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SW MN Synod Bishop Nominees

On February 22 conferences of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA nominated six pastors for the office
of synod bishop.
Nominations are now closed.
The following bishop nominees
where elected:

  • Rev. Jon Anderson
  • Rev. Paul Lutter
  • Rev. Steve Olson
  • Rev. Dr. Laurie Skow-Anderson
  • Rev. Lyle Snyder
  • Rev. Timothy Wittwer

The bishop election will take place at our synod assembly, June 12-14, 2015, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.
Click here to visit the bishop election webpage for nominees biographical information.

Health Assessment (HA)

Portico health plan members and eligible spouses, simply sign in to myPortico to access the new Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online and take your health assessment.
ELCA-Primary members, start earning wellness dollars by taking the
Health Assessment.

After taking the HA click here to enter
into a $100 drawing.