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Call Process News

Interim Directing Pastor – September 1

The church council has invited Pr. Peter Strommen to serve as interim directing pastor. In accordance with our church constitution, the synod recommended Pr. Peter Strommen and the council approved.  Pr. Peter has extensive experience as a pastor, bishop, and interim pastor throughout the midwest. There will be opportunities to get to know Pr. Peter after October 3. Pr….

Call Process Update – August 24

Your Call Committee has been working, but the reality of summer absences for all those involved in the process has restrained progress a bit.  We continue to be open to congregational nominations and thank those who have come forward in that way.  We anticipate more substantive news as the fall approaches.  Your prayers in support…

Call Process Update – August 8

Your call committee continues to meet frequently and has begun to receive materials on candidates from the Bishop’s office.  This process remains open and nominations via the congregation are welcome.   Forms to make such nominations are available in the church office.   As mentioned previously all candidates are vetted through the office of the Bishop…

July Call Process Update

Thank you, Zumbro! More than 200 members responded to the church’s recent survey, offering thoughtful words of ‘hope for our future’ and views of top skills and ministry tasks needed in our next directing pastor. Your survey results helped complete our Ministry Site Profile (MSP) allowing it to be posted on our national ELCA website…

How is the Call Process Going?

Since April, Zumbro’s call committee has been meeting regularly, getting to know one another, and making good progress on the first steps toward identifying strong candidates for us to interview in the near future. They’ve been sharing their perspectives on Zumbro’s mission, compiling specific data and congregational history, and working to complete the goals of…