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The Synod Council gathered over Zoom for a regular meeting on Saturday, April 24. The…

By Pastor Erika Uthe, Director for Evangelical Mission, Assistant to the Bishop I was six…

Pastor Sonja Gerstenberger ordained and began her call to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Ames…

Pastor Dan Kuckuck to join the Office of the Bishop in the role of Assistant…

Deacon Jodi Schuman joins the Office of the Bishop in the role of Assistant to…

We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here.

We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us. Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s Grace.

We are a church whose unity is in Jesus Christ, who gathers us around word and water, wine and bread.

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world---together.