Bishop Steven and Ruth Ullestad will match dollar for dollar any gift given to the H. George Anderson Fund for Leaders by Dec. 31, 2019, up to $10,000.


The Ullestads are fully aware of the churchwide shortage of pastors and deacons, and the impact that seminary scholarships will have on the future of the church. Gifts to the Fund for Leaders Endowment help ensure that our children’s and grandchildren’s congregations will have pastors and deacons.

A gift to the Fund for Leaders now is a fitting way to celebrate the 27 years of Bishop Ullestad’s ministry as our Bishop. The Ullestads have given so much to our synod — this is a great opportunity to show our appreciation!

How to Donate

Checks to support the H. George Anderson Fund for Leaders Endowment should be made payable to the Northeastern Iowa Synod with the memo indicating the Fund for Leaders.Mail your check to:
Northeastern Iowa Synod
201 20th St. SW
PO Box 804
Waverly, IA 50677-0804


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About The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson

The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson has been Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA for the Northeastern Iowa Synod since late 2013. Part of her job description is to help leaders and congregations use social media and other digital means for outreach and mission. She writes and edits this blog as well as runs the social media accounts for the synod.