Deacon Colleen Bernu
Synod Minister for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Deacon Colleen Bernu is a Minister of Word and Service in the ELCA and serves on Together Here Ministries as the Synod Staff Liaison. Colleen, a former teacher, is a part of the community of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and 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.