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 232 congregations and two synodically authorized worshiping community. We are the fourth largest synod in terms of baptized members with 102,163. The synod is divided into 10 geographical conferences.
We have 366 ministers (including 153 retired ministers) are rostered in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.