Meet Dr. Johnson Rethinasamy on Monday, January 11

Have you ever wondered how a congregation composed of many people from many different ethnic backgrounds works? Ever been curious about how your congregation might begin to more closely reflect the ethnic makeup of its surrounding community?

Rev. Dr. Johnson Rethinasamy is the Mission Executive for the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and pastors a multicultural/multiethnic church called Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitestone, New York. His congregation worships in five different languages.

Dr. Rethinasamy will be in town later this week to meet with ethnic pastors on Thursday, January 7 and to speak at the LINC Twin Cities appreciation dinner on Friday, January 8. You can find more information about the dinner at

Additionally, he will be at our district office on Monday, January 11.  You are invited to join in a conversation at the district office from 1-3pm with LCMS church leaders from around the Twin Cities as we consider how Dr. Rethinasamy’s insights into multi-ethnic ministry might be applied to congregations in our metro area and across our district. We will provide refreshments and you bring your questions.

We know that this is very short notice, but we sure hope you are able to join in the conversation as pastors, commissioned ministers and other church leaders join together in an open conversation about ministry in a multi-ethnic setting.

If you are able to attend, RSVP to Phil Johnson at The RSVP will help us to plan for space and refreshments. Please join us for this time of coffee and conversation next Monday afternoon.