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Minister , college administrator

John Victor Gronli, American college administrator, minister. Member personnel and guidance associations, American, Minnesota college personnel associations.

Background

Gronli, John Victor was born on September 11, 1932 in Eshowe, South Africa. Son of John Einar and Marjorie Gellet (Hawker) Gronli.

Education

Came to the United States, 1934, naturalized, 1937. Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1953. Master of Divinity, Luther Theological Seminary, 1958, Doctor of Ministry, 1978.

Master of Arts, Pacific Lutheran U., 1975.

Career

Ordained to ministry, 1958. Pastor Brocket-Lawton Lutheran Parish, Brocket, North Dakota, 1958-1961. Harlowton (Montana) Lutheran Parish, 1961-1966.

Senior pastor St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Shelby, Montana, 1966-1975. Missionary Paulinum Seminary, Otjimbingwe, Namibia, 1975-1976. Dean, department chairman philosophy and humanities Golden Valley Lutheran College, Minneapolis, 1976-1985.

Director Summer Institute Pastoral Ministry, Minneapolis, 1980-1985, senior pastor Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, Montana, 1985-1995;president, Chief Executive Officer Control Montana Concrete, Harlowton, GEHM Inc., Martinsdale, Montana, 1991, consultant for organizational communications, 1995. Board of directors Montana Association Churches, 1973-1975, Richland Homes, Sidney, Montana, 1990-1994, Eastern Montana Mental Health Association, 1993-1994. Secretary board for committee and mission support American Lutheran Church, 1973-1975.

Member district county Rocky Mountain District, 1963-1975, secretary, 1963-1970. Member South African affairs task force Search Engine Marketing District, 1978-1979. Dean Southwest Montana Conference Evangelical Lutheran Church in American.

Faculty Northern Rockies Institute Theology, 1986. Trustee Lutheran Bible Institute, Seattle, 1986-1992.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, 1958.

Works

Membership

Board directors Montana Association Churches, 1973-1975, Richland Homes, Sidney, Montana, 1990-1994, Eastern Montana Mental Health Association, 1993-1994. Secretary board for communications and mission support American Lutheran Church, 1973-1975. Member district council Rocky Mountain District, 1963-1975, secretary 1963-1970.

Member South African affairs task force Search Engine Marketing District, 1978-1979. Dean Southwest Montana Conference Evangelical Lutheran Church in American. Faculty Northern Rockies Institute Theology, since 1986.

Trustee Lutheran Bible Institute, Seattle, 1986-1992. Vice president Canyon Haven Retreat Center, Martinsdale, Montana. Member personnel and guidance associations, American Minnesota college personnel associations.

Connections

Married Jeanne Louise Ellertson, September 15, 1952. Children: Cheryl Marie Mundt, Deborah Raechel Hokanson, John Timothy, Peter Jonas, Daniel Reuben.

father:
John Einar Gronli

mother:
Marjorie Gellet (Hawker) Gronli

spouse:
Jeanne Louise Ellertson

child:
Daniel Reuben Gronli

child:
Peter Jonas Gronli

child:
John Timothy Gronli

child:
Deborah Raechel Hokanson Gronli

child:
Cheryl Marie Mundt Gronli