Synod Assembly 2017

June 9-11, 2017
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


Celebrating Renewal:
Martin Luther — The Gospel


The 2017 Synod Assembly will gather June 9-11 at Luther College, Decorah, for business surrounded by word and sacrament. with the theme, “Celebrating Renewal: Martin Luther ­— The Gospel.”


The keynote address will be presented by the Rev. Dr. Jane E Strohl of Indiana, Pa.

ELCA Representative
Linda Norman, treasurer of the ELCA, will bring greetings and a report from the churchwide organization.

Forums, Seminars, Ministry Exhibits
Saturday’s forums and seminars will focus on “Celebrating Renewal: Martin Lutheran – The Gospel,” the year-long emphasis.


Elections & Resolutions

Voting members will elect synod council and committee members.

Business is presented in resolution form. Resolutions may be submitted to the Resolutions Committee by a voting member of a congregation in the Northeastern Iowa Synod, a congregation, or a conference.

Pre-Assembly Orientation An outline for hosting a pre-assembly orientation.

Parliamentary Procedure Guide An outline to follow parliamentary procedure.






Voting members must be voting members of their congregations.


Congregations are encouraged to elect a youth voting member.


Visitors, both adults and youth, are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Fee categories are non-commuter (meals, housing), commuter (meals, no housing), and visitor (no meals, no housing). Voting members have the opportunity to request the pre-assembly report as a printed or digital copy.


Early bird registration fees are available until Tuesday, May 9. An additional fee of $25 is added after May 9.


A pre-assembly notebook will be mailed or a digital copy emailed to registered voting members on May 9.

Registration Information
Voting Member Registration
Visitor Registration


Synod Assembly Dates

June 9-11, 2017

Luther College, Decorah

June 8-10, 2018
Wartburg College, Waverly

June 14-16, 2019
Luther College, Decorah

June 12-14, 2020
Wartburg College, Waverly

Read about the 2016 Synod Assembly
Read about past Synod Assemblies, 2009-2015