Official Provincial Elders’ News


Outdoor Ministries Sunday, June 3, 2018

The 1994 Synod of the Moravian Church–Northern Province passed legislation regarding the observance of an Outdoor Ministries Sunday. The date for this observance has been established by the Provincial Elders’ Conference as the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which falls on June 18 this year. Pastors are encouraged to use either of the liturgies prepared in 1996-1997. The liturgies are available in the “Public Documents” section of the Northern Province Portal or by contacting the Provincial Office.

Chaska, Minnesota

Brother Michael Eder has accepted an appointment to serve as half-time pastor for Chaska Moravian Church, Chaska, Minnesota. Brother Eder began this work May 1, 2018.

Maple Grove, Minnesota

Brother David Glasser has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor for Christ’s Community Moravian Church, Maple Grove, Minnesota. Brother Glasser began his work April 1, 2018.

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Brother Ronald Rice, who has been serving as appointed pastor for Lebanon Moravian Church, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, concluded his ministry with the congregation May 31, 2018.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Sister Judith Ganz has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor for Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Sister Ganz will begin her work June 1, 2018.

Released for Other Service

Sister Vicki Jens-Page has accepted a call to be Released for Other Service to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Sr. Jens-Page began her work as a full-time intentional interim pastor for Immanuel Lutheran Church, Black Creek, Wisconsin on February 1, 2018.

Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference


Bishop Consecrations

The 2018 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province elected the Rev. Carol A. Foltz, and the Rev. G. Thomas Shelton as Bishops of the Unity. We are pleased to announce the services of consecration for our newly-elected bishops:

The Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp and the Rt. Rev. Blair Couch will officiate at the consecration of Carol Foltz, Sunday, June 10, at 3:00 p.m., at Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Rt. Rev. Graham H. Rights, and the Rt. Rev. J. Christian Giesler will officiate at the consecration of Tom Shelton, June 17, at 3:00 p.m., at Friedberg Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.

David Guthrie
Provincial Elders’ Conference