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Welcome to the Grand Canyon Synod!

The Grand Canyon Synod is one of 65 synods in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church of more than 4 million members who actively participate in God’s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

There are approximately 95 congregations in the Grand Canyon Synod, including new mission starts. The territory of this synod is the State of Arizona; the counties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye in the State of Nevada; and New Promise Lutheran Church, in St. George, Utah.

Please take a moment and look around our site and get to know the members and ministries of the Grand Canyon Synod!


About Us

CandidacyIf you are interested in becoming a rostered leader in the ELCA or if you are just beginning to consider ministry as a vocation, visit our Candidacy page.

CongregationsLooking for a particular congregation in our synod? Go to our Directory page to find contact information for each congregation in the Grand Canyon Synod. For more information about the congregations in this synod visit the ELCA Find a Congregation webpage.

Ministry Partners – Through its annual budget from congregational mission support, the Grand Canyon Synod provides financial support to many partners in ministry. Find more on our Ministry Partners page.

Resources – This page offers a wealth of information for congregations and rostered leaders.

Staff ListingWondering how to contact Bishop Talmage or a member of the synod staff? Visit our staff page for a complete staff listing and their contact information.

The Ministry of MissionEach synod of the ELCA is blessed to have a Director of Evangelical Mission to support the important ministry of outreach and revitalization in our congregations. You can find more information on our Missional Church Director’s page.


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