About Us


The Northeastern Iowa Synod is 64,553 baptized Lutherans walking together as ministers of the church to make Christ known.

The 145 congregations and two synodically authorized worshiping communities of this synod are centers for evangelical mission, where people of faith celebrate, learn and connect with one another and others around the world through service and weekly worship.

Leaders and congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod network in mission, service and educational opportunities. Synod ministries help congregations find qualified pastors, encourage and support pastors in their ministries, and offer resources to help families and congregations pass on the faith to the next generation.

As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, congregations of this synod reach out beyond Northeastern Iowa to respond to disasters, support hunger relief, and share ministries with our companions abroad.


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Conferences for Cooperative Ministry

Congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod work interdependently in geographical areas to form the nine Conferences for Cooperative Ministry.
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Synod Council

The Synod Council is the board of directors of this synod and serves as the legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly.
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Synod Staff

Synod staff members provide support and resources for rostered ministers and congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
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