2022 Oregon Synod Assembly

May 13 -May 15

In person in Sunriver

What is Synod Assembly?

The synod Assembly is an annual gathering of pastors, deacons, and lay people representing the congregations that make up the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Assembly serves as the synod’s highest legislative authority.

The Assembly

  • receives information and reports;
  • elects nominees to leadership positions in the church;
  • reaches decisions on matters brought before the Assembly;
  • sets priorities for the synod’s ministry;
  • equips and educates those who attend to interpret the mission of the synod in local ministry settings; and
  • celebrates the community that is the Oregon Synod through development of relationships and worship

Elected Voting Members

Congregations can have up to 8 lay voting members in the following categories:

  • Regular voting members: Up to 2
  • Additional voting members:
    • Up to 2 people who identify LGBTQIA+
    • Up to 2 members who are people of color and/or whose first language isn’t English
    • Up to 2 youth or young adult voting members