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News About Calls

Updated 7.8.2014

Rostered Ministry Vacancies

In Interim

  • Beaver Lake, Maplewood, pastor
  • Christ the Servant, Vadnais Heights, pastor
  • Faith, Forest Lake, senior pastor
  • Faith, Rosemount, pastor
  • Hmong Central, St. Paul, pastor
  • Holy Cross, Oakdale, senior pastor
  • Lakeview, Maplewood, pastor
  • Roseville, Roseville, senior pastor
  • Shepherd of the Hills, Shoreview, pastor
  • St. Mark’s, North St. Paul, senior pastor
  • St. Philip’s, Hastings, senior pastor
  • Trinity, Stillwater, associate pastor
  • Zion, Chisago City, pastor
  • Zion, St. Paul, pastor

Call Committee Active

  • Amazing Grace, Inver Grove Hts, associate pastor
  • Atonement, New Brighton, pastor
  • Christ, St. Paul, pastor
  • Farmington, Farmington, associate pastor
  • First, Harris, pastor
  • First, Taylor’s Falls, pastor
  • Galilee, Roseville, pastor
  • Gloria Dei, St. Paul, associate pastor
  • Lutheran Church of Peace, Maplewood, pastor
  • Our Savior’s, Stillwater, senior pastor
  • St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, associate pastor
  • St. James, Burnsville, associate pastor
  • St. Paul, Stillwater, senior pastor

Ordinations, Consecration, and Commissioning 

  • The Rev. Paul Dean, ordained June 7, 2014 as he accept a call to serve as associate pastor with Prince of Peace, Burnsville
  • Elizabeth Mangold, Associate in Ministry, commissioned May 18, 2014 as she accepts call to serve as chaplain with The Commons on Marice, Eagan

Calls Accepted

  • The Rev. Mark Gruner, pastor, Spring Lake, North Branch
  • The Rev. Patricia Lull, Bishop, Saint Paul Area Synod, St. Paul
  • The Rev. Ralph Olsen, interim senior pastor, St. Philip’s, Hastings
  • The Rev. Michael Peterson, interim pastor, Beaver Lake, Maplewood
  • The Rev. Karen Williams, pastor, Grace, St. Paul


  • The Rev. Charles Brown, effective June 1, 2014
  • The Rev. Ronald Olson, effective July 1, 2014
  • The Rev. Peter Rogness, effective July 1, 2014

Serving Interim Contract   

  • The Rev. James Barsch, interim pastor, Atonement, New Brighton
  • The Rev. Mark Becker, interim pastor, Christ, St. Paul
  • The Rev. Paul Harrington, interim pastor, Faith, Rosemount


  • The Rev. Elder Bentley, died May 26, 2104
  • The Rev. Lawrence (Ed) Frederick, died June 1, 2014
  • The Rev. Don Fredine, died June 20, 2014