2018 Grand Canyon Synod Assembly

June 1

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Oro Valley, AZ

Welcome to the 2018 Synod Assembly! “We Are Church Together” is the focus for the Thirty-First Annual Assembly of the Grand Canyon Synod. The voting members of the assembly will gather late Thursday afternoon, June 14, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Oro Valley, Arizona.

During the course of the plenary sessions running from Thursday evening through early Saturday afternoon, key decisions will be made, including the calling of the sixth bishop to serve the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Please visit the 2018 Bishop’s Election Informational Page for more information on the Grand Canyon Synod process of electing a synodical bishop. 

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton will be with us for this highly strategic assembly in our life together. Through her presentations, voting members and visitors will gain a magnificent picture of the ways we are changing the world together by the power of the Gospel at work throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The Rev. Lowell G. Almen

Position Description: Synod Assembly Voting Member
2018 Voting Member Assignment Per Congregation
Assembly Vocabulary No Accident

 This year we are seeking nominations to fill the following open positions:

Grand Canyon Synod Council
Grand Canyon Synod Committees
ELCA Churchwide

2018 Nomination Form

2018 Biographical Form


Registration and lodging information for the assembly will be available on this page in April 2018.