About-us

Who Are We?
It was 1922 when Norwegian immigrants, wishing to worship in their own native language founded Den Norske Lutherske Mindekirke – known by everyone today as Mindekirken. Mindekirken is still a home for Norwegians and all those interested in experiencing the rich cultural heritage Mindekirken has to offer! Visitors from Norway come to Mindekirken for worship as they do in Norway and a good visit over a strong cup of coffee!

Mindekirken enjoys a rich cultural experience – through language, music, arts and food. The church serves as a link between the Midwest and Norway. Mindekirken is honored to have His Majesty King Harald V as our patron.

What is our Mission?
Mindekirken is called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people, empowering service to others. Mindekirken practices its ministry through Norwegian traditions, culture and language.

Come experience all that Mindekirken has to offer!
Du er hjertelig velkommen! You are heartily welcome!

 

Mindekirken 2024 Congregational Council

 

Executive Committee

Kris Grodahl, President

Gracia Grindal, Vice President

Jennifer Thue, Secretary

Treasurer

Nancy Sand Olson, Trustees Chair

Nancy Watkins, Deacons Chair

Gunnar Kristiansen, Pastor

Trustees

Toby Hillmann

Tom Lanman

Tom Peterson

Doug Watkins

Deacons

Laurie Agrimson

Erik Pratt

Lynndelle Pratt

Wendi Storhoff

Mindekirken is called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people, empowering service to others.
Mindekirken practices its ministry through Norwegian traditions, culture, and language.