Briarwood Lutheran Ministries began in 1995 and was registered as an independent non-profit in 1998.
Click here for in-depth history of Briarwood, 1995-2003.
Click here for in-depth history of Briarwood, 2003-2011.
We hope to include additional historical details in the coming months.
Bishop Gronberg communicated major updates via his Bishop’s report to each NT-NL Synod Assembly, 2017-2022. Those recordings can be found on the synod’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ntnl/playlists
You can find recent letters from Bishop Gronberg here:
The Future of Briarwood Lutheran Ministries (March 1, 2023)
Completion of Sale of Briarwood Property (April 19, 2023)
Here is the announcement from the buyer: Denton County Buys 60-Acre Briarwood Retreat Center (April 20, 2023)
The Briarwood Legacy Endowment‘s first set of Directors was appointed by the NT-NL Synod Council and affirmed by the NT-NL Synod Assembly on April 28, 2023. They are:
Jackie Leatch, Mount Olive, Dallas
Rev. Heath Abel, Covenant, Temple
Doug Will, Trinity, Fort Worth
The latest update (April 29, 2023) can be found via the Bishop’s report to the 2023 NT-NL Synod Assembly:
More information will be shared here after the completion of the sale of the property at 670 Copper Canyon Rd, Argyle, TX 76226.