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The annual Bismarck Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, will be held May 5, 2015, at 12:00 Noon until 1:00 p.m. Pastor Renee Splichal-Larson will deliver the keynote address. The event will take place at the Ramkota Inn, 800 South Third Street, Bismarck. Businesses may reserve table sponsorships, $500 for a table of eight, and $250 for a table of four. Individual tickets may also be reserved for $25. Reservations are required and must be made in advance by Noon, May 1, 2015. For more information and to make reservations, call (701) 400-0646 and leave a message. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Crisis Care Chaplaincy program.
Pastor Renee Splichal-Larson has been serving as pastor of Heart River Lutheran Church in Mandan, ND, since September 2010. Renee also serves as a mission developer, creating a re-entry ministry called Heart River Bridges of Hope. Bridges of Hope fosters faith formation, community building, mentorship, and worship opportunities for and with youth leaving the ND Youth Correctional Center.
Pastor Renee grew up in Garrison, ND, and went to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, for undergraduate studies. After graduating from Concordia with a B.A. in Physical Education and a minor in Religion, she volunteered full-time for two years; one year with Urban Servant Corps in Denver, CO, and one year with Border Servant Corps in Las Cruces, NM. Renee attended Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA, receiving a Master of Divinity Degree, and was ordained on August 2, 2010. She has served the church body of the ELCA as a trained “global musician,” and preached at the 2011 Churchwide Assembly in Orlando, FL.
Pastor Renee has served on the board of Charles Hall Youth Services in Bismarck, and currently serves on the Disciplinary Committee for the Western ND Synod. Renee is a survivor of the Haiti earthquake and is publishing her first book within the next year through Wipf & Stock Publishers.
The Crisis Care Chaplaincy serves the Bismarck Police and Fire Departments, Bismarck Rural Fire Department, Burleigh County Sheriff, and the N.D. State Highway Patrol.
For more information about the Crisis Care Chaplaincy visit www.chaplainsnd.org