Every fall, the rostered leaders of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gather for a few days of continuing education, rest, renewal, and fellowship.  This event is planned and organized by a committee of synod rostered leaders and is anticipated and appreciated by those who attend. The gathering usually follows the same schedule.  We gather on Sunday […]

Every fall, ordained pastors, associates in ministry, diaconal ministers, and spouses to come together with colleagues for a time of relaxation, refreshment and learning. This year’s presenter was the Rev. Dr. Mark Allan Powell, New Testament professor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary and author of more than 100 articles and […]

 The rostered leaders gathered again this fall for a time of renewal, fellowship and intellectual stretching. This year the usual “Bishop’s time” on Sunday evening expanded to include a “Roast” of retiring Assistant to the Bishop, Darrel Gerrietts.  Pastor Gerrietts has served as Assistant to the Bishop since 1996, which makes for a lot of […]

Earlier this week the rostered leaders of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gathered in Des Moines  with the Western and Southeastern Iowa Synods for an all Iowa time of learning, collegiality, worship and refreshment. The festivities began with a little fun as Bishop Michael Burk of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, Bishop Rodger Prois of the Western Iowa Synod […]