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Pastor of Swahili congregation installed

Metro Lutheran photo: Bob Hulteen

Minneapolis Area Synod Bishop Ann Svennungsen (right) presided over the installation of the Rev. Andrea Mwalilino, pastor and mission developer of the Minnesota Swahili Christian Congregation, on July 15 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), Minneapolis. Holy Trinity has hosted a Swahili-language service for more than 20 years. That worshipping community is now in its second year as a congregation under development, according to the Rev. Susan Tjornehoj, outgoing director of evangelical mission for the synod.

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