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.
Bemidji, First, associate (serving with campus ministry Bemidji State University)
Borup, Winchester & Felton, Gloria Dei (Kristen Frantsvog, interim)
Browerville, Zion (Del Moen, interim)
Dilworth, Dilworth, senior (Arlen Hermodson, retired senior interim)
East Grand Forks, Our Savior’s, senior (Paul Trenne, interim)
Fergus Falls, First, senior (Erick Thompson, 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)
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.
Bagley, Faith (LeRoy Yarger, retired interim)
Crookston, Trinity, associate (serving with First Presbyterian Church, Crookston)
Elbow Lake, Aastad & Rock Prairie (John Zadrazil, SAM interim)
Gatzke, Our Savior’s & United
Karlstad, First (Mark Helgeland, retired interim)
Middle River, First (Cheryl Carriere, SAM interim)
Pelican Rapids, Trinity, adding associate
Perham, Calvary, senior (Steve Dahl, senior interim)
Thief River Falls, Redeemer (Darrel Cory, 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.
Mahnomen, First (Benjamin Carlsen, interim) – call accepted
Warroad, Zion (Mary Ronning-Gilthvedt, interim)