Synod Assembly

June 9-10, 2017
Concordia College – Moorhead, MN

Register for Assembly


General Information

Registration Fees & Rights

On-Campus Housing Information – On Campus Housing Registration has closed!

List of Allotted Lay Congregational Voting Members

Display Table Request


Registration for the 2017 Synod Assembly will be done online. To register for the Assembly, click here.

For complete information regarding registration fees this year, please see the Registration Rights & Fees document.

Pre-assembly Materials

One A Day Challenge (Pickle Jar Label)

2017 Synod Assembly Agenda

Presiding Bishop Eaton’s Letter to the Synod Assembly

Growth Group Opportunities

NWMN Compensation Guidelines Word and Sacrament with Parsonage

NWMN Compensation Guidelines Word and Sacrament with Housing Allowance

NWMN Compensation Guidelines Word and Service

NWMN Compensation Guidelines SAMs

NWMN Compensation Guidelines Lay Church Workers

Ministry Partner Reports

Rules of Organization

Parliamentary Procedure

Bishop’s Report Part I

Bishop’s Report Part II

Synod Council Highlights

Fiscal Proposal 2017-2018

Financial Report – Auditor Report

Report on Implementation of 2016 Synod Assembly Resolutions

Opening of the Assembly

Closing of the Assembly






2017 Synod Assembly Elections Sample Ballot

2017 Biographical Information Election Nominees-Synod Council

Leadership Roster

Display Tables

Campus Map

NWMN Synod Conference Map

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark D. Tranvik

Mark Tranvik is Professor of Religion at Augsburg College and chair of the religion department. He is also a Minster of Word and Sacrament in the ELCA. His area of specialty is the Lutheran Reformation. He recently translated a study edition of Martin Luther’s
The Freedom of a Christian (Fortress Press, 2008).




Churchwide Representative: Molly Beck Dean

Molly Beck Dean is currently serving as the Director of the ELCA Youth Gathering, a ministry that gathers 30,000 high school teans and their adult leaders every three years. A graduate of Concordia College (’02) and former staff member of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod, Molly Beck Dean came into her role in late 2014. Not only will she present the Churchwide Report to the Synod Assembly, but will also present an opportunity to learn more about the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.