Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, WA

Theme:  “See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

NEW!! Live Stream Synod Assembly!

 

Voter’s Information and Reports *everything you’ll need, as of June 1st).

Online Synod Assembly Registration Information: All information will be emailed to voting members, so be sure that you gave us your email address with your registration.

 
Our 2019 Synod Assembly will be held at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA on Friday, June 7-Saturday, June 8, 2019.
 
Daily start and end times (draft):  8:45am-5:30pm
Agenda (draft as of 5/30/19) (dpf)
Voter’s Information and Reports– (Click here)-100 pages of all the info you need as of June 1st.
What is the Synod Assembly?
The Synod Assembly is this Synod’s highest legislative authority working with rostered and lay voting members from all of our congregations and mission starts. Each congregation sends at least two lay voting members along with their rostered ministers.  
 
What do we do there?
We will have the opportunity to think and plan for the future of the ELCA and your congregation.  We will learn stories of congregations already in the renewal process, learn about ELCA ministries, elect a synod bishop and many other elected positions , hear from our ELCA Churchwide representative on the ministry that the ELCA does worldwide, learn things to help our congregations, participate in workshops about moving forward in your ministries and how we can help the Church move into the future in new ways, interactive displays.plus we’ll have two beautiful and unique worship services for us to participate in together.   You will love hearing the 300-400 voices harmonize together!
Agenda (pdf)
2019 Resolutions and Memorials:
  1. Resolution Paid Parental and Family Leave/Care of Family Due to Illness
  2. Memorial on Paid Parental and Family Medical Leave
  3. Gun Safety Resolution
  4. Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery
  5. Resolution to Amend Model Constitution
Bishop’s Election

Bishop Candidate Pre-Identification Process 2019

Other Elected Positions

2019 -2020 Nomination bios (updated 5-30-19) 

2019 Nominations (pdf-yellow)       2020 Nominaions (pdf- blue)

2019-2020 Job Descriptions of elected positions

2019 Nomination Form-fill in

Speakers:   

ELCA Churchwide Staff:  Victoria Flood, ELCA Director, Mission Support Victoria Flood serves as Director for Mission Support in the churchwide expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Learning more about the ministries of our church through visits in synods and with congregations is one of Victoria’s greatest joys in this position.  She is often heard saying, “Mission Support is rooted in our faith and our relationships.  It is one of the most tangible ways that all of us in the ELCA demonstrate we are church together for the sake of the world.”

Victoria began serving in this position in March 2016. Prior to that, Victoria served 15 years in the churchwide expression of the ELCA as part of the team in Research and Evaluation.  Prior to serving in the ELCA, Victoria worked nearly seven years in Wisconsin state government.

Victoria earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Political Science from Valparaiso University.

She and her husband, Rod Boriack, live in Des Plaines, IL. They are proud parents and grandparents to 2 children – Katy (Christian); Jon (Brooke); and 2 grandchildren – Ayden and Zoe.  Victoria and Rod worship at both Our Saviour’s in Arlington Heights and Redeemer in Park Ridge.

Bible Study:  Bishop Rick Jaech

Bishop Jaech will teach on the assembly theme “See I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

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