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
ILA San Agustín, La Esmerelda, Petén
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
ILA La Resurrección, El Tuerto, Zona 1, Guatemala (capital)

Colegio Luterano Agustino de Guatemala (K-6 School), 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
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville
Debra McDermott
ILA Cristo, Luz del Mundo, Santa Amelia, Petén
Our Savior's, Circle Pines
Deanine Mann
ILA San Isidro Labrador, Nueva Guatemala, Petén
Our Savior's, Stillwater
Becky Maier, Sandy Fabio
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
ILA Jesús, El Buen Pastor, San Antonio Tjezá, Quiché

 

ILAG Congregations - Other Synods

CONGREGATIONILAG PARISH
Atonement Lutheran, Boulder, CO
Mira Canion
ILA Santisima Trinidad, ILAG Lutheran Center, Los Alamos, Guatemala City
Christ the King, Durango, CO
Rev. Tim Orlowski
ILA San Juan Bautista Zaculeu, La Libertad, Petén
Living Joy, Prior Lake MN
Jennifer McGahen
ILA El Milagro de Dios, Las Rosas, Quiché
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marietta, GA
Rev. Stephen Friedrich
ILA Santisima Trinidad, ILAG Lutheran Center, Los Alamos, Guatemala City

MILAGRO Women's Education Center, ILAG Lutheran Center, Los Alamos, Guatemala City
Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Decatur, GA
Tegan Brown
ILA La Resurrección, El Tuerto, Guatemala City
Mount Olivet, Minneapolis
Rev. Charles Ruud
ILA Espiritu Santo, Nuevo Porvenir de los Mártires, Alta Verapaz

IA San Juan Bautista, Playita Cerro Alto, Alta Verapaz

Shepherd of the Hills, Austin TX
Donald Cadenhead
ILA Virgen del Rosario, Aurora 8 de Octubre
Spring Garden, Cannon Falls MN
Nick Fisher-Broin
Health Ministry
St. Andrew, Las Vegas
DeAnn Martell
ILA Divino Salvador del Mundo, El Mirador, Boca del Monte, Villa Canales, Guatemala (capital)

ILA San Marcos, Aldea Maya Itzá, Sierra del Lacandón, Petén
St. John, Griffin, GA
Larry Schultz
ILA La Resurrección, El Tuerto, Guatemala City

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
    Yippy Clem
  • Faith, Forest Lake
    Judy Espinosa
  • Gustavus Adolphus, St. Paul
    Rev. Amanda Simons
  • Highview Christiania, Farmington
    Connie Mealman
  • Luther Memorial, South St. Paul
    Rev. Amanda Olson de Castillo