2018 Assembly

The 2018 synod assembly will take place on June 8 and 9, 2018, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477.


"A New Heaven and a New Earth," from Revelation 21:1.


Registration will open on Thursday, February 15, 2018.


  • Voting member: $175 (includes box lunch on Friday)
  • Retired rostered voting member: $125 (includes box lunch on Friday)
  • Visitor: $175 (includes box lunch on Friday)
  • Display host: $175 (includes box lunch on Friday)

The above costs are for early registration. Early registration ends on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. After May 8, 2018, regular registration begins. Add $25 to the above costs for regular registration.


The room cost is $129 per night, not including taxes and fees.

To register online for a hotel room, click here. The group code is MET. You can also reserve a room by calling 708-444-1100, and using the group code MET or saying you are reserving for Metro Synod.


Worshop host registration will begin on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Book of Reports

The 2018 Assembly Book of Reports will be available online the week of May 14, 2018. Paper copies will not be mailed to registrants.

Each individual or congregation is asked to print copies as needed.

Churchwide Organization Representative

Our representative from the churchwide oranization will be the Rev. Rev. Wm Chris Boerger, ELCA Secretary.

The Rev. Wm Chris Boerger was elected Aug. 16, 2013, to a six-year term as secretary of the ELCA at the Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh.

Ordained June 18, 1978, Secretary Boerger served as lay mission developer/pastor at Lutheran Church of the San Juans in Friday Harbor, Wash., from 1975 to 1980; pastor of Central Lutheran Church in Everett, Wash., from 1980 to 1990; and pastor at Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore, Wash., from 1990 to 2001. He was elected bishop of the ELCA Northwest Washington Synod based in Seattle in 2001 and served two six-year terms.

Secretary Boerger earned a Master of Divinity degree at Christ Seminary SEMINEX, St. Louis in 1975, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., in 1971.

Secretary Boerger served on a variety of boards and committees, including: Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Board of Regents; liaison bishop to the ELCA Church Council (2011-2013); ELCA Northwest Washington Synod Council; Interim Ministry Association, Advisory Bishop; Washington Association of Churches Board; Lutheran Advocates for Maritime Ministry Advisory Board; and Synodical and Churchwide Relations Committee

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