Synod Mission Team
Rev. Lorna Halaas, Bishop
Bishop Lorna, of Sioux City, holds degrees from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.; United Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary in the Twin Cities. Over the years, she has called many places home, including Minot and Williston, N.D.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Cumberland, Wis. Previously, she was Assistant to the Bishop, Director of Missional Leadership; and Director of Christian Education at First Lutheran, Minot, and First Lutheran, Sioux Falls. Bishop Lorna also has served as resource specialist for the ELCA at Augsburg Fortress in Minneapolis; pastor of congregations in Williston and Hoople, N.D., Sioux Center and George, Iowa.
Contact Bishop Lorna at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 712-732-4968, Ext. 442.
Rev. Mike Kroona, Assistant to the Bishop
Born in South Dakota, Pastor Mike grew up in the Twin Cities. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota, and a divinity degree from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He was ordained in August 1988. Pastor Mike earned a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching from Luther Seminary, graduating in 2007. Most recently, Pastor Mike was lead pastor at Trinity Lutheran, Webster City. Previously, he served congregations at Estherville Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran in Moville, Iowa.
Contact Pastor Mike at email@example.com
ior 712-732-4968, Ext. 443.
Kay Broich, Office and Financial Administrator
Kay has been a part of the Synod staff since 2006, overseeing office operations and finance. Previously, she served in office and finance at Atlas Chiropractic, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School and Hy-Vee, all in Storm Lake.
Contact Kay at
or 712-732-4968, Ext. 440.
Paula Bosco Damon,