Synod Assembly

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Assembly, which will be held online Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5.

2021 Synod Assembly Volunteer Help Desk:

Click here for Volunteer Help Desk Information.

2021 Synod Assembly LiveStream:

The 2021 Synod Assembly will be completely digital (online) - meaning all the proceedings will occur over livestream only, through the use of multiple media platforms. Voting Members are expected to attend using Zoom. Please join the Zoom meeting at Please note this link is reserved for registered Voting
Members only. Anyone else wanting to view the proceedings should follow the instruction for Guests below.

Guests interested in viewing the Assembly are encouraged to watch the Assembly on the Synod’s Facebook page,, using Facebook Live or on the Synod’s YouTube Channel, Guests do not need to register for the Assembly.

2021 Synod Assembly and Registration Information:

Please click here for the 2021 Synod Assembly and Registration information.

Please click here for the 2021 Synod Assembly Step by Step Guide.

2021 Synod Assembly Nominations:
We are sending out a call for service to congregations to nominate devoted Lutherans for election at the Assembly to serve as Officers, Council Members or Committees. Serving in one of these capacities is a great opportunity to support the Allegheny Synod and God’s work in our community. 

Nominees must complete and submit the included Nominations Form with a digital picture by May 1 to Allegheny Synod, ELCA, Attention: Rev. Drew McCaffery, Nominations Chair, 701 Quail Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 or email to with Attention: Rev. Drew McCaffery, Nominations Chair in the subject line. To have biographical information included with your nomination, it must be received no later than May 1. Nominations will be accepted after May 1, however, biographical information will not be included; only the nominee’s name will be listed on the ballot. Once a Nomination is received, an email or written confirmation will
be sent to the nominee stating the position(s) of interest.

Nominations from the Assembly floor will be required to complete the fillable online Nominations form here and email to prior to 9:30 AM on June 4. We ask that you please acquire permission to nominate.


Please click here for the 2021 Nominations Fillable Form.

Please click here for the 2021 Nominations Printable Form.

Please click here for the 2021 Nominations Packet.

Bishop's Election:

Please click here for more information.

​Digital Displays:

There will NOT be any digital displays.


Resolutions should be submitted by April 16 and must come from a voting member, a congregation, a committee, or an agency of the Synod. A sample form for Resolutions and Memorials to be presented at the Synod Assembly is included with the 2021 Synod Assembly and Registration Information. Any resolution received after April 16 will NOT be included in the Bulletin of Reports.

The Committee on Reference and Counsel will review all resolutions via Zoom meeting. The committee may consult with the maker of the resolution if changes are required. The goal of this process of review and revision is to ensure that the resolution is germane to Assembly business and that it is in the proper format for consideration by the Assembly.

Bulletin of Reports and Registrants Information/Material:

Click here for the complete Bulletin of Reports. A breakdown of the material is below.

Breakdown of Bulletin of Reports in Sections for Printing:

Click here for the Table of Contents, Agenda, and Rules of Procedure.

Click here for the Directory.

Click here for all submitted Reports.

Click here for Bishop, Synod Council, and Committee Reports.

Click here for Conference Reports.

Click here for Partner Ministry Reports.

Click here for Resolutions/Memorials.

Click here for the Constitution and Bylaws.
Click here for the Allegheny Synod Proposed Mission Spending Plan.

Click here for the 8C Datakit.

Click here for the 2022 Compensation and Benefits.

The 2021 Bulletin of Reports is also available through the Guidebook link and a QR Code for Guidebook below.


Synod Assembly Minutes:

Click here for the 2019 Allegheny Synod Assembly minutes.

Click here for the 2018 Allegheny Synod Assembly minutes.

Click here for the 2017 Allegheny Synod Assembly minutes.

Click here for the 2016 Allegheny Synod Assembly minutes.

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