Sue is a TEEM Candidate serving Zion, Alta Vista and Immanuel, Lawler. Sue attended Wartburg College for two years for physical therapy and then decided to change directions and went to the University of Iowa for dentistry.  She was a dental hygienist for 40 years and retired in 2017. Then she decided to go another […]

This is Tyler   Tyler is going to be a pastor in an ELCA congregation. Tyler is a lifelong member of American Lutheran in Jesup, Iowa.  In high school he attended WIYLDE and served on the Lutheran Youth Organization Board.  He graduated from Wartburg College in 2017. Tyler is finishing up his first year at […]

    Last week on Wednesday, April 4, people of faith from around the country gathered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Organized by the National Council of the Churches of Christ, the rally,  called “A.C.T. (Awaken, Confront, Transform) to End […]

Last Thursday, as they have for many years, Rostered Ministers of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gathered at Nazareth Lutheran for a time of learning, worship, fellowship and renewal.  Bishop Ullestad remembers that when he first proposed this idea, there was some resistance to asking church leaders to take time out during Lent.  Even now occasionally […]

You may be thinking “It’s a little late now for this,” but church leaders have a lot to plan for Lent.  Sunday themes, midweek themes, Holy Week coming up.  There are still group devotions and bibles studies and you may find yourself in a pinch to come up with materials for other meetings and events. […]

Whether you are a Youth and Family Minister, lay church volunteer, solo pastor or even a senior pastor who rarely works with youth, the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza has something to offer to inspire, uplift, recharge your ministry and come up with new ideas. This year’s theme was “Finding Forward.” Most of the speakers […]