Synod Assembly

33rd Annual Synod Assembly

“We are Church Together: Called and Sent”

1 Peter 4:10

As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace,
put your gifts at the service of one another,
each in the measure you have received.   

Doubletree Hotel
Fresno Convention Center
848 M Street
Fresno, CA

May 1-3, 2020


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2020 Bishop Election

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Click Here to Register

You are encouraged to register now! Because of the Bishop Election, the Credentials Committee will be working closely with the registrar to make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote receives a voting machine. Last minute and onsite registrations may delay your ability to vote on the first ballot.

Registration fees increase on April 1, 2020. Register now to get the Early Bird Rate! Online Registration closes on April 15, 2020. After that, you may register onsite on May 1, 2020.

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!

Registration questions… contact

Watch for things to do in Fresno.


Make your reservation now

Assembly housing is at the Doubletree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center. The Block Rate is only good for reservations from April 28 – May 2, 2020. There are a limited number of rooms available at this special rate, so reserve your room now!

 2020 Speakers:

Deacon Peggy Hahn

Executive Director of LEAD (Living Every Day as Disciples)

Bible Study Leader:

Watch for 2020’s leader

ELCA Churchwide Representative: 

Bill Horne, ELCA Vice President

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.

Urgent items needed are: ethnic hair care products, socks, underwear (including bras) of all sizes (small-plus.)


Submit resolutions to the Synod Resolutions team no later than March 1, 2020. They can be emailed to

Questions? Email

Synod Assembly Display Space

Click here to register for display space.

Questions? Contact Pr Dot Lundgren

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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