This year Grace looks ahead toward pastoral transition, as Co-Pastors Mary Halvorson and Dan Garnaas will retire effective May 31, 2021. This page is dedicated to information about the Call Process, including relevant documents and meeting announcements.
A Call Committee has been established to help facilitate the process. The members of this committee are:
Patty Lee, chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Olson, non-voting (Congregation President) – email@example.com
Pastor Kate Reuer Welton, non-voting (Campus Pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministry-Twin Cities)
To offer comments or ask questions, you may contact Patty or Stan, or you may use this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thus far this committee has been working to gather information about our congregation and surrounding community to complete a Ministry Site Profile (MSP). The MSP draft below is updated based upon the congregational conversation in February:
Part of our planning is to acknowledge that grief is and will be part of the transition. A separate group (from the Call Committee) is facilitating a process for our congregation to tend to this. Read more here: Grief in a Pastoral Transition
Email sent February 4, 2021 – https://mailchi.mp/graceattheu/from-the-call-committee-timeline-msp-and-process