Companion Congregations

Following the values of accompaniment, churches in the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala are partnered with churches in the United States. Both the Saint Paul Area Synod and the Southeastern Synod have Companion Synod relationships with the ILAG. These relationships are defined by the values of mutuality, inclusivity, vulnerability, empowerment, and sustainability.

 

In entering into a companionship, both partner churches sign a covenant. In this covenant, both churches agree to name one another in prayer each week. United States churches also agree to visit regularly and make a financial commitment to their partners. Interested in entering into a companionship with an ILAG congregation? Email ilagcompanions@gmail.com to learn more.

ILAG Congregations - Saint Paul Area Synod

SPAS CONGREGATIONILAG PARISH
Augustana, West St. Paul
Janet Metcalfe & Amy Wallace
ILA San Agustín, La Esmerelda, Petén

Colegio El Mirador (K-6 School), El Mirador, Boca del Monte, Villa Canales, Guatemala (capital)
Bethesda, Inver Grove Heights
Cheryl Hilber
ILA El Milagro de Dios, Las Rosas, Quiché
Como Park, St. Paul
Ruth Pechauer
ILA Cristo, Luz del Mundo, Santa Amelia, Petén
Easter, Eagan
Kim Becker
ILA Divino Salvador del Mundo, El Mirador, Boca del Monte, Villa Canales, Guatemala (capital)

ILA San Marcos, Aldea Maya Itzá, Sierra del Lacandón, Petén
Gloria Dei, St. Paul
Katie LeClair
Colegio El Mirador (K-6 School), El Mirador, Boca del Monte, Villa Canales, Guatemala (capital)

ILA Divino Salvador del Mundo, El Mirador, Boca del Monte, Villa Canales, Guatemala (capital)
Grace, Apple Valley
Chuck Swanson
ILA Mensajeros de Cristo, Santa Elena 20 de Octubre, Alta Verapaz
King of Kings, Woodbury
Elizabeth Hendrickson
ILA Espiritu Santo, Nuevo Porvenir de los Mártires, Alta Verapaz
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville
Joel McDermott
ILA Cristo, Luz del Mundo, Santa Amelia, Petén
Our Savior's, Circle Pines
Deanine Mann & Rev. Steve Sylvester
ILA San Isidro Labrador, Nueva Guatemala, Petén
Our Savior's, Stillwater
Becky Maier
ILA San Juan Bautista Zaculeu, La Libertad, Petén
St. Michael's, Roseville
Lisa Koland, Joan Felice
ILA Santa Cruz de la Esperanza, Cimiento de la Esperanza, Quiché
Trinity, Lindstrom
Katie Werman Roche & Rev. Terry Nordheim
ILA Jesús, El Buen Pastor, San Antonio Tjezá, Quiché

 

ILAG Congregations - Other Synods (2022)

CONGREGATIONILAG PARISH
Atonement Lutheran, Boulder, Colo.
Mira Canion
ILA Santisima Trinidad, ILAG Lutheran Center, Los Alamos, Guatemala City
Christ the King, Durango, Colo.
Rev. Tim Orlowski
ILA San Juan Bautista Zaculeu, La Libertad, Petén
Living Joy, Prior Lake, Minn.
Jennifer McGahen
ILA El Milagro de Dios, Las Rosas, Quiché
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marietta, Ga.
Rev. Stephen Friedrich & Rev. Bob Bear
ILA Santisima Trinidad, ILAG Lutheran Center, Los Alamos, Guatemala City
Shepherd of the Hills, Austin TX
Donald Cadenhead & Rev. Tom Grevlos
ILA Virgen del Rosario, Aurora 8 de Octubre
Spring Garden, Cannon Falls, Minn.
Rev. Nick Fisher-Broin & Megan Nerison
Health Ministry
St. John, Griffin, Ga.
Larry Schultz
Colegio El Mirador (K-6 School), El Mirador, Boca del Monte, Villa Canales, Guatemala (capital)

Congregations within the Saint Paul Area Synod can be connected to our companion synod relationship, even if they do not have a partner congregation relationship, provided they designate “Congregational Coordinators.” These Congregational Coordinators receive updates on developments and are invited to attend and encourage others from their congregation to attend various Guatemala Friend events, scheduled throughout the year.  The following congregations participate in this way:

 

  • Christ on Capitol Hill, St. Paul - Rev. Joy McDonald Coltvet
  • Faith, Forest Lake - Judy Espinosa
  • Gustavus Adolphus, St. Paul - Rev. Amanda Simons
  • Highview Christiania, Farmington - Connie Mealman