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

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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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The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church

Address:924 East 21st Street
City:Minneapolis
State:MN
Zip:55404-2269
Phone:(612) 874-0716
Fax:(612) 874-1971
Web:www.mindekirken.net
Email:office@mindekirken.org
Demonination:ELCA
Baptized Membership:258
Confirmed Membership:215
Average Sunday Attendance:95
Paid Staff:Pastor, secretary, organist, choir director, bookkeeper, janitor, kitchen coordinator,
Norwegian Language program administrators, language instructors, other smaller positions
Access to Public Transit:Close to Franklin Station Metro station
Several Bus lines
Congregation Description:We are located in an immigrant community. Many Norwegians immigrants lived in the area when the church was built. Today the majority of people come from Somali or are Native Americans.
We have a 9 am English Worship Service and a 11 am Norwegian Worship Service.Last service of the month one 11 am Bilingual Worship Service. SS at 11 am.
Choir, Bible study, Weekly Tuesday gathering, Quilters, Hands on Mission projects, Lay Visitation Program, Annual Cultural & Fundraising Events, Norwegian Language & Culture Programs
Congregation Keywords:Ethnic Norwegian Congregation. We draw people from the entire Metro Region. Main Worship Service in Norwegian since 1922. Only one of two such congregations in US.
We are located in the city of Minneapolis (Franklin & Chicago)

Mentor Pastor: Kristin Sundt

Email:kristin@mindekirken.org
Phone:(612) 874-0716
Years in Ordained Ministry:1982 & 1984 (UMC)
Years in Current Position:5th
Previous Students Supervised:None
Autobiography:I am able to serve Mindekirken because of the Full Communion agreement between ELCA & UMC.
Took in 2011 part in the Pastoral Leadership and Administration Program at Augsburg College.
Actively involved in the Norwegian American Community in the Twin Cities.
Visits Norway regularly.