Board of Theology & Ministry

While the members of the other three Boards are appointed by the District Council, the members of the BTM are elected by the District Convention. The rationale for this is that this Board has been given theological and professional oversight of Augustana’s pastors. BTM is charged with administering LCMC’s pastoral certification process and the District’s endorsement process. These steps are designed to examine the qualifications of pastors wishing entry into the Augustana District. Once pastors are admitted into the District, BTM is responsible for enforcing the Ministry Standards of the District. Additionally, it is to sponsor an annual theological conference required for all its pastors and open to any lay participants. As BTM’s primary mission is “to preserve and promote the District’s theological and confessional commitments,” it also will interface with the Board of Christian Education.

BTM Members
Pr. Isaiah BaiNorth Immanuel Lutheran in Pelican Rapids, MN,
Fergus Falls, MN
Pr. Sarah Carlstrom, ChairNew Creation in Perham, MN
Pr. Jane EckholmHope, Fosston, MN
Pr. Lou HesseLiving Word Lutheran, Moses Lake, WA
Pr. Todd MathisonVictory Lutheran in Mesa AZ
Pr. Sarah StensonHosanna, Watertown, SD
Pr. Horatio CastilloWaterville, WA
Pr. Brad SoenksonGrace, Erhard, MN
Pr. Lexy CarsonSalem and Sauk Valley, Osakis, MN
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