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Ninth Biennial Convention
Augustana University College, Cambros AB
June 12 - 15, 2003

Sing to the Lord a New Song

Ken Hartviksen

Member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pass Lake, ON

Past Experiences or Positions:

1 term as president, Salem Lutheran Church Council.; 2 four-year terms as lay representative from the Cambrian Conference on MNO Synod Council.; Chair of the MNO biennial convention held in Thunder Bay, 2000.; 2 years as MNO representative in the Working Group for Worship.; Member of the Synod National Youth Gathering Committee, Bridges (Winnipeg).

Strengths and Gifts:

Good understanding of the ELCIC at the local, synod and national levels.; Good organizational/management/governance skills.; Good interpersonal skills and joy when working with others.; Good knowledge of finance, fundraising, employee benefits, portfolio and investment management.; Love music and liturgy.

Issues of Particular Interest:

Strengthening lay leadership at the congregational level and lay involvement at the synodical and national levels.; Strengthening the role of youth in the church at all levels.; Stewardship in the broadest sense of the term.; Strengthening the church in mission.

Concerns and Hopes for the Future of the ELCIC

I look forward to revitalization of worship as a meaningful experience for all members, the young, the not-so-young, the long-serving member as well as the new member.; I am dedicated to encouraging the local, regional and national expressions of the ELCIC to work together in concert with one another.

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