Synod Assembly

33rd Annual Synod Assembly

“We are Church Together: Called and Sent”

1Peter 4:10

Doubletree Hotel/Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, CA

May 1-3, 2020


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2020 Bishop Election

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Registration will open closer to Assembly

Two Lay Voting Members per each called minister of Word and Sacrament serving a congregation shall be elected by each congregation related to this synod, normally one of whom shall be male and one of whom shall be female, to be voting members.

If you do not know what Conference your congregation is a part of, check out the Conference Listings here!

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 2020 Speakers:

Deacon Peggy Hahn

Executive Director of LEAD (Living Every Day as Disciples)

Bible Study Leader:

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ELCA Churchwide Representative: 

The Representative has not yet been assigned by the ELCA

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Financial Gifts

Cash offerings made at synod assembly will be divided evenly between Mt Cross Ministries, Synod Candidacy, and Lutheran Disaster Response.

In Kind Gifts

Gifts-in-kind will be made to Breaking the Chains, a non-profit in Fresno that works with victims of sex trafficking.


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Synod Assembly Display Space

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Synod Assembly Workshops

There will be no workshops in 2020 due to constraints of the Bishop’s Election and other Assembly business.

Bishop Election

Click here for information on the Synod Site Profile, Identified Candidates and the Election Process.

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