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

Office Hours

Monday ~ Wednesday
 9:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM

Thursday thru Sunday

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

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, 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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Interim/Summer Pastor: Rev. Kisten Thompson
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager: Sue Vukelich
Senior Choir Director: Keith J. Williams
Pianist & Worship Team Director: Mark Trease
Bookkeeper: Mike Edstrom
Wedding Coordinator: Jeannie Kuzmich
Kitchen Coordinator: Carol Knutson
Technical Ministry: Ryan Bailey
Rev. Alexandra (Ali) Tranvik
Rev. Ali Tranvik joined the Cross of Glory community in 2020. Pastor Ali and her husband Isak are originally from the Twin Cities, but most recently lived in Durham, NC, where 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 six years of 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 church's role in the Holocaust as part of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in Berlin, Germany. Pastor Ali is passionate about building relationships between the church and neighborhood, gathering to break bread with neighbors, and writing at the intersection of faith and public life. In her free time, she enjoys camping, reading, and trying to locate the best tacos in town. Pastor Ali is thrilled to be part of the Brooklyn Center community. She would love to hear from you at:  
Congregational Council

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

Council Members
Lori Balzer
Michael Balzer
Mike Edstrom
Laura McClanahan
Dennis Olson