Pastor Rindy

Pastor Rindy

Here are some things you might find of interest about Pastor Rindy:

• Born and raised in Mayville ND (worked paper routes, lawn mowing, grocery store, and golf course; played baseball, track, football, some basketball, golf, trombone in jazz band, swing choir, drama, etc.)

• Graduated from Mayville State with a double major in General Science and Mathematics education; (enjoyed IM basketball, football, and competitive racquetball, some varsity golf, band, drama, and swing choir)

• Student taught in Hatton, ND;

• Worked as a Bible camp counselor and lifeguard at Red Willow Bible Camp, summer 1981;

• Toured with the Continental Singers and Orchestra (trombone) summer of 1982 through the west coast of US, western half of Canada, and Alaska;

• Taught students: Math 8, Algebra, Geometry, Physics, intro to computer, and coached JH football

• Served as youth advisor, congregational council member, and treasurer, and choir member at Trinity Lutheran in Carrington • Married Louise Stokka in 1986 • Studied and graduated from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary 1988-1992 • Interned in Warroad, MN fall of 1990-1991 • First call in Elmore, MN 1992
Served as: • Associate Pastor at Trinity Lutheran, Lisbon, ND 1994-1997 • Education, then Executive Pastor, First Lutheran, Fargo 1997-2008 • Bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2008-2014 • Senior Pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of East Mesa and Gold Canyon 2014-Present. • Wife, Louise, is a Registered Nurse who worked for Hospice of the RRV while in Fargo, now provides at-home care for pediatric patients with chronic conditions (and so much more!); • Daughter, Brianna (Ian) McGurran teaches algebra II, pre-Calculus, and AVID in Richardson, TX; mother of Jade (3 yrs) and Quinn (3 months); • Daughter, Kristina (Adam) Aikens is an optometrist at the ND Eye Clinic in Grand Forks;