2015 SW MN Synod Assembly
June 12-14, 2015
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter
We are excited to invite you to your 2015 Synod Assembly!
Once again being held on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in
St. Peter, MN, your assembly will open on Friday, June 12 and close on Sunday, June 14, 2015. We are blessed to have Revered Dr. James Mauney of the Virginia Synod as our Bible Study leader this year. Secretary William Chris Boerger will be in attendance to guide our voting members through our synod bishop election. (Click here for more information about the bishop election.) Additionally, Secretary Boerger will brief us on what it means to be church together beyond our synod. Bishop Buthelezi, Southeastern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa, will also be one of our guest speakers. It is a blessing to have Bishop Buthelezi in our midst to bring us up to date on our companion synod.
Please read the complete registration
before registering. Click here
Early bird registration ends May 15!
Assembly Voting Members:
On-site registration times are different than previous years because of the bishop election.
As you are planning your assembly trip please keep in mind that there is a bishop forum following opening worship and the first bishop election later that evening during plenary. To be eligible to vote Friday evening you MUST be registered on-site by 6:00 p.m. on Friday. If you are planning on coming Saturday morning you MUST be registered on-site by 8:15 a.m. to be eligible to vote.
Registration will be closed during plenary voting. Registration will re-open after plenary voting is over.
Visitors for the assembly have neither voice nor vote during business/voting sessions. Visitors must sit in a separate designated area during the business sessions.
2015 Bishop Election:
The following bishop nominees where elected:
To read bishop nominees biographical information please click here.
- Rev. Jon Anderson
- Rev. Paul Lutter
- Rev. Steve Olson
- Rev. Dr. Laurie Skow-Anderson
- Rev. Lyle Snyder
- Rev. Timothy Wittwer
There has been four forums throughout our synod. Only two of the four forums were recorded. Click here to listen to a live audio recording.
At the synod assembly opportunities are provided for voting members of the assembly to meet the candidates, ask questions and hear statements.
The Bishop Election will take place at the SW MN Synod Assembly.
ALL voting members MUST be registered on-site to be eligible to vote. Please check registration times above.
The bishop balloting is conducted by the Elections Committee.
Successive ballots reduce the number of candidates and the required percentage for election is also reduced with each ballot. A three-fourths majority is required for election on the first ballot; if subsequent ballots are needed, a two-thirds majority is required for election on the second ballot, and a majority on subsequent ballots.
The newly called bishop's term begins September 1, 2015 or at an earlier date as determined by the Synod Assembly.