Candidacy is the name of a process that raises up, prepares and certifies public leaders in and for the ELCA.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, rostered ministers include pastors and deacons.
People desiring to be a rostered minister (pastor, deacon) in the ELCA must enroll in the candidacy process. To learn about the candidacy process, explore the ELCA website at www.elca.org/candidacy.
If you are interested in candidacy through the Southeastern Iowa Synod, contact Pastor Paul Ostrem at [email protected] or call 319-338-1273.
Deacon Lynn Batcher – St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Julie Feirer – St Paul Lutheran Church, Winterset
Mark Goehring – First Lutheran Church, Fairfield
Pastor Julie Higgs – Grace Lutheran Church, Adel
Pastor Randy Kasch, chair – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids
Pastor Carrie Lewis-LaPlante – Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge
Pastor Dan Solomon – Augustana Lutheran Church, Boone
Dennis Rodenberg – Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church, Lisbon
John Williams – St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids
Judie Stadtlander – Zion Lutheran Church, Iowa City
Pastor Sam Giere – Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque
Bishop Michael Burk – Southeastern Iowa Synod
Pastor Ramie Bakken – Candidacy and Leadership Manager – Region 5 ELCA
Pastor Paul Ostrem – Southeastern Iowa Synod