More than 366 Rostered Ministers

Southwestern Minnesota is one of 65 synods in the ELCA, which are grouped into nine regions. Our Region 3 consists of the nine synods of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. We are the third largest synod in terms of number of congregations with 227 congregations and two synodically authorized worshiping communities. We are the fourth largest synod in terms of baptized members with 100,421. The synod is divided into 10 geographical conferences.

About 350 ministers are rostered in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod. This number includes:

  • 173 Ministers in Active Calls
  • 22 Ministers On Leave from Call
  • 155 Retired Ministers
Deacon Jill David Ordination

SW MN Rostered Ministers Directory

AccessACS is our online directory for rostered ministers. It is completely safe and secure; we don’t sell or share your information with anyone. AccessACS is updated weekly so the information is always current. You control what others see on your profile. Add pictures and social media to your homepage!

Do you have a smartphone? There is a free app for that! Look for ChurchLife in your app store! If you are a rostered minister you can attain a log-in and gain access to this online tool!

Contact Tammy Schacher at online or 507-627-9041 if you need assistance.

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ELCA Rostered Minister

Go to the ELCA’s "Find a Person Look-Up System” to locate a minister and other churchwide leaders.







Locate a Congregation

You can search by ZIP code, state, name, or synod using the ELCA's "Congregation Look-Up System." This includes locations, mailing addresses, phone numbers, websites, e-mail addresses, and congregation tend reports.

Congregations by Conference

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