First Lutheran Church is in a time of discernment as we call a new Associate Pastor to serve our congregation. You can follow our progress as we move through the call process in the coming months.

TRANSITION BEGINS

The Council discerns requirements and duties for Transitional Associate Pastor and requests recommendations from the Synod office.

Our Transitional Associate Pastor, Rev. Suzanne How, is called, installed and began March 20, 2022.

Our Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Megan Morrow, is assigned.

Transition Begins

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THE TRANSITION PROJECTS

Spiritual Director, Anne Kubr, is assigned to help us wrap the process in prayer.

Our Intergenerational Discernment Luncheon and Event was held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 9:30 am in the Activity Center.

Compile community demographics information.

Complete a community needs assessment.

The Transition Projects

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THE MINISTRY SITE PROFILE

Distribute Ministry Site Profile survey to the congregation.

The Council reviews the survey results.

The Council reviews and approves the draft Ministry Site Profile.

Share the draft Ministry Site Profile results for comment by the congregation.

The Council reviews and approves the Ministry Site Profile.

Submit the Ministry Site Profile to the Mobility Database System. (See a copy of the Ministry Site Profile on the top of the page.)

The Ministry Site Profile

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The Call Committee

Congregation members were invited to apply to serve on the Call Committee by April 3.

The Council has named the Call Committee.

Install and train the Call Committee.

Select the Chair of the Call Committee (Dawn Brock)

The Call Committee prepares to receive candidates.

The Call Committee receives candidate names.

The Call Committee interviews the candidate(s).

The Call Committee

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COUNCIL INTERVIEWS CANDIDATE

The Council receives a recommendation of a candidate from the Call Committee.

The Council interviews the candidate.

The Council recommends a candidate to the congregation.

Council Interviews Candidate

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THE CONGREGATION MEETS THE CANDIDATE AND VOTES

The congregation welcomes and meets the candidate.

The congregation meets to vote on calling the candidate.

A Letter of Call is extended to the candidate.

The Congregation Meets the Candidate and Votes

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THANK YOU & FAREWELL FOR THE TRANSITIONAL MINISTER

The congregation plans a farewell event for the Transitional Associate Pastor.

A farewell event is held for the Transitional Associate Pastor.

Thank You & Farewell for the Transitional Minister

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WELCOMING THE NEW PASTOR

Plans are made to welcome the new Associate Pastor.

The Associate Pastor begins serving.

The Associate Pastor is installed.

Welcoming the New Pastor

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For more information about the call process, feel free to contact our Council President, Fred Ohles

For more information about the call process, feel free to contact the chairperson of the call committee, Dawn Brock.