Our Leadership

2019 Officers:
President:  Gracia Grindal
Vice President:  Jeannette Henrikssen
Secretary:  Kathy Stevens
Treasurer:  Erik Pratt

Pastor: Anne Brit Aasland


Curtis Aaseng (chair)
Kari Friel
Darlene Nordos
Jon Pederson
Bradley Urberg Carlson
Curt Thoreson
Erik Mitchell


Jana Aune Deach
Dan Kaiser
Lynndelle Pratt
Wendi Storhoff (chair)
Kristine Rafshol
Jason Tang
John Xavier


Trustee Action Committees:

Heating Engineers: Bob Worrall,
John Dalland

Web Master:
Magne Hatlevik

IT Committee:
Network Administrator:
Tom Myers

Magne Hatlevik

Hardware Management:
Bradley Urberg Carlson,
Jeannette Henrikssen

Kitchen Advisory Committee: Charlotte Breivik, Mary Martin, Terry Parker, Sharon Aaseng, Anita Kerssen

Snekkergruppe/Carpenter's Club: John Dalland, Joe Jensen, Einar Johansen, Bob Worrall


Deacon Action Committees:
Usher/Altar Guild Coordinators: Deacons

Reader Coordinators: Deacons

Sunday School Committee:  Kari Urberg Carlson,
Russ Erickson, Jeannette Henrikssen, Ingunn Henrikssen,
Erik Pratt, Lynndelle Pratt, Wendi Storhoff, 

Altar Flower Coordinator: Irene Hegge

Public Relations/PR Committee: Cindy Hatlevik, Kaia Knutson, Leslee Lane Hoyum, Ingunn Henrikssen

Music Committee:  William Wangensteen, Jordan Buchholtz,
Kari Urberg Carlson, John De Haan

Organ Committee: Berit Aus,  John Dalland, Jana Deach, Gracia Grindal, William Halverson, Robert Hanson, Mary Josefson, Darlene Nordos, Dennis Sorheim






Representatives and Delegates

ELCA Synod Assembly Delegate: Russ Erickson,Kristine Rafshol

ELCA Synod Assembly Youth Delegate: 

Gustavus Adolphus Representative: Jennifer Thue

Syttende mai Committee: 

Alle Kvinner Mission Committee: Mary Martin, Charlotte Breivik, 

Tuesday Open House Advisory Committee: Marilyn Sorensen (chair), Beatrice Hole, Mark Johnson, Robert O'Neil,
Michael Edwins, Charlotte Breivik, Mary Jo Thorsheim, Robert Torkelsen,, Ray Olson, Betty Strand, Carol Tranby, Dick Lundgren

Norwegian Language and Cultural Program Committee:Jennifer Thue (Chair), Melinda Schroepfer (Treasurer), Krista Schweppe (Administrator) Cindy Hatlevik, Jeannette Henrikssen, Jorunn Henrikssen, Jason Loewen, Kari Torkelson

2020 Nominating Committee: Kris Grodahl, Anita Kerssen, Peter Storvick

2017 Call Committee:  Irene Hegge, Magne Hatlevik, Ingunn Henrikssen, Peter Storvick, Kari Fosse, Paul Ofstedal

Mindekirken Celebrates 92 Years
January 9, 1922 - 2014

Mindekirken was founded in 1922, in a world changed by W.W.I. The elusiveness of peace helped turn the country inward, resulting in a great emphasis on all to be 100% American. Foreign language churches were rapidly converting to English-only services. However, there were those who saw the need to preserve their heritage, especially in their place of worship.

In the fall and winter of 1921,Rev. C.J. Eastvold, President of the Southeast district of the newly formed Norwegian Lutheran Church in America, asked 6 men and 1 woman to help form a Lutheran congregation providing services in Norwegian for as long as anyone would hear and understand it. On January 9, 1922 the congregation was formed with 22 charter members.

Read more: History & Architecture


Mindekirken – The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (View Map)
924 E. 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952

Church Office:  (612) 874-0716
Fax:  (612 )874-1971

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The Church office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Please call to make an appointment if you are planning to stop by, to assure that someone is available to let you in.

Outside these hours, there is a voice mail system on which you may leave a message for any staff member in the general voice mail box. Messages are listened to during regular church office hours.

Parking is allowed in all parking lots immediately surrounding the church buildings. Spaces closest to the entrance are marked as reserved for people with limited mobility.

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. please do not park in the Norway House (blue building) parking lot.

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Velkommen!  Welcome!

Thank you for visiting Mindekirken online!  We invite you to explore this website, to learn more about the church and to join us in worship and mission and ministry.   If there is something you are looking for and can't find, please feel free to email the church or call the church office at 612-874-0716.





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. 

  • To serve as a spiritual center for the Norwegian American Community, worshiping in both Norwegian and English.

  • To be a warm and inviting place for visitors and members alike, where people join in fellowship across different ages and cultural backgrounds.

  • To encourage activities such as the Leiv Ericksson International Festival, Syttende Mai Celebration, concerts, festive dinners and Norwegian language and cultural classes.




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


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11:00 am Norwegian Service
11:00 am Sunday School

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