Deacon Colleen Bernu
Synod Staff Liaison
Deacon Colleen Bernu (Synod Staff Liaison) is a Minister of Word and Service in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and serves on the Northeastern Minnesota Synod staff as Director for Evangelical Mission and Synod Minister for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Colleen, a former teacher, is a part of the community of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and she lives on the Fond Du Lac Indian Reservation with her family. Colleen is committed to using her training and experience to expand diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through the formation of common memory in order for communal healing to begin. Prior to her call to synod staff, Colleen served as mission developer for Together Here Ministries.