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.
Borup, Winchester & Felton, Gloria Dei (Kristen Frantsvog, interim)
Browerville, Zion (Del Moen, interim)
Dilworth, Dilworth, senior (Paul Balaban, senior interim)
East Grand Forks, Our Savior’s, senior (Paul Trenne, interim)
Fergus Falls, First, senior (Erick Thompson, interim)
Park Rapids, Calvary, associate
Parkers Prairie, Esther (Tom Kolden, retired interim)
Pelican Rapids, Faith (Philip Johnson, 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)
Elbow Lake, Aastad & Rock Prairie (John Zadrazil, SAM interim)
Karlstad, First (Mark Helgeland, retired interim)
Moorhead, Bethesda (Phil Holtan, retired interim)
Pelican Rapids, Trinity, adding associate
Perham, Calvary, senior (Steve Dahl, senior interim)
Staples, Faith (Saul Stensvaag, retired interim)
Thief River Falls, Redeemer (Darrel Cory, 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)
Crookston, Trinity, associate (serving with First Presbyterian Church, Crookston) Karla Mickelson, interim associate
Detroit Lakes, Grace (Ann Newgard-Larson, interim) – call accepted
Warroad, Zion (Mary Ronning-Gilthvedt, interim)