Date of Ordination: 8/26/1972
Current Position: Senior Pastor - Trinity Lutheran Church - Moorhead, Minnesota
Congregation of Membership: Trinity Lutheran Church - Moorhead
Current and Past Board, Committee, and Community Involvement:
(Outside of Congregational Responsibility)
Luther Seminary Board of Directors - United Way Board- E.N.Dakota Synod Endowment Committee-Service Clubs - Estherville School Board- Dovre Center for Faith and Learning -
How do you debscribe yourself theologically?
I am centered in God's amazing grace. On October 13th, 1946 I was joined to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Tingvold Evangelical Lutheran Church near Underwood, Minnesota. This grace- centered event was the beginning of a lifelong gift of daily dying to sin and daily rising to live before God in righteousness and purity. (Luther's Small Catechism)
What gifts do you believe you would bring to the office of the bishop in the Eastern North Dakota Synod?
What is your concept of the primary roles of a synodical bishop in the Eastern North Dakota Synod?
The primary role of a Bishop is to support the congregations of the Synod in their life and mission. This support includes working with Pastors, providing educational opportunities for growth and refreshment, assisting congregations in times of conflict and pain, and supporting and interpreting the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
What are the key skills required of the bishop in the Eastern North Dakota Synod?
1) Preaching the Gospel 2) teaching the Gospel 3) providing pastoral care with wise love 4) Supporting others as they do 1,2, and 3.
How do you practice care of other and yourself?
I enjoy playing golf, cross country skiing, reading and playing with my grandchildren, Conner and Ethan