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.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church

Address:5879 Wyoming Trail
City:Wyoming
State:MN
Zip:55092
Phone:651 462 5212
Fax:
Web:www.sharingchristslove.org
Email:rpatterson@sharingchristslove.org
Demonination:Lutheran
Baptized Membership:650
Confirmed Membership:450
Average Sunday Attendance:140
Paid Staff:Christian Ed. Director (pt), Church Admin.(pt), Bldg Support staff (3pt positions), Preschool Director (pt)
Access to Public Transit:None
Congregation Description:The community surrounding St Paul Lutheran could be described as outer ring suburban/rural. We are a growing church as attendance seems to be steadily increasing. We are moving to two worship services as of Sept 16; a traditional service at 8am and a Praise and Celebration service at 10am. Sunday School will be offered concurrent with the 10 am service. In addition we offer faith formation opportunities on Wednesday evenings for 1-12th grade. We also have a vibrant Christian preschool during the week. We have an active ministry presence in local and global outreach, and are seeking to expand these ministries. We have recently been through a very trying experience that involved finances. But through it all we were continually aware of God's presence and guidance in this challenging experience. As a result, we emerged stronger and without conflict and are poised and excited to see where God is leading us next.
Congregation Keywords:A key word that might describe us is redevelopment. We truly are seeking the Holy Spirit's guidance as we move into the new future that God has in store for us.

Mentor Pastor: Renee Patterson

Email:rpatterson@sharingchristslove.org
Phone:651-462-5212
Years in Ordained Ministry:1
Years in Current Position:1
Previous Students Supervised:0
Autobiography:I am a second career pastor. And while this is my first call, I have owned and operated a small business for 30 years. I have a passion for leadership and seek to improve those skills whenever possible. I will most likely choose a faith based organization leadership book as my reading material. In my spare time I simply like to hang out with my husband and my college age kids (and our four dogs). We also love camping in the BWCA.