Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Synod office will be closed indefinitely. We remain committed to supporting rostered leaders and congregations with the challenges and opportunities associated with COVID-19, and with ongoing normal activity. To achieve this balance our Synod Administrator, Jemae will generally be in the office Tuesdays-Fridays to answer emails and phone calls, while the Bishop and Associates will be working from home. The office is not open for visitors. If you have appointments or scheduled visits with staff, they will be reaching out directly to reschedule as needed.

Email is currently the best method to reach the staff. If you need to reach  Bishop Laurie Larson Caesar, Bishop’s Associate Juan Carlos La Puente, or Bishop’s Associate Pastor Melissa Reed by phone, please call the synod office for their personal phone numbers. The Disaster Response and Preparedness Team can be reached at beprepared@oregonsynod.org or 503.318.8145. We ask that you phone as needed, but please take urgency and time of day into consideration. 
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this section is currently on-hold. If you have a question about a specific event, check with the organizer.  If you have question about the Oregon Synod Assembly in June, information will be emailed to all roster leaders when a decision has been made.  Currently there is no registration for that event.  To ensure you get our informative emails, sign up for our e-news.


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