First Call rostered leaders

Resources for those in their first three years of ministry leadership.

First Call theological event

November 13-16, 2016

St. Anthony Retreat Center      Marathon, WI

During this time, you spend a few days learning, processing your developing identity as a rostered leader, talking with colleagues, renewing relationships and making new connections.  Your congregation should pay for the event as is stated in your letter of call.  

First Call cohort

Each year a cohort is formed of all new rostered leaders in our synod.  An experienced rostered leader convenes and directs your cohort as you meet over the first three years of first call.  Each group determines their own process and meeting times.  All groups will pray for one another, share stories of ministry, celebrate success and learn together from difficulties.  You may choose to visit each other's ministry sites, do case studies, or choose a topic for each meeting.  


First year cohort leader: Rev. Melinda Halom  (715-568-1515)

Synod gatherings for your calendar

  • Fall Ministry retreat

    September 18-20, 2016

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  • Change or Die Event

    October 13, 2016

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  • Learning Together

    November 5, 2016

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  • WINTER THEOLOGICAL EVENT

    FEBRUARY 12-13, 2017

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  • WALKING TOGETHER

    MARCH 2017

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  • Synod Assembly

    2017

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Spiritual Direction

Every second Thursday of the month a Spiritual Director will be available at the Shalom Retreat Center at Luther Park for individual and group spiritual direction. Cost for one hour session is $60. Continuing Education dollars may be used for Spiritual Direction. Scholarships for spiritual direction are available. Contact the synod office for information about the scholarships. 

To schedule individual spiritual direction call Rev. James Young 507.301.9545. or email revjryoung@gmail.com

Rev. Young is an Episcopal priest serving in Minneapolis.