Teaching Congregations transitioned to Christian Public Leader at the end of the 2013 – 2014 academic year. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu.

CHRISTIAN PUBLIC LEADER SITE LIST

IMPORTANT NOTE

The Site List below is for the Teaching Congregations program. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu prior to contacting sites on this list.

<< view more sites

[SITE FULL] Oak Knoll Lutheran Church

Address:600 Hopkins Crossroad
City:Minnetonka
State:MN
Zip:55305-1486
Phone:952-546-5433
Fax:952-512-1384
Web:www.oklutheran.org
Email:pastor.jay@oklutheran.org
Demonination:ELCA
Baptized Membership:900
Confirmed Membership:700
Average Sunday Attendance:280
Paid Staff:Associate Pastor, Admin. Assistants, Financial/Facility, New Member and Small Group Director, Preschool Director and teachers, Director of Music, Custodian
Access to Public Transit:We have a park and ride location two blocks to the south.
Congregation Description:We serve a suburban population that consists of families, singles, and retirees. We have senior and family housing across our street, a park adjacent to our property, and multiple retail stores a block away.

We have one worship service at 9:30 AM. We have a monthly opportunity to serve dinner at Our Savior's Housing, multiple opportunities to help with ICA(our local partner foodshelf, and housing assistance ministry), 363 Sandwich ministry, and a variety of other outreach ministries.
Congregation Keywords:Our mission is to "Serve the Next One God Sends our Way." We are suburban, mixed socio-economic community. We worship using a blended worship style.

Mentor Pastor: Jay Rudi

Email:pastor.jay@oklutheran.org
Phone:952-546-5433 ext. 11
Years in Ordained Ministry:16
Years in Current Position:1
Previous Students Supervised:0
Autobiography:I am a twin cities native. I have served congregations in Southern California, Montana, and Minneapolis. I enjoy reading books on the Emerging Church, and the ways in which Christ and Culture relate to one another. I am involved in my son's activities, and coach youth soccer. I spend my free time with my family, enjoy travel, sports, current events, and exercise.