MEET THE PASTORS

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Welcome Pastor Mark Hallonquist as our Interim Senior Pastor. Pastor Mark grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota, Harvard Divinity School, and Luther Seminary. He has served three congregations in our Minneapolis Area Synod: Gethsemane, Hopkins (1973-1978), Family of God, Brooklyn Park (1978-2000), and St. John’s, Minneapolis (2000-2013). In retirement Pastor Mark has served as an Interim Pastor at Edina Community Lutheran Church, Edina, and Transfiguration Lutheran Church, Bloomington.
 
In his leisure time he enjoys reading, golf, cooking, making guitars, and playing jazz and classical guitar. Mark and his wife, Jody, live in Brooklyn Park, MN. They have four adult children, and four grandchildren
2Welcome! I am Marcia Rosa and have been Elim’s Associate Pastor since 2012. Much of the time you will see me playing, laughing and speaking faith into the lives of our children, youth and families. This is my passion, so it brings me great joy to serve God in this capacity and to help others discover the joy of the Lord in their lives as well.
 
I live in Plymouth with my husband Terry, along with our two children-Josh and Katie. My favorite pastimes are watching our children’s sporting and musical events, hanging out with friends at the lake and around our fire-pit and Thursday date night with Terry.
 
My family loves being at Elim and I hope you will check our church out. In the process, my prayer is you will not only discover the love of this community, but the love of Christ making a powerful impact on your life.