Update on ELM Pastors Seeking ELCA Candidacy

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Many ELM roster members are working towards becoming part of the ELCA roster. Currently, 12 ELM pastors have received approval for reception, reinstatement or ordination by an ELCA candidacy committee. We celebrate with the church as we live into the new ministry policies and we continue to support and work with those who are in the process of approval.


Sierra Pacific Synod
Reception: Rev. Jeff Johnson, Rev. Dawn Roginski, Rev. Sharon Stalkfleet, Rev. Megan Rohrer, Rev. Craig Minich, Rev. Paul Brenner
Reinstatement: Rev. Ross Merkel

Minneapolis Area Synod
Reception: Rev. Jen Nagel

St. Paul Area Synod
Reception: Rev. Anita Hill

Southeast Iowa Synod
Reception: Rev. Erik Christensen

Metro Chicago Synod
Ordination: Julie Boleyn

New England Synod
Ordination: Matthew James