Dear Salem Lutheran Community,
My name is Pete Erickson and I will be serving this community of faith as an interim in the area of youth and family ministry. I have worked with over 40 congregations to help them process, imagine and implement the next phase of life in youth ministry. I am so excited to be a part of God’s story being made know in your lives here at Salem!
In my time at Salem, I will live in two worlds. One world will be ensuring faithful youth ministry that engages young people and their families. The other world will be supporting and guiding a process that will look at the next evolution of life in youth and family ministry. There will assessment opportunities, focus groups, and opportunities to dream about and define a model of youth ministry that is faithful to the identity of this community of faith, engaging to young people, and responsive to the community.
When I’m not driving to St. Cloud, you can find me, my wife Selena, daughter Ellie and puppy Murphy (I have pics) living in the St. Croix Valley. In my very limited spare time, I am a tennis coach, songwriter, and fan of live music in the Twin Cities.
I look forward to partnering with you in this good work! I would love to have conversations with you about the past, present and future of youth and family ministry at Salem Lutheran. You can reach out to me at my snazzy, new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org OR stop by the church. I will be here on Wednesdays from 9AM – 7PM.
Peace and Promise,