Synod Assembly
2018 Synod Assembly
The Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will meet May 18-19, 2018 at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, Iowa.
Synod Assembly Registration is available online.

Preparing for Assembly: Synod Governance Proposal

Attending Synod Assembly? Organizing those who are attending from your congregation?

Voting members will consider action on a Synod Governance Proposal during the very first session at this year’s assembly. To help members of the assembly prepare to consider this action there are a variety of resources to help understand the proposal.

Flyer with links to these resources
Preparing for Assembly: pre-assembly materials online
Orientation materials, nominations, financial information, reports from conference and committees and other pre-assembly information is online. These electronic materials will also be available via Guidebook before and during the Assembly.
Assembly webpage
Synod News
Lutheran Lakeside New Executive Director
Lutheran Lakeside has completed it's search and Brittany Swanson who served as Director of Youth and Family ministries at Fjeldberg Lutheran Church has been selected as the Executive Director. See the full announcement here
Careers on Synod Website 
There are new position postings in the careers section of the Southeastern Iowa Synod website. Including:
  • Director of Music, Muscatine
  • Executive Director, Outdoor Ministries,  Nebraska
  • Chaplain/Student Ministries, Gustavus Adolphus

To advertise any open positions you may in your congregation of ministry email
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Upcoming Events
Add Your Input: Draft ELCA Inter-religious Policy Statement
From now until the end of June, individuals and groups across the ELCA are invited to participate in responding to the draft ELCA policy statement, "A Declaration of Our Inter-Religious Commitment." 

Please consider how you might take the lead in sharing this invitation and in convening people to participate in the process in your particular ministry setting. 

You can download the draft policy statement and participate in the online survey. On page 5 of the statement, you will find tips and ideas for participating.

For more information, visit the website.  

The Southeastern Iowa Synod will be holding an open conversation about this statement on Sunday, May 6th at 2 p.m. at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church in Windsor Heights. For information contact Rev. Chris Olkiewicz, 
You're Invited
Center for Progressive Renewal: Social Media for Ministry 101
Join Rev. Jim Keat and friends for a lunch and learn webinar that offers an overview of social media for ministry. In this webinar, you will learn the history of the major social media platforms, practical tips and strategies, and ways to intentionally utilize social media for ministry in your context.

Bring your lunch and your questions and we'll see you online!
Date: Friday, May 11
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Cost: $10
More info​​​​​​​
Professional Development and Cultural Immersion Trip with Grand View University​​​​​​​
Explore and enjoy two very different and diverse cultural and historical experiences by joining a Grand View University sponsored professional development and cultural immersion trip to Dubai and India in March 2019. The estimated cost of this all-inclusive trip is approximately $4,800.

Tour leaders are GVU professors, Mark Mattes, Dmitry Yarushkin, and Hugh Stone.  Please contact Dr. Mark Mattes, Professor of Philosophy and Theology, at to indicate your interest in attending our first orientation meeting and to reserve your spot on this trip. The first orientation meeting for this trip is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Krumm Auditorium on the Grand View University campus. More info

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Mission Support Intent for 2018 

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May 18-19
For the lengthening days of spring and the welcome, uplifting gift of light in our lives, we give thanks and praise to God.
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