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
Moorhead, Our Savior’s
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 (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)
Borup, Winchester & Felton, Gloria Dei (Kristen Frantsvog, interim)
Fergus Falls, First, senior (Marcus Kunz, interim)
Karlstad, First (Mark Helgeland, retired interim)
Lancaster, Sion (Timothy Peterson, SAM)
Moorhead, Bethesda (Phil Holtan, retired interim)
Park Rapids, Calvary, associate
Perham, Calvary, senior (Steve Dahl, senior interim)
Staples, Faith (Saul Stensvaag, retired 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.
Bagley, Faith (LeRoy Yarger, retired interim) – call accepted
Dilworth, Dilworth, senior (Paul Balaban, senior interim)
Hoffman, Messiah (Nathan Thompson, contract for services)
Warroad, Zion (Mary Ronning-Gilthvedt, interim)