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Who was Rasmus?

This project is named after Rasmus Jensen, the first Lutheran pastor in North America.

Pastor Jensen was the chaplain of an expedition sent in the spring of 1619 by King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway to search for the Northwest Passage to India. The expedition landed on the shore of Hudson Bay at the present day site of Churchill Manitoba in the fall of 1619.

His commemoration date is February 20.

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Project Agenda

Synod and Congregation Requirements Gathering Session

June 16, 17 and 18, 2000
Winnipeg, MB


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Welcome
  • Overview of what we are doing
  • Introduction to Lotus Notes
  • Demonstration of existing prototypes

9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Review Congregation membership application in the morning
  • Review Human Resources application in the early afternoon
  • Review Event Registration application in the late afternoon

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Session wrap up
  • Review decisions made during the session
  • Review pending decisions
  • Review To Do's resulting from this session
  • Brainstorm ideas, features and processes
  • Address any parking lot issues
  • Next Steps


Alberta and the Territories Synod
Rev Steve Kristenson, Bishop
Trudy Davis, Bookkeeper/Part-time

British Columbia Synod
Rev Ray Schulz, Bishop
Tiina Potyaev, Director of Ministries
Mark McBride
Karen Schmidt

Eastern Synod
Rev Phil Heinze, Assistant to the Bishop
Winne Habel, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop
Steve Johnston
Pat Pond

Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod
Rev Richard M. Smith, Bishop
Dianne Gervais, Administrative Assistant
Caroline Mann, Financial Administrator
David Juhnke
Jerry Langner

Saskatchewan Synod
Rev Allan Grundahl, Bishop
Sharon McKeown-Closs
Chris Wedman
Heidi Hesselink

Rasmus Project Team
Rhonda Hicks, ELCIC
Jim Halmarson, ELCIC
Mary Krieger, ELCIC
Dave Paraluch, IBM
Tony Kwok, IBM
Jim Brereton, IBM

We appreciate your comments and suggestions about Rasmus at this e-mail.

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