Division of Mission and Congregational Outreach (MaCO)

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.

Specifically, MaCO shall:

1. Administer the District’s home mission activities.

2. Administer special missions and ministries.

3. Administer the campus ministry of the District.

4. Administer the District Student Aid Fund.

5. Encourage and assist congregations in mission and outreach.

The members of MaCO include the following:

   Arrowhead Region:

Rev. Tom Brinkley, Esko

Rev. John Beck, Rush City

    Lake-Land Region:

Rev. Noah Wehrspann, Long Prairie

   Park Region:

Rev. Aaron Zuch, Thief River Falls


Mr. Peter Keyes, DCO, Little Falls

Mr. Craig Cooper, DCO, Sauk Rapids

Rev. Tim Renstrom, Appleton

   District Staff:

Rev. Jeffrey Lee

New churches and ministries:

2001 - Spicer, Living Word

2003 - Avon, Sonrise

         - Sauk Rapids, Good Shepherd Community

2004 - Two Harbors, Shepherd of the Lake

2005 - Monticello (in partnership with MN South), Alive!

2012 - Otsego (in partnership with MN South), Samaritan’s Hill

2012 - Anyuak Ministry, Trinity, Sauk Rapids


Pastor Mark Peske serves in Cass Lake and focuses on the Leech Lake Reservation with emphasis on home Bible study groups, discipleship, and Christian counseling.  Currently we are in partnership with the Lutheran Indian Ministries (LIM) and Trinity Lutheran Church, Bemidji, to continue this ministry.