The 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 240 congregations and one mission start. We are the fourth largest synod in terms of baptized members with 113,896. The synod is divided into 10 geographical conferences.
More than 360 ministers (including 125 retired ministers) are rostered in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.