Great Joy in That City

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Now those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the word…So there was great joy in that city. Acts 8:4, 8

There is great joy in the cities of Green Bay, St Paul, Inver Grove Heights and in places around the country as we celebrate the first calls of three Proclaim members.  

Rachel Knoke
Rachel Knoke


Rachel Knoke has been called to serve as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI.

Jill Rode. Photo credit: Emily Ann Garcia
Jill Rode

Jill Rode has been called to serve as Associate Pastor of St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN.


Julie Wright

Julie Wright has been called to serve as Associate Pastor at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Is your congregation ready to welcome the gifts of an LGBTQ pastor?  More faithful and fabulous LGBTQ candidates are ready to serve.  Begin the conversation in your congregation now using ELM’s resource Enrich & Transform: Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process.

ELM also knows that many LGBTQ candidates continue to wait for first call. We created a resource specifically for LGBTQ first call candidates, The Mysteries of the Ages.

Together let’s create great joy in more cities!