Episode 35: What is the Sabbath?


Joe and Geoff took some time earlier this fall to rest, relax and work on important church matters.  During this time they reflected on the sabbath and how it is important in their lives as well as others.  Check out this latest episode from the 2 Bald Pastors.

Episode 34: The Little Free Pantry

Conversation with Jessica McClard


Jessica McClard ran through the streets of her neighborhood and saw many Little Free Libraries.  After seeing them she was inspired to help her neighbors by creating a pantry similar to the libraries.  After she looked for the perfect location to put it, she finally decided on her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran.

The concept is as easy as it sounds; People can open it up and take what they need.

People all around the world are creating their own and telling her about it.

If you are inspired to create your own check out her website Little Free Pantry.


Episode 33: Conversation with Bishop Paul Erickson

Bishop of Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA


The Rev. Paul D. Erickson was elected June 4, 2016 to a six-year term as bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., in 1983 and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1989. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Congregational Mission and Leadership from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., in 2012.

He returns to the Greater Milwaukee Synod from St. Paul, where he served as the director of Agora, a ministry that works to develop lay leaders for immigrant and multicultural congregations in Minnesota and South Dakota. Erickson grew up in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, where he was a member of St. Matthew’s in Wauwatosa and Bethel in Muskego. From 1993-2003, he served as pastor of Faith/Santa Fe Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, and he was later called as Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission in the Saint Paul Area Synod, where he served with Bishop Peter Rogness (a former bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod) from 2008-2014. He has also served at congregations in Chicago, Ill. and West St. Paul, Minn.

Erickson speaks of his deep love of the ELCA and of the global church, and notes that he has spent much of his ministry working in cross-cultural settings. He also points out the need to find new ways to move forward together as the church, despite our comfort with more familiar approaches to ministry.

Paul and his wife, Lynn (an ELCA pastor serving in West St. Paul, Minn.), have two children: David, 20, and Sarah, 16.

Episode 32: Vote for Justice and Peace

Geoff and Joe Talk about the 2016 Presidential Election


We are living in a difficult time.  Next week we are approaching a very important election.  We don’t have the answers but we talked about the election and how important Justice and Peace is to our vote.

We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.  We hope you connect with us and let us know what you think about this episode.

Episode 30: Church in the Heart of the World with Pastor Justin Grimm


Reverend Justin Grimm is the Director for Evangelical Mission, Assistant to the Bishop for Next Generation Ministries in the Saint Paul Area Synod, ELCA

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