The ELCA's 65 synods vary greatly in size, geography, membership, staffing and program. Our smallest synod has 30 congregations — the largest nearly 300.Who is the Bishop of the southwestern Minnesota Synod?
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 a virtual Synod Assembly. Pr. Dee was elected on the fifth ballot.How many congregations are in a synod?
Our smallest synod has 30 congregations — the largest nearly 300. The synods are grouped into nine regions, which are points of connection for them and the churchwide organization. Synods unite the work of congregations within their areas, serve as regional support, and guide pastoral and other staff candidates.How much does it cost to attend a synod?
Because we still need to cover the costs incurred for putting on a one-day on-line event, you are invited to attend for a reduced rate of $75. Checks should be made out to the Northeastern Minnesota Synod and sent to the synod office at 1105 East Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802.