The Division of Mission and Congregational Outreach shall initiate and administer for the Board of Directors all programs and endeavors of the God-given mission which the congregations shall assign to the District to conduct in their behalf and which will assist congregations in developing outreach ministries.

Division of Mission and Congregational Outreach [MaCO]

Rev. Kirk Douglas, New York Mills

Rev. Jake Gillard, Zimmerman

Rev. Brett Hartwig, Sabin     

Rev. Travis Lauterbach, Backus 

Rev. Dr. T. J. Rehwaldt, Foley                 

Mr. Delano Meyer, Chokio


Deaf Ministry

Rev. William Knaack, missionary to the deaf.  Pastor Knaack also serves the North Dakota District.

Fargo Hospital Chaplaincy

Contact the North Dakota District Office at 701/293-9001.

Outdoor Ministry

Lutheran Island Camp is located six miles east of Henning, MN on 62 acres of land surrounded by East Battle Lake.  The camp offers a variety of week long or weekend retreats for all ages.   To contact Lutheran Island Camp:

                                                      Phone:           218/583-2905

                                                      Fax:                218/583-2906


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Student Aid

Providing Student Aid on the basis of need and academic qualification to individuals from the Minnesota North District preparing for full-time church work at any of our Synodical colleges, universities and seminaries. 

Summer Ministry

Breezy Point Chapel, served by the Brainerd Circuit and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes.