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 conference
More than 366 ministers (including 153 retired ministers) are rostered in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.
Locate a Congregation
Locate a congregation
Click here to download PDF of our synod map.
- Crow River
- Glacial Ridge
- Great River
- Lac Qui Parle
- Minnesota Valley
- Scenic Valley
- Watonwan River
Click here to download an Excel document of all synod congregations.
You can also 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. Click here to visit the ELCA’s “Congregation Look-Up System” or see the map to search by ZIP code.
Locate a Minister
Locate an ELCA Rostered Minister
Please click here to go to the ELCA’s “Find a Person Look-Up System” to locate a minister and other churchwide leaders.
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 click here to attain a log-in and gain access to this online tool!
Contact Tammy Schacher at [email protected] or 507-627-9041 if you need assistance.