2022 Annual Meeting, January 30th

“When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31


   Hope Lutheran Church’s Annual Meeting will be held on

Sunday, January 30, at 10:00 am

. This year we will gather in a hybrid setting, held both in-person (for those who choose to) and online via ZOOM. This will allow members near and far to join us in doing the good and salutary work appointed us by God through Hope’s 2022 mission plan.

We will host an in-person Annual Meeting

Forum on Sunday, January 23, at 10:00a

m to answer any questions members may have about the proposed agenda. If you are unable to attend forum, please feel free to contact Pastor Matt or Church leadership to discuss any questions, joys, or concerns you have ahead of the annual meeting.

    Our Agenda will include constitutionally mandated items including elections and approving the 2022 Mission Plan. Besides a few remarks from Pastor Matt and Congregational President Pat Roush, staff and ministry board reports will only be communicated through the written 2021 Annual Report, though leadership will be available to engage dialog as needed. Things will move a little slower than normal, but we will do our best to ensure all members have aural communication.

    A reminder, that last year with guidance from synod and churchwide leadership and legal teams, Hope’s council passed Continuing Resolution C10.05.A20 stating,

“This congregation may hold meetings by remote communication, including electronically and by telephone conference, as long as there is an opportunity for simultaneous aural communication.”


Servant Leadership

   Hope Lutheran Church has been blessed with outstanding volunteer leaders over the years! While congregational leadership often works quietly through monthly meetings, their planning, discernment, conversations, and decisions guide our mission and ministry more than many know.

    Hope’s Church council is made up of 5 Ministry Board Chairpersons, and 4 Executive Committee members, who meet monthly with pastors to review mission planning, discuss highlights of ministry, provide support to staff & programs, and more. In the past year, this group’s discernment has contributed to church COVID guidelines, worship schedules, stewardship programs, building policies, financial recommendations, staff reviews, and more. Our 5 Board Chairpersons also lead their respective ministry boards, assisting a wider team of volunteers in spearheading church ministry in the areas of Education, Outreach, Property, Fellowship, and Worship.

   Each year at our Annual Meeting, we elect this leadership team, many of whom have been asked to prayerfully consider serving the church in these roles. Below you find a list of our 2021 Church Council, those who have agreed to appear on the Ballot for 2022, and spots vacant where you could serve!

2021 Council- Pat Roush (President), Shannon Pfeiffer (VP), Sue Wickland (Secretary), Ronda Hopen (Treasurer), Leah Cairns (Education),

Carl Berg (Property), Martha Vetter (Worship), Kelly Felton (Fellowship), Barb Sellevold (Outreach).


Special Thanks to Pat Roush, Sue Wickland, and Kelly Felton who have served full terms in their current positions!

  2022 New Balloted Council Members- Darrin Strosahl (VP), Martha Vetter (Secretary), Lynn Moen & Beth Skalisky (Fellowship).

Vacant Leadership Positions- Turtle Lake Cemetery Board, Nominating Committee, Synod Assembly Delegates, and Endowment Committee. For more information about these, please contact Pastor Matt or the church office.


Pastor Matt