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Installing Pastor 2.0

The following is an article I wrote for our November Grace Notes: A couple weeks ago I posted a Facebook status that read, “The Bishop is Installing Me.” A fellow computer-loving friend commented, “remember, before installation, close all programs.” I appreciate this kind of humor, and those of you who are fellow techy-geeks like me […]

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The Bishop is Installing Me

The Bishop is Installing Me

Bishop Ann Svennungsen will be doing my installation service at Grace Lutheran Church on November 11 at the 9:00am service. This is a privilege to have the bishop do the installation personally. I began this journey of candidacy in November of 2010. Two years later, after candidacy committees, psychological evaluations, papers, a Theological Review Panel, […]

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TRP Passed!

I sat before the Theological Review Panel (TRP) on Monday. This committee exists to screen people who have been ordained in other faith traditions who are seeking to transfer that ordination into the ELCA. Their job is to determine that the transfer candidate will accurately and authentically represent the ELCA. That’s a legitimate concern. It […]

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