Rev. April Ulring Larson to Preside



Rev. April Ulring Larson will continue Good Shepherd’s fall schedule of Supply Pastors by presiding at worship services on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. Rev. Larson has been in ordained ministry for thirty-six years. She has served in diverse settings, from rural parishes to fulfilling her three-term limit as Bishop of the La Crosse Area Synod where she was elected as the first woman bishop in the ELCA. Rev. Larson has served on several major boards including the board of Lutheran World Relief for eight years, the Board of Regents of Luther College for sixteen years, and the executive committee of the ELCA Conference of Bishops. She recently retired after serving as senior pastor of First Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN. Rev. Larson attended Luther College for two years, then transferred to the the University of Iowa where she earned a B.Mus, degree. She and her husband, Luther grad Rev. Judd Larson, both earned their M. Div. degrees from Wartburg Theological Seminary. They were ordained together in February, 1978.

Photo courtesy of First Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN