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Register for the Candidate Forums by April 22

The Bishop Election Committee (BEC) has scheduled two forums in April to provide an opportunity for members of synod congregations to get to know the candidates before the bishop election at the May 16-17 Synod Assembly:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Incarnation, Shoreview

Monday, April 28, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Augustana, West St. Paul

Please register your intent to attend by Tues., April 22:

For more about the candidates and bishop election process, continue to the bishop election website.


We're almost there! We only need 28 more people to take the assessment before April 30

As of April 11, 53.53% of our ELCA-Primary plan members and their eligible spouses have taken the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment. We need 28 more people to take the assessment to reach 65% and earn our 2% discount on ELCA health contributions this year. Will you be one of the 28 more people we need to earn $44,000 for our entire synod?

Take the assessment at and view our progress toward 2% at

Completing your annual rostered leader report

One of the priorities in our work in the synod office is staying in close relationship with those who serve on one of our clergy or lay rosters. And one of the most valuable tools for doing that is the annual rostered leader’s report to the bishop. This report provides us with the information needed to tend to the practical aspects of the roster—keeping contact information current, confirming calls, noting anniversaries, gathering specific information, etc.

To access the report,

  1. Go to the online Office of the Secretary (ELCA).
  2. Click on the “Synods” tab. 
  3. Select the appropriate report to open.
  4. Once you have completed the form, save it on your computer and send it as an attachment on an email to Julie Keefe.

In order to open, complete, and submit the report, you will need Formatta Filler. You may already have Formatta Filler on your computer if you have previously completed a report or rostered leader profile online.  Click to download Formatta Filler (select the “Download" button on the right side of the page).

If you would like a hard copy of the appropriate form to complete, or if you have any questions as you complete the form online, please contact the synod office at 651.224.4313.

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