As people of God, we seek to be ambassadors for Christ proclaiming God's love to the world. Together, the 73 congregations of the La Crosse Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are making Christ known in powerful ways in our local community, region and the world. Read more »
2021 Bishop Election Nominees
Rev. Meg Hoversten
Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Howe
Rev. Felix Malpica
Rev. Steve E. Meyer
Rev. Rebecca "Becky" Piper
Rev. Anna Sorenson
Rev. Elizabeth-Ann "Becky" Swanson
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PHOTOS AND BIO INFO.
THEME: " . . . we will SING"
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FROM COMMITTEE FOR ELECTION OF THE BISHOP
Synod members may suggest questions to be used in the upcoming Bishop Candidate Forums. These forums will be recorded, virtual events where the 7 nominees for bishop of our synod will be asked to respond to various questions, thus enabling synod members, and especially voting members to synod assembly, to get to know our nominees. Click Survey Link to submit your question.
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2301 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
Called Forward Together in Christ
Future Directions of the ELCA
Propelled by a commitment to Lutheran traditions and to being a community of faith that is always forming and being renewed, the ELCA’s presiding bishop, Church Council and Conference of Bishops initiated a process to engage the ELCA in conversation about future directions – to help this church journey faithfully and effectively together in the years ahead.
The Church we are becoming . . .
A thriving church spreading the gospel and deepening faith for all people
A church equipping people for their baptismal vocations in the world and this church
An inviting and welcoming church that reflects and embraces the diversity in our communities and the gifts and opportunities that diversity brings
A visible church deeply committed to working ecumenically and with other people of faith for justice, peace and reconciliation in our communities and around the world
A well-governed, connected and sustainable church
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