St. Mark's Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation
The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations and ministries that have made a public commitment to welcome, include and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals and their families. In 1991, St. Mark's voted to become RIC--the first Lutheran congregation to do so in North Dakota! Since then, we have been been very involved in our local LGBTQIA+ community. Our Pastor Joe is openly gay and has served our congregation since 2016.