Glacial Ridge Conference
of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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2016 Roster of Pastors, Churches
Minutes of the 2016 Glacial Ridge Conference Assembly

Purpose: The purpose of this conference shall be to foster interdependent relationships between the congregations of this conference, to work together in support of the programs of the conference, institutions, synodical and churchwide units, and work in all ways to further our common ministry and mission.

Seminary Student Tuition Assistance: Glacial Ridge Conference provides some tuition assistance to seminary students from this area.  For an application, click here (DOCX) (PDF).  In 2012 we gave assistance to: Bryan Taffe; Erick Rundquest; and, Christopher Richards. See their 2013 applications in the online annual report and their 2014 application in the 2014 annual reportNote: Since there are no seminary students from GRC the executive board decided to provide some seminary loan reduction to pastor's serving in GRC. For an application, click here: DOCX, PDF
Luther Seminary: Thanks Glacial Ridge Conference for our 2013 support of Bryan Taffe and Erick Rundquest.

African Missions: In 2012 Glacial Ridge Conference helped support a trip by our conference dean, Pastor Dell Sanderson, to our conference's sister synod, The South Eastern Diocese of South Africa.  Our conference also provides some support to the Eshowe Circuit in Africa and to Lungile Nyathakazi the HIV/AIDS educator in the South Eastern Diocese of South Africa.

Funding request to build church and parsonagePhotos.

African Program: Following is Pastor Dell Sanderson's offer to bring a program to area churches regarding his trip to Africa.   "I am open to bringing a program regarding South Africa to  your congregation.  This is one of the first goals of our companion synod committee.   I would share a slide show as well as hopes/dreams of how we can continue to develop our relationship with the Southeastern Diocese of the ELCSA.  In some cases I can swap pulpits on Sunday morning and have a program after or in between services but in most cases it is best if you have gatherings where there is already a congregational event/meal.  I can change the length of my program to meet the time needs.  We are also seeking to find more people (especially lay people) to be on the S. Africa synod companionship committee if you have any suggestions.  I have attached the ideas/goals developed by our companion synod committee for your perusal (see link below).  I have also attached a journal entry I had while traveling in SA."

Relationship Building Ideas: Between Glacial Ridge Conference and Eshowe Circuit in Africa.

Photos: From Pastor Dell Sanderson (our conference dean) during his trip to Africa.

Minutes of Executive Board Meetings: September 12, 2014, May 16, 2014, January 10, 2014November 8, 2013, July 19, 2013, April 12, 2013

Lutheran Men in Mission: See: SWMN LMM Page and LMM web site