Greetings family of Grace,
We are happy to announce that Grace’s Council has extended an invitation to Pastor Lamont Koerner (he/him) to join as Interim Pastor. He will work alongside Pastor Jen Collins, both serving as Interim Pastors at Grace. Starting September 27th, his work will begin with the Grace staff. We will officially be welcoming Pastor Lamont on Sunday, October 17th at 9:30 during worship with a coffee and cake reception to follow outdoors, weather permitted.
Learn more about Pastor Lamont below, and plan to join us in person or online to welcome him on the 17th.
With much rejoicing,
Your Grace Staff & Council
Meet Pastor Lamont Koerner
Pastor Lamont began serving in the role of Interim Pastor on behalf of the Saint Paul Area Synod in 2010. He has served seven congregations in that capacity as well as two long-term calls in congregations prior to that all within the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metro Area ranging from rural exurban settings to the heart of the city, as an associate, lead, or interim pastor. He was campus pastor at the U of M–Twin Cities for 14 years and has been a teacher, preacher, and fundraiser working in Tanzania and in Minnesota on behalf of the Saint Paul Area Synod’s companion synod relationship with the Iringa Diocese since 1999.
Lamont also worked as a major gift officer for Macalester College, a fundraiser for Global Health Ministries, and worked with stewardship during his time as an Assistant to the Bishop for the Saint Paul Area Synod. Lamont is a runner- 11 marathons in the last 10 years, a reader – never enough time for this, and loves to travel. From Pastor Lamonts words, “Thank you for the privilege of serving among you. I look forward to getting to know you.”