The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have a Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry!
Pastor Perry Fruhling has accepted the position and begins January 15, 2018.
Perry has served congregations in Texas (Zion Lutheran in Fredericksburg) and in Iowa (Bethany Lutheran, Thompson; Immanuel Lutheran in Independence; and St. Mark’s Lutheran, Marion).
Perry has additional training and interest in conflict resolution practices and community organizing for service in crisis. Perry brings his experience with congregations of many different sizes to this position, as well as his training, background, and passion for the Church of Jesus Christ.
In his current call, with Perry’s leadership and other members of the congregation, St. Mark’s created and manages the Lutheran Disaster Assistance fund (LDA). This fund has been extremely helpful to LCMC congregations in the aftermath of natural disasters, the most recent of which were the hurricanes and forest fires that have affected millions of people.
Perry’s work will focus on continuing the development of call committee coaching, call committee workshops, and the certification process. Perry will also continue the on-going training of pastors involved with certifying those who wish to be on LCMC’s list of pastors. He will work with the Ministry Board to develop leadership events and oversee our list of pastors serving in many different capacities. Perry also hopes to train and equip pastors and others for effective conflict resolution and helping our pastors to equip members for ministry.
Perry is married to Marlys and they live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They have three children: Chantal, 26, in Cedar Rapids; Ashley, 23, in Atlanta, GA; and Caleb, 20, attending the University of Iowa.
Invitations to district, regional and congregational events are always welcome! As soon as we have contact information for Perry Fruhling, it will be made available on the staff page of our website January 15, 2018.Log in to add a comment
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