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Minister

Thomas Arn Renquist, American minister. Ordained to ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1973. Chair United Way of Olmsted County, Rochester, since 1985, Channel One, Inc., Rochester, 1981-1990, Iowa East Center T.R.A.I.N., Davenport, 1976-1979; board directors Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc., Remsen, 1975-1976. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Renquist, Thomas Arn was born on March 3, 1947 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States. Son of Harris Clemens and Gretchen Margaret (Bertram) Renquist.

Education

Bachelor, University Iowa, 1969. Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1972.

Career

Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Remsen, Iowa., 1973-1976;pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa., 1976-1979;pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minnesota, since 1980. Member Southeastern Minnesota Synod Council, Rochester, since 1987. Delegate constituting convention Evangelical Lutheran Church American, Columbus, Ohio, 1987.

Member county Commision on Ministry in North America, Minneapolis, 1981-1987. Chair Professional Leadership Council, Des Moines, 1977-1979.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1973.

Membership

Chair United Way of Olmsted County, Rochester, since 1985, Channel One, Inc., Rochester, 1981-1990, Iowa East Center T.R.A.I.N., Davenport, 1976-1979. Board directors Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc., Remsen, 1975-1976. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Kathleen E. Schmidt, September 29, 1968 (divorced March 1980). Children: Seth Aaron, Raili Kirsten. Married Christine Larson, June 21, 1980.

Children: Jacob Vinod, Peter Daniel.

father:
Harris Clemens Renquist

mother:
Gretchen Margaret (Bertram) Renquist

spouse:
Kathleen E. Schmidt

spouse:
Christine Larson

child:
Seth Aaron Renquist

child:
Raili Kirsten Renquist

child:
Jacob Vinod Renquist

child:
Peter Daniel Renquist