem (Steve Wold, retired interim)
Calls in Process
These congregations are preparing for a congregational meeting to call a rostered leader–or are awaiting a response from a rostered leader who has already been called.
Borup, Winchester & Felton, Gloria Dei (Kristen Frantsvog, interim)
Dilworth, Dilworth, senior (Paul Balaban, senior interim)
Hoffman, Messiah (Nathan Thompson, contract for services) – call accepted
Staples, Faith (Saul Stensvaag, retired interim) – call out
Warroad, Zion (Mary Ronning-Gilthvedt, interim) – call accepted