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To apply to become a Certified Christian Conciliator™ in the Institute for Christian Conciliation, please complete the following form. We recommend that you write your answers in a Word document and then paste as text into the fields provided.  Your answers are preserved and will be refreshed the next time you login at this page. If you have any questions, please email:

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Pastor Loder has been in the ministry for 14 years serving in Winsted, MN for 6 years and now Howard Lake, MN for 8 years. Prior to attending seminary, he served as a police officer in Vermillion, SD. His bachelor's degree is in Vocal Music Performance, during which time he studied Opera. Pastor Loder's interests include reading, theology, watching sports, watching documentaries, hiking, and spending time with his bride.

Pastor Loder is married to Molly, and they have three bio children, Micah (22), Mathias, (19), and Mara (19), along with an adopted child, Malachi (24). Micah is in his fourth year of college at the University of Wisconsin, Stout (Menomonie, WI) studying Industrial Design, Mara is in her second year of college at the University of Wisconsin, Superior (Superior, WI) studying History and Art, Mathias is in his second year as a cabinet builder at a local cabinet factory, and Malachi no longer lives with us and has minimal contact.

St. James Lutheran Church is a sister congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod located in Howard Lake, MN, which is about 45 minutes west of the Twin Cities. The congregation is about 10 years removed from a reconciliation process with the Ambassadors of Reconciliation prior to my call to serve the congregation. Stabilization has come upon the congregation from that event, with the congregation looking somewhat different. The congregation has a strong, faithful core of members and leaders, and Pastor Loder is working toward establishing a strong Lutheran identity, open lines of communication, and purposeful and clear avenues of ministry centered on Word and Sacrament.

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Experience and Education

As an international ministry, we receive cases that require cultural sensitivity and awareness. Please describe your experience working in other cultures and any additional information that would be helpful for us to know, such as your ethnic heritage, languages spoken, and time spent living abroad.

I have not traveled much out of the country other than a short trip to Panama with Central American Lutheran Mission Society.

Just english.

Yes. I took the week-long class twice. I am not sure of the exact dates, but the first time was about 2012 and the second time was 2020.

BM in Vocal Performance - University of South Dakota - 2004
SD Law Enforcement Academy - Pierre, SD - 2004
MDiv - Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne - 2009
Advanced Education Certificate (All but Dissertation for a DMIn) in Servant Leadership - Bethel Seminary - 2020
SLED (School Leadership Development) Certification - LCMS Lutheran Education - 2021

St. James Lutheran Church and School
Senior Pastor - 2015 to present
School Administrator - 2019 - present



8. Please check any areas of conflict resolution in which you have particular interest or expertise:

Essay Questions

I am a sinner saved by the blood of Jesus and promised, through grace, the blessing of eternal life as Jesus has risen from the grave.

I believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, a living and breathing Word embodied in the incarnation of Jesus which pours forth faith and truth for all who believe.

"I have good news for you..."

A non-refundable application fee of $150 must be paid BEFORE your application is reviewed. You may send checks to Ambassadors of Reconciliation, P.O Box 81662, Billings, MT 59108, OR you may pay by credit card with the button below. NOTE: a 3.33% convenience fee is added to credit card payments.

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