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2024 Synod Assembly

Welcome to the 2024 Synod Assembly! We are excited to gather this year, both online and onsite, and we hope you are too! The Synod Assembly Planning (SAP) team and synod staff are working hard to bring you a great Assembly! Please read on for important information that will make your voting member registration experience easier.

When: June 7-8, 2024.
Time: 6:00 pm. Friday to 5:00 pm. Saturday.
Where: Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter & Zoom Webinar.

The theme of the 2024 Synod Assembly is Romans 12:5 “So we, who are many, are ONE BODY IN CHRIST, and individually we are members one of another.” NRSV.

Read the Assembly registration information below before registering. 

We are honored to host Rev. Dr. Aaron Suomala Folkerds, Synod Minister for Mental Health & Wellness in Northwestern Minnesota Synod; Rev. Dr. Philip Hirsch, Executive Director, Christian Community and Leadership, ELCA.; and Bishop NkosiNathi Myaka, Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa – South Eastern Diocese.

The Assembly will begin Friday evening at 6 pm. There will be hors d’ oeuvres & networking, presentations, and a short evening worship service. Saturday morning will open with worship at 9 am. A full day of business will follow. All voting members will have the opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers, including Bishop Dee Pederson, and our shared ministry partners in the form of videos. They will choose from four workshops, and vote in synod and churchwide elections. Other voting will include the 2026 Synod Budget, 2025 Compensation Guidelines and resolutions brought to the Assembly. The Assembly will recess at 5 pm.

Synod Assembly Coordinator

Tamara Schacher
Admin. Assistant to Bishop Dee Pederson
[email protected]
507.627.9041 (Direct Line) 507.430.2367 (Cell)

Photos from the 2023 Synod Assembly.
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