Congregational Business

Welcome Rev. Dr. Kai Nilsen—Incarnation’s New Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Kai Nilsen

During the Congregational Meeting on April 7, we were updated on the final report of the Call Committee and voted on the recommendation of the Incarnation Council to call a candidate for senior pastor, as identified by the Call Committee. Rev. Dr. Kai Nilsen has accepted the call after the vote passed with a vast majority. Pastor Chris Smith’s last day will be April 30 and Rev. Kai’s anticipated start date is July 1st. Read more about Rev. Kai in the April Lifetimes.

Ice Cream Social

April 25 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Gathering Space

You are invited to introduce yourself to Rev. Kai, and potentially his son Rev. Anders, at an Ice Cream Social on April 25 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Incarnation. This will be an open house event without a program so feel free to come and go as you wish. This will be Rev. Kai’s first trip back to Minnesota since we extended a call to him so please come and help give him a warm welcome to the Incarnation faith community.

For those who are interested, Rev. Kai is speaking at the Developing Spiritual Intelligence Faith Conference on Saturday, April 27 at Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. To learn more or to purchase tickets, click here.

Celebration for Pastor Chris Smith

After each of the morning services on Sunday, April 28

There will be a celebration for Pastor Chris Smith after each of the morning services on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Please come to say thank you for his service and to wish him well in his summer journey to Africa and beyond. In lieu of any gifts, please consider a donation to Friends of Huruma. This charity supports the Huruma Centre children’s home and helps pay for food, housing, education and more. You may make a check to Incarnation with “Friends of Huruma” in the memo or you may donate online here.

Click here to download a giving form.

Learn more about Friends of Huruma here and read their report here.