Grateful for an Inspiring Ordination Weekend!


Last weekend our community celebrated the ordination of Kyle Soderberg, Nativity’s Deacon of Outreach and Organizational Development. We’re grateful to all who were able to join us, including the family and friends of Kyle, Janell, and Hope.

Ordination rites were performed on Sunday, March 19th, at the 10:30 a.m. worship hour by Minneapolis Area Synod Bishop of the ELCA, Rev. Ann M. Svennungsen. We are grateful for her leadership and for the presence of many clergy who joined us in celebrating Kyle on Sunday. We offer our thanks as well to Rev. Dr. Steve Newcom, a friend and mentor to Kyle and former justice consultant for Nativity, who brought the message for the day.

Additionally, we’d like to thank all who offered their time and gifts of hospitality, including Hospitality Manager Heather Anderson and the many volunteers who helped set up, serve, and clean up throughout the weekend’s celebration.

We look forward to Deacon Kyle’s leadership and this new chapter of our ministry together.