Call Committee

Call Committee Members

  • Larry Cruse - Call Committee Chair
  • Ann Decker
  • Kent Hasse
  • Carol Kolodejchuk
  • Paul Lundquist
  • Tom Steers
  • Margie Theis
  • Erica Wirtz

Call Process Timline

  • Congregation provides ministry site profile and job description
  • Congregation receives names of candidates
  • Candidate interviews and visits site
  • Candidate undergoes background check and congregation votes
  • Candate discerns
  • Candidate accepts and moves
  • Congregation celebrates and welcomes new Pastor.

Call Committee Update as of July 11, 2017: The Call Process for a new Senior Pastor is progressing steadily. At the June 20th EULC Council meeting the Ministry Site Profile was unanimously approved. The Ministry Site Profile was then submitted to the Minneapolis Area Synod where it will be reviewed by Bishop Ann Svennungsen and Call Coordinator Pastor Craig Pederson. The Call Committee met with Pastor Craig Pederson to dicuss the call process and Ministry Site Profile. On Sunday, August 6, we will be blessed to have Bishop Svennungsen join us for our Worship Service and Fellowship. During Fellowship we will have the opportunity to engage with the Bishop on the Call Process. Please make every attempt to attend this special event. After the Site Profile review is completed, the Ministry Site Profile will be used as a job posting for potential applicants. It is difficult to project an exact schedule for the completion of the call process. It is likely to to take at least another 6-9 months to complete, but the Call Committee will continue to schedule temple talks and provide updates via the monthly newsletter and the EULC website.