And God’s gifts were given…. to equip the saints for the work of ministry for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 2).

For the past four years, this synod has been blessed by the ministry of Pr. Stephen Cook, called especially to lead the ministry of equipping synod congregations. Pr. Steve has discerned that he will retire by the end of 2022. We are grateful to God for Pr. Steve’s ministry and grateful to him for his leadership in so many areas of synod life.

Read the Synod Minister/Equip Congregation position description.
This Synod Minister position will continue to focus on call processes and will require knowledge and experience working in finances. Rostered Ministers applying for this position must submit an updated RMP, cover letter and resume to Tammy Schacher – [email protected]  by August 29, 2022. Interviews with prospective candidates will take place during September, with the call announced in early October and the Synod Minister beginning to serve by mid-November and overlapping with Pr. Steve.

Please prayerfully consider encouraging someone you know, or you yourself, to discern a match of gifts, strengths, passion, skills, faith, and call for this vital position.  For questions or conversation, contact Bp. Dee Pederson, [email protected] or Tammy Schacher, [email protected]  (Note that they will be away for the ELCA Churchwide Assembly August 6-13.)

Synod Minister/Equip Congregation Leaders PDF

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