This is a time of transition in synod leadership and staffing as Bishop Jon Anderson accepts a new call to Luther Seminary and Pr. Dee Pederson transitions as Director for Evangelical Mission to Bishop-elect. We are happy now to post the position description for the next Director for Evangelical Mission (D.E.M.).
The D.E.M. is an ELCA churchwide staff member, deployed in the synod, serving as part of the synod’s pastoral staff and supervised day-to-day by the synod bishop. This is a great call. The D.E.M. is part of the creative and energetic network of 65 D.E.M.s from across the ELCA, who receive inspiration and resourcing because we are church together. We are seeking a leader who will walk with our congregations to strengthen their vitality as they serve God’s mission in a greatly-changed and changing context.
Applicants must have completed Rostered Minister Profile papers on file. Click here to apply, you will be directed to the ELCA website for an online application.
If you would like more information on staff transitions, please click here for a staffing update.
Rev. Jon Anderson
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9045
Rev. Stephen Cook
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9046
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop
Roster Administrator/Call Process
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9041
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9043
Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen
Co-Director of Gifts of Grace
Rev. Kelly France
Gifts of Grace Developer
Rev. Art Wiese, Glacial Ridge Conference
Rev. Dwaine Bruns, Great River Conference
Rev. Steve Rasmusson, Shetek/Prairie Conference
Rev. Dr. Kathryn Skoglund
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9047
Rev. Dee Pederson
Bishop-Elect, Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9048
Sister Sarah Hausken, Minister of Word and Service
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Direct Office Phone: 320-579-0838
Direct Office Phone: 507-627-9040
Rev. Keith Pearson
Regional Gift Planner
Office Phone: 612-718-4197