Rev. Dee Pederson Elected Bishop
We are thankful for our online synod assembly, and look forward to our newly elected Bishop, Rev. Dee Pederson's service. Bishop Jon Anderson will complete his term this fall after 18 years of service.
Rev. Dee Pederson was elected June 12th to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly. Pr. Dee was elected on the fifth ballot.
The following information will be updated soon with assembly recaps. The assembly livestream will be posted in a video format in a couple weeks.
We are grateful you will be joining us on June 6, 11 & 12th, when we will gather virtually on Zoom videoconferencing platform as a synod to worship, conduct the business of the assembly, and elect a new bishop. While this year’s gathering may look a little different, we are coming to you with the same excitement to gather in faith and gratitude as we all experience the assembly in a new way! We want all participants to have an enjoyable, positive experience and we have worked hard and sought excellent advice from the brave synods who have gone before us. Please read the whole pre-assembly book, participate in all pre-assembly meetings, practice sessions, and ballots. Most importantly, pray. Now more than ever, we are called to show up and remember that church is more than a building, it is a community. The work of our synod takes all of us. Though we might wish we could gather in person, we are committed to making this assembly the next best thing! We ask for your grace as we navigate this exciting adventure together!
We’re so glad you’re here!
The time has come for Voting Members to complete the 2nd step in attending the Virtual Assembly: Registering for the Synod Assembly Zoom Link
First, watch the orientation video from the Synod Assembly Planning Team.
Second, read the step-by-step guide to register for the plenary Zoom link. This PDF will guide you through screen shots of what emails to be looking for and what to expect in the credentials process. Click here to view and print the guide.
And, lastly plan to attend a practice tech session next week, see below for more information.