Roster Member Called and Workin Scholar Announced

Transformational Minneapolis Congregation Votes to Call Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries Pastor

(Minneapolis, MN) Seeking to speak the language of their neighborhood, in 1889 Salem English Lutheran was one of the first Lutheran congregations west of Chicago to worship in English; on Sunday November 11th it also became one of the first Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations to call a member of the Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM) roster.

Jen Nagel has been serving as the Pastoral Minister of Salem Lutheran for four and a half years, and on January 19th she will be ordained and installed as a minister of Word and Sacrament and become their Pastor. Nagel will be ordained in an “Extraordinary Ordination” service January 19. The service is called such because it is performed outside the ordinary guidelines for Lutheran ordinations. Learn more…

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries Awards Scholarship to Seminarian Matt James

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM) announces the 2007 Joel Raydon Workin Memorial Scholar. This year’s recipient is Matt James. Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries provides the $1,000 scholarship annually to Lutheran sexual and gender minority seminarians who, in their living and loving, embody a gospel-centered passion for justice and devotion to faith in Jesus Christ.

“Matt is an exceptional candidate, whose passion and gifts for ministry uphold the faithful integrity and courage that was central to the life and writings of Joel Raydon Workin.” Greg Egertson, Workin Memorial Scholarship Chair. Learn More…