Congregation Council

Annual Congregational Meeting will be held
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 11:45 AM in the Upper Great Room

The Congregational Council of Shepherd of the Lake is responsible for defining and evaluating the mission of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church. Elected at the Annual Meeting of the congregation, the Council meets monthly and works in partnership with the Sr. Pastor.

Council members are passionate about this congregation, and serve to discern how to take all of the resources of this faith community - the amazing talents, passions and gifts of the people, the excellence of the facility and the talented staff and use them to best respond to Jesus' command to love God and serve our neighbors near and far.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

Congregation Council Seeks Nominations


At the 2019 annual meeting the Church Congregation we will be voting on the ratification of a new Church Constitution as well as amended Church By-laws.   The proposed Constitution is modeled after the recommended version from the Minnesota Area Synod of ELCA.  It is similar in many ways to our current Constitution but it includes legal and ecumenical updates that our current SOLLC Constitution does not.   Our Church Constitution Team decided it was easier to adopt the model / updated constitution than make many changes to our existing / older Constitution.  

A copy of our proposed Constitution, a copy of our current Constitution, a copy of our proposed amended by-laws, and a summary of the major changes can be found at the documents provided below.


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Congregational Council

Dan Poffenberger

Senior Pastor

Jeff Taxdahl

Council President

Rhiannon Johnson

Vice President

Mike Jerke

Council Secretary

Jenn Beuch Bohlsen

Tom Handrich

Sharon Krueger

Heather Morris

Allison Olinger

David Slowinske

Keith Wanttaja

Rachael Wentworth