2017 Assembly

The 2017 synod assembly will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, 2017, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477.


Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Hebrews 13:8

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Preliminary Agenda

It will be replaced by the final agenda that will be included in the supplement to the Book of Reports that will be included in the registration packet handed out at the assembly during registration.

Book of Reports

Paper copies will not be mailed to registrants.

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

Online registration


  • Voting Member, Display Host, and Visitor - $200 (includes lunch on Friday)
  • Retired Voting Rostered Leader - $150 (includes lunch on Friday)


The group rate for assembly participants at the Holiday Inn Tinley Park Convention Center is $125 (not including taxes and fees). To register online for a hotel room, click here. The group code is MS1. You can also reserve a room by calling 708-444-1100, and using the group code MS1 or saying you are reserving for Metro Synod.

Keynote speaker and Churchwide Office Representative, Guest Speaker, and Guest Preacher

Kathryn Mary Lohre is the assistant to the presiding bishop and executive for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations in the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. From 2012-2013 she served as president of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the first Lutheran and youngest woman. She was the editor of For Such a Time as This: Young Adults on the Future of the Church (Judson Press, 2013) and was a consulting editor of Engaging Others, Knowing Ourselves: A Lutheran Calling in a Multi-Religious World (Lutheran University Press, 2016). From 2003-2011, she served as assistant director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, Diana Eck’s premier research project on religious diversity in the United States. She is married to Pastor Tim Seitz, and they have four children.

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker on Friday morning, June 9, 2017, will be His Eminence Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago.

Guest Preacher

The preacher for our assembly Eucharist on Friday, afternoon, June 9, 2017, will be the Rev. B. Herbert Martin, Vice President of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, and senior pastor at Progressive Community Church.


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