We are excited to gather this year, virtually, and we hope you are too! Even though this looks different than meeting at Gustavus Adolphus College or in Redwood Falls, we have worked hard to bring you the same organized, quality Assembly you have seen in the past. Please read on for important information that will make your experience and this Assembly a success.
The Synod Assembly will be live streamed, and the links will be posted here and on our Synod’s Facebook page when the time comes to go live! Only voting members are allowed into the Zoom Meeting because of our voting and credentialing process. We encourage congregations to lift up the live stream and watch as voting members conduct the business of the assembly, and elect a new bishop.
Click the links below to view and download.
Voting Member Information
Adoption of Bylaw S7.15.02
Proposed Rules of Procedure
Table of Parliamentary Terms
How Do We Elect a Bishop?
Bishop Election FAQs
Report of Presiding Bishop
Report of Presiding Bishop ~Spanish
Report of the Bishop
Report of Chair, Bishop Election Committee
Biographical Data of Pre-Identified Pastors for Bishop
Special Recognitions 2020
Special Recognitions 2021
Congregations Leaving a Legacy
Rev. Dr. Darold H. Beekmann
Gratitude & Appreciation
-2022 Compensation Guidelines
-Resolution 21.01 – Regarding Changes to the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Constitution and Bylaws
-Resolution 21.02 – Honor the Ministry of Bishop Jon V. Anderson
-2023 Proposed Budget
-Treasurer’s Report: 2021 Budget v. Actual
-Treasurer’s Report: Statements of Assets & Statement of Revenues and Expenses by Fund
Reports to the Assembly:
Staff Report: Bishop Jon V. Anderson
Staff Report: Rev. Kathryn Skoglund, Synod Minister
Staff Report: Rev. Stephen Cook, Synod Minister
Staff Report: Rev. Dee Pederson, Director for Evangelical Mission
Staff Report: Sister Sarah Hausken, Youth Ministry Coordinator
We Remember: Obituaries of Rostered Ministers that have died in 2020 and 2021
The following reports were voluntarily summited, please email Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a report to the assembly.
Continuous Growth Pathway – Video will be posted during the assembly!
Church Mutual – Video will be posted during the assembly!
ELCA Churchwide Organization 2020 Annual Report
Gifts of Grace
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries – Video will be posted during the assembly!
Gustavus Adolphus College
Lutheran Advocacy – Minnesota – Video will be posted during the assembly!
Lutheran Campus Ministry – St. Cloud State University – Video will be posted during the assembly!
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Lutheran Social Service – Video will be posted during the assembly!
Minnesota Council of Churches
Mission Investment Fund
Portico Benefit Services
Shalom Hill Farm – Video will be posted during the assembly!
Shetek Lutheran Ministries – Video will be posted during the assembly!
SW MN Synod Companion Synod Committee
Women of the ELCA