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First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights

Address:1555 40th Ave NE
City:Columbia Heights
Baptized Membership:1200
Confirmed Membership:1000
Average Sunday Attendance:400
Paid Staff:Senior Pastor; two half-time associates; Music Minister;Youth Director; Business Administrator; Office Manager; Custodian
Access to Public Transit:Two blocks from bus line
Congregation Description:Located in a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis. It is an increasingly diverse community, with a growing number of young families as well,

Sunday morning worship - 8:45 & 11:00
Sunday School 9:50

Monte Horeb Spanish speaking congregation
Mission Jamaica
30 Hour Famine

Outreach to changing community
Reaching younger people to replace aging population
Maintaining large campus
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Mentor Pastor: Thomas Carlson

Years in Ordained Ministry:35
Years in Current Position:10
Previous Students Supervised:5
Autobiography:I have served three congregations - Virginia, MN; Willmar, MN; Columbia Heights, MN
Our congregation has had many contextual education students over the years, and an intern a couple of years ago.
I am actively involved in our conference pastors gatherings, weekly text study, synod activities, community ministerial association.
I enjoy reading, biking, kayaking, walking, traveling.