507.665.2932 14226 W. 280th St. Henderson, MN 56044 Nikoli Falenschek, pastor
June 6, 2021 Deadline for nominations for search/call committee
June 14, 2021 Congregation Council Mtg - review nominations for balance
June 20, 2021 Congregational Meeting to elect search/call committee
July 15, 2021 Call committee meeting with synod staff
July 18 - August 15 Congregation survey
August 1 & 8 Call committee hosts coffee hours
August 15 Congregation survey deadline
Sept. 16 Call Committee & Congregation Council discuss draft MSP
Oct. 17 Congregational Special Meeting to review MSP with Bishop
Oct. 17 MSP approved and received by ELCA; seeking candidates
Aug 25, 2022 Congregation Council approves Call Committee recommendation
Sept 18, 2022 Congregational Meeting to learn about the Call Committee's candidate; and vote. Coffee and rolls.
November 7, 2022 Pastor Nikoli begins his call with us.
The process is guided by the call committee and the bishop's synod staff. Follow this link to Minneapolis Area Synod ELCA call process resources.
Call Committee report for October Congl Special Mtg Posted 10/11/21
Pastor Position Description 10/3/21
2019 Minnesota Census data for ELCR communities Posted 9/12/21
Congregation Survey Results Posted 9/3/21
Redeemer's Trend Report from ELCA annual report
Pastor Call Committee Members
The constitution specifies that a call committee of (at least) six persons is elected by a special meeting of the congregation. Elected June 20, 2021.
At a meeting of the Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on Sunday, September 18, 2022, Nikoli Falenschek was called to be Redeemer's next pastor. Pastor Nikoli was ordained June 10, 2015. By way of introduction he writes:
I grew up in Becker, MN – in the same house and Lutheran congregation where my mom was raised – with my mom, dad, and sister. Growing up, I was very involved with music and ice hockey. I graduated from Becker High School (2007) and then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, earning a B.A. in Art History and a minor in Classical Studies (2011). Also, while attending Concordia, I met my wife, Maggie.
Maggie and I both attended Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) in Berkeley, CA. I completed my Clinical Pastoral Education at Eventide in Moorhead, MN, a senior-living center, and served as vicar at Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, CA. My wife and I graduated from PLTS (2015) with M.Div. degrees, served our first calls in central Illinois, and have most recently served in Saint Peter.
We live in Saint Peter with our furry friends, CeeLo and Watson, who are rescue puggles. Maggie is a Chaplain at Gustavus and Director of Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I love to read, woodwork, play euphonium/tuba, and explore used bookstores.
Redeemed to Love
Called to Serve
Sent to Share
The function of the administrative assistant is to actively coordinate and communicate the life and ministry of Redeemer Lutheran Church (publications, membership, schedules). This position reports to the pastor. 7 hour/week hourly position.
Key Result Areas
Publications and Communication
Membership and Records Management
Building Use, Calendars and Schedules
General Office Management and Reception
The Administrative Assistant is expected to possess the following skills, abilities, and experience in order to carry out the position responsibilities:
The function of the church musician is to actively and creatively lead the music life of Redeemer Lutheran Church (planning, rehearsal, performance). This position reports to the pastor. 7 hour/week hourly position.
Key Result Areas
The Church Musician is expected to possess the following skills, abilities, and experience in order to carry out the position responsibilities: