Synod Assembly 2019


Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly
June 14-16, 2016
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Celebrating Renewal: Katherine von Bora Luther — Faith in the Home

The 2019 Synod Assembly will gather at Wartburg College, Waverly, June 14-16, for business surrounded by word and sacrament with the theme, “Katherine von Bora Luther — Faith in the Home.”  Assembly events begin Friday with communion service and end Sunday with communion service and lunch. Forums, seminars and ministry exhibits are set for Saturday.

The Rev. Dr. Kirsi I. Stjerna,  ELCA pastor and professor of Lutheran history and theology for Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, will present the keynote address.


The Rev. Brenda Smith, program director for ELCA Faith and Book of Faith, will bring greetings and a report from the churchwide organization.



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 14. An additional fee of $25 is added after May 14.


A pre-assembly notebook will be mailed or a digital copy emailed to registered voting members on May 14.

Assembly Registration Information
Voting Member Assembly Registration Form
Visitor Assembly Registration Form


Past Synod Assemblies

Read about the 2018 Synod Assembly Read about the 2017 Synod Assembly Read about Past Synod Assemblies


Synod Assembly Dates

June 14-16, 2019
Wartburg College, Waverly

June 12-14, 2020
Wartburg College, Waverly