2021 Synod Assembly

June 11-13


THEME: " . . . we will Sing"


See what voting members will need in order to participate
in a virtual assembly. 
Pre-Assembly Meetings:



Sun, March 14, 3 pm - There will be one virtual

meeting held for each conference at 3 pm for the

purpose of nominating candidates for the office

bishop of our synod.


Voting members MUST BE REGISTERED BY March 10 

to be included in the registration lists for the March 14 meetings. Registration is required to bring names of potential candidates forward and to vote on the names presented.

NOTE: To nominate a pastor you must -- 1st contact the pastor and ask if they are willing to proceed in the bishop election process, and 2nd be prepared to share info on your nominee with those assembled at the caucus meeting.



In lieu of in-person forums, a series of YouTube videos will be available as follows

to "meet" the candidates. ALL synod members are invited to watch the interviews.

--Individual Candidate Interviews - tentative upload Mon., April 26

--Joint Interview – tentative upload in early May


(all virtual meetings)

  • South Conf - Sun, May 9, 7 pm

  • West Conf - Mon, May 10, 7 pm

  • North Conf - Tue, May 11, 7 pm

  • East Conf - Thu, May 13, 7 pm (NEW DATE)

Assembly Resources:

See 2020-2021

Bishop Election page for more info on that process.

Family Farm Project -
"Synod Barn Raising"
See more about the 2020
fundraising project ELCA World Hunger with brochure.

Register HERE

See the 2 options below for synod assembly registration forms. After choosing a form, in the first screen please click "Select Individual" to search for an attendee's name in the synod database, eliminating the need for you to fill in all the blanks manually. If you have any questions or if you need to change anything on a registration, please contact office@lacrosseareasynod.org or connect@lacrosseareasynod.org. You cannot go back in to make changes and it's easy for synod staff to do. 

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