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exciting news!

Lilly Endowment Planning Grant:
National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

We have exciting news to share!! Southwestern Minnesota Synod and New Jersey Synod received confirmation in early February of a joint grant given by Lilly Endowment Inc., regarding economic challenges for pastors.
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We invite you to help us equip youth and those who work closely with youth to hear that same call through this year’s Advent Appeal. Click here to give now.
Click here to read Bishop Jon Anderson's Advent letter.

welcome pr. kathryn!

We are excited to announce Pr. Kathryn Skoglund has been called to serve as the Engage Rostered Leaders Synod Minister by the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Council.  She has accepted this call to serve on your synod's ministry team. She will join the synod staff team on Nov. 15th.