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.
Locate a Congregation
Locate a congregation
- Crow River
- Glacial Ridge
- Great River
- Lac Qui Parle
- Minnesota Valley
- Scenic Valley
- Watonwan River
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 a 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 Synod Minister 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!
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