Cross of Glory Lutheran Church   ELCA
5929 Brooklyn Boulevard                     Phone: 763-533-8602
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
                  Email: office@crossofglory.us

Office Hours


Monday - Wednesday
 9AM - 3PM

Note: Please check our 
COVID-19 Info page for current building use guidelines. Thank you!




Take part in our 
life together!

We're grateful for the many hands and voices that enrich our life together. If you're interested in sharing your gifts at Cross of Glory, we'd love to hear from you! Lend a hand in the church office, share your musical gifts with the choir or worship team, care for our building and community garden, tutor students at Progeny Academy, mentor  children and youth, help out on our tech team, cook meals for community gatherings, and much more. Visit the Connect page to learn more!

STAFF AND COUNCIL
Staff
Lead Pastor: Rev. Ali Tranvik
Office Manager: Sue Vukelich
Senior Choir Director: Keith J. Williams
Pianist & Worship Team Director: Mark Trease
Bookkeeper: Mike Edstrom
Custodian: Matt Steven
Kitchen Coordinator: Carol Knutson
Tech Ministry: Ryan Bailey
Rev. Ali Tranvik
Originally from the Twin Cities, Pastor Ali and her partner Isak are thrilled to be back in Minneapolis after living in St. Louis, Quito, and most recently, Durham, NC. Pastor Ali attended Duke Divinity School and later served as Lutheran Campus Pastor at Duke (cut her some slack as she tries to stop saying “y’all” after living in the south!). Pastor Ali's call to ministry was informed and deepened through community organizing in Durham, working at La Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexico, and studying the Holocaust as part of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in Berlin. Pastor Ali is passionate about building relationships between the church and its neighborhood, gathering to break bread with neighbors, and writing at the intersection of faith and public life. In her free time, she enjoys camping, walking the lakes, and trying to locate the best tacos in town. Pastor Ali joined the Cross of Glory community in 2020, and is grateful to be part of the COG and Brooklyn Center community. She'd love to hear from you at atranvik@crossofglory.us.  
Church Council 2021

President: Judy Lewis
Vice-President: Bruce Vukelich
Treasurer: Steve Ferley
Secretary: Erik Haugland

Lori Balzer
Michael Balzer
Mike Edstrom
Laura McClanahan
Dennis Olson
Eilert Pederson