2024 Synod Assembly

2024 Synod Assembly
Where: Gustavus Adolphus College
When: June 7-8, 2024

This will be a hybrid Assembly. This means voting members will have the opportunity to participate online or onsite.

Rev. Dr. Aaron Suomala Folkerds is the keynote speaker; Executive Director for Christian Community and Leadership, Phil Hirsch is the ELCA representative; and Bishop Myaka from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa will also be attending.

What congregations need to know when electing Synod Assembly voting members:

Online voting members will need to have:
-their own device (cell phone, tablet, iPad, or a laptop).
-their own personal email address that is checked on a regular basis.
-the capability to log into Zoom and participate in voting using Zoom Polling.
A hybrid voting member must meet the criteria above.

On-site voting members will have:
-their own devices (cell phone, tablet, iPad, or a laptop).
-opportunities to network in-person.
on-site worship, workshops, and presentations.

Whether you attend the Assembly hybrid or on-site, it promises to be equally engaging and filled with new ways to participate.

The Assembly will begin on Friday around dinnertime with hors d’ Oeuvres, networking, and inspiring programming. Saturday morning will begin at 9 am with worship in Christ Chapel. Plenary Sessions, with official Assembly business, will begin on Saturday morning. The Assembly will recess on Saturday no later than 5 pm. The chart below will help your congregation determine how many voting members to elect at your annual meeting. If you have questions, please contact Tammy Schacher, Assembly Manager, [email protected] or 507-627-9041.

Other important registration information will be sent out in late January.

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Voting Member Chart

Congregation Size* Voting Member # Gender (as near as possible)
0 – 1741 or 2If only one registers, either male or female.
175 – 50021 male, 1 female
501 – 1,00031 male, 1 female + 1 either male or female
1,001 – 1,50042 male, 2 female
1,501 – 2,00052 male, 2 female + 1 either male or female
2,001 – 2,50063 male, 3 female
2,501 – 3,00073 male, 3 female + 1 either male or female
3,001 – 3,50084 male, 4 female
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