Cross of Glory Lutheran Church   ELCA
5929 Brooklyn Boulevard               Phone: 763-533-8602
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
               Fax: 763-533-8831

Welcoming all people to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


Office Hours

Monday ~ Thursday
 8:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM

8:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

Holiday Schedule
 (our office is closed)

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day


We have an awesomely active and hugely helpful cadre of volunteers!  These people share their talents and give many hours of their time and without them we would not be able to function!  They assemble bulletins, serve coffee, answer the phone, fix the HVAC system, decorate for special days, water flowers and pull weeds, prepare for the annual garage sale, spend quality time with our youth, sing, attend meetings, climb tall ladders to change light bulbs, teach Sunday School, lead an exercise class, bake, shovel snow ... well, you get the idea.  The jobs are easier (and more fun!) when many participate.  Want to help? We'll find something for you to do -- just ask!  Check out our Connect & Participate and Support & Serve pages for additional information.

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Lead Pastor: Rev. Doug Mork
Contemporary Worship and Youth: Rev. Mark Hostetler
Director of Outreach: Rev. Christian Vincent
Organist: Reverend Dr. Allan Mahnke
Director of Senior Choir: Keith J. Williams
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager: Sue Vukelich
Bookkeeper: Mike Edstrom
Wedding Coordinator: Jeannie Kuzmich
Kitchen Coordinators: Ruth Brateng & Mary Betlach
Facility Care: Jacob Dashiell

Pastor Doug Mork

Pastor Doug grew up in rural Minnesota and attended Carleton College in Northfield. After working in the South as a union organizer, he returned to seminar at Luther in St. Paul. Prior to coming to Cross of Glory, he served Iglesia Luterana San Martin-Holy Trinity in St. Paul, MN and Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Burnsville, MN and also ran a program in ethical reflection at Carleton College. He is passionate about the city and ministry in diverse communities. His wife, MaryBeth, works with immigrant and refugee children as an Elementary English Language Learning teacher and his two daughters, Kelsey and Briana, are in college.

Pastor Mark Hostetler

Pastor Mark was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  He is married to Nancy and they have two boys, Johnmark and Gabriel.  He earned a  BA degree in Theology from Asbury College and a MDiv from Alliance Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1984, has served in 6 different churches and began ministry at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in 2000. His ministry focus is on leading our contemporary worship experience, outreach ministries and our summer multicultural performing arts camp.  Pastor Mark is passionate about leading worship and giving sermons that help people connect with God, express their love and devotion to God and be empowered by God to make a difference in the world.  He likes to define Christians as "unique expressions of God to the world, who are daily seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus to everyone they meet." 
Congregational Council

Executive Committee
President: Kim Jacobson
Vice-President: Dan Aulwes
Treasurer: Mike Edstrom
Secretary: Lori Callier Balzer

Council Members
Judy Lewis
Johnetta Freeman
Kirsten Edstrom
Ruth Lundquist
Dawn Bailey

Meeting Schedules

Leadership Listening Post occurs on the 5th Sunday of months that have a 5th Sunday at 10:15AM.

Council Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.

Fellowship and Worship, Music, & Arts meet together  the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.

W/ELCA Board meets the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30 PM.