Minister Recommendation Form
We will forward all recommendations to our synod staff for consideration. The synod staff will help us determine which candidates our call committee should interview. Thank you for your suggestions.
Next Steps: Bishop and Congregation Meeting 06/15/2021
Quick recap:
Current Action Item – congregation members are encouraged to nominate pastors to be part of the call process. Forms are available at church (in the office and at the Welcome Desk) the folder to submit nominations is in the office. (This is supposed to go via Eblast and hopefully a website form as well.) 
 
Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Area Synod office is compiling a list of possible candidates as well. Once they have names from us, they will begin reaching out to pastors from their list or pastors who self-nominated and requested to be a part of our process. 
 
Bishop Ann thinks it will take 1-2 months to get a list of potential candidates compiled and brought to the Call Committee. From there the committee will review the candidates and their paperwork, and then decide who to invite to interview. 
 
Constant Action Item – Pray for the Call Committee for wisdom and discernment as they follow the guiding of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the person who will become our next pastor. Pray for Faith as we go through this transition process, that we can celebrate Pastor Dale and his ministry, as well as prepare our hearts to welcome a new pastor. 

The Bishop shares the official process for our call committee, and will answers questions from the congregation in the video linked here. Re-play by clikcing here >>> https://youtu.be/Z6Lve3Peu04

Call Committee Update
Upcoming timeline/steps for Call Committee-
– Bishop & Congregation Meeting: Monday, June 14th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary — the event will be live-streamed and people can submit their questions on the livestream chat
– A communication will be provided to the congregation for members to submit names of candidates they feel are qualified for the senior pastor role
Short Term goals:
Completion of Ministry Site Profile/forward to Synod.
Questions covered:
Church Programs, Goals of the Ministry.
What we are excited about:
Partnership/Engagement with Synod, Ministry Site Characteristics, Giftedness.
Members: Pat Butler, Jeanine Kruschke, Diane Hamilton, Brian Ebent, Craig Antolick, Doug Scholla, Shirley Granlund, Ann Rassman, Kelly Dreier, Matthias Bergstrom.
Ministry Site Profile
The Ministry Site Profile (MSP) is intended for use by congregations and church-related organizations that are seeking to call a rostered minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or a First Call candidate for rostered ministry. Congregations must complete the entire MSP. Church-related organizations may, with the concurrence of the synod bishop, complete only the required sections (Part I, III and IV).
Ministry Site Profile Download >>>
Current Action Item – congregation members are encouraged to nominate pastors to be part of the call process. Forms are available at church (in the office and at the Welcome Desk) the folder to submit nominations is in the office. (This is supposed to go via Eblast and hopefully a website form as well.) 
 
Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Area Synod office is compiling a list of possible candidates as well. Once they have names from us, they will begin reaching out to pastors from their list or pastors who self-nominated and requested to be a part of our process. 
 
Bishop Ann thinks it will take 1-2 months to get a list of potential candidates compiled and brought to the Call Committee. From there the committee will review the candidates and their paperwork, and then decide who to invite to interview. 
 
Constant Action Item – Pray for the Call Committee for wisdom and discernment as they follow the guiding of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the person who will become our next pastor. Pray for Faith as we go through this transition process, that we can celebrate Pastor Dale and his ministry, as well as prepare our hearts to welcome a new pastor.