Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries affirms & supports LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders and those pursuing a call to rostered leadership while engaging allied congregations & ministries to proclaim God’s love and seek justice for all

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August 10, 3 p.m. CT  Ordination and Installation of Javen Swanson as Associate Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN

August 16, 1 p.m. PT Ordination and Installation of Brenda Bos as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in San Clemente, CA

August 16, 2 p.m. ET Ordination of Paul Gibson (called to Trinity Lutheran in St. Petersburg, FL), St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clearwater FL

August 23, 11 a.m. MT Ordination of Emily Ewing (called to be a Mission Developer of Christ the King Church in South Jordan, UT), Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at the Vail Interfaith Chapel in Vail, CO

Sept 15 – 19 ELM ED Amalia Vagts in Seattle/Portland Area

Sept 21 – 23 ELM Fall Board Meeting, ARC Retreat Center, Minnesota

Sept 27, 11 a.m. ET Ordination of Julie Recher, Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing, PA

April 17 – 20, 2015 - 2015 Proclaim Gathering- Stony Point, NY (45 minutes from New York City) 




Current Proclaim Members

Listing of Proclaim members.

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Proclaim Pulpit Supply

See Proclaim members available to preach and preside in your area.

Candidacy and LGBTQ Individuals

A resource for ELCA candidacy committees working with LGBTQ individuals.

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Thinking About Coming Out?

Connect with people in Proclaim as you go through the coming out process as a rostered leader or seminarian.


BOOK:  “Dear God, I am Gay — thank you!”

Second Edition collection of essays and sermons by Joel Workin.  Amazing stuff!

PHOTOS: 2014 Proclaim Retreat CLICK HERE 

View gorgeous & fun photos from the retreat.