List of Current 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 12/21/2017

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. 

Alvarado, Hope; Oslo, Zion & Bigwoods (Loren Mellum, interim)
Baudette, First, Clementson & Wabanica (Paul Olsen, interim)
Dilworth, Dilworth, associate (Arlen Hermodson, part-time retired associate interim)
East Grand Forks, Our Savior’s, senior (Paul Trenne, interim)
Fergus Falls, Hope Evangelical (Bill Thompson, retired interim)
Greenbush, Bethel (Cheryl Berg, interim)
Moorhead, Our Savior’s (Karla Mickelson & Judy Holmen, interims)
Oklee, Salem & Zion (Christy Klemz, SAM interim)
Parkers Prairie, Esther (Tom Kolden, retired interim)
Shelly, Bethany & Shelly Marsh River; Nielsville, St. Petri; Cummings, ND, Salem
Thief River Falls, Redeemer (Darrel Cory, interim)
Winger, Calvary; Bejou, Immanuel; McIntosh, Our Savior’s (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. 

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 interim)
Laporte, Trinity (Melody Kirkpatrick, retired interim)
Pelican Rapids, Faith (Philip Johnson, interim)
Perham, Calvary, senior (Steve Dahl, senior interim)
Ulen, Bethlehem (Steve Wold, 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. 

Detroit Lakes, First, two co-pastor positions – calls accepted
Moorhead, Bethesda (Phil Holtan, retired interim) – call out
Park Rapids, Calvary, associate