The Synod Announces New Mission Exploration in Hugo

Date posted: Wednesday 03 January 2018

The Saint Paul Area Synod is pleased to announce the exploration of a new ministry in Hugo, Minnesota. The synod will partner with St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.


“The community of Hugo is experiencing incredible growth and we look forward to exploring the viability of planting a church there,” said the Rev. Justin Grimm, director for evangelical mission with the Saint Paul Area Synod.


In 2015, the synod voted to explore ministry possibilities in Hugo. St. Andrew’s in Mahtomedi felt called to partner with this exploration as they connect deeper with the community. Their Family Shelter is set to open in Hugo in 2018.


“We are excited to partner with the synod for this opportunity,” said the Rev. Brian Norsman, mission developer for the Hugo ministry and pastor with St. Andrew’s. He will be leading the exploration team. “We have a strong connection in the community already, and believe our message of hope is a natural fit as we explore new ways to live out our mission.”


For more information, contact Chloe Ahlf, coordinator for synod communications, at or 651.224.4313.