Synod Assembly 2020

 

Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly
June 12-14, 2020
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Johannes Bugenhagen by Lucas Cranach the elder 1532

Celebrating Renewal:
Johannes Bugenhagen, Parish Pastor
of the Reformation

The 2020 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will gather at Wartburg College in Waverly June 12-14 with the theme “Celebrating Renewal: Johannes Bugenhagen, Parish Pastor of the Reformation.”

Registration materials for the Synod Assembly will be available in March 2020.

 


 

BISHOP ELECTION PROCESS

The 2020 Synod Assembly will include the election of a bishop. 

The Northeastern Iowa Synod uses an ecclesiastical ballot for the election of the Bishop, which means there are no verbal or written nominations made in advance of the first ballot.

At the Assembly, voting members will write on the first ballot the name of an eligible minister of Word and Sacrament of the ELCA. That ballot is considered a nominating ballot, and everyone who receives a vote is listed on the second ballot, except for those who withdraw. The number of nominees decreases on subsequent ballots until one nominee receives the required majority of votes. (See box.)

 


 

Past Synod Assemblies

Read about the 2019 Synod Assembly  

Read about the 2018 Synod Assembly  

Read about Past Synod Assemblies

Calling a Bishop

The Calling a Bishop document is a resource to help prepare for the bishop election at the 2020 Synod Assembly.

 

 

 

 

Synod Profile

The Synod Profile gives an overview of the Northeastern Iowa Synod’s ministries, rostered ministers and congregations, and is a resource to use for the bishop election at the 2020 Synod Assembly.

 

 

Upcoming Synod Assemblies

June 12-14, 2020
Wartburg College, Waverly

June 11-13, 2021
Luther College, Decorah