2019 Assembly

The 2019 synod assembly took place Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477.

Final 2019 Assembly Report (PDF)

Photographs

Bishop's Report to the Assembly

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) | Text (PDF)

Election - Bishop

Congratulations to Bishop-elect Yehiel Curry who was elected to be the sixth bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, at this year's assembly on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

His six-year term begins officially on September 1, 2019. Bishop-elect Curry replaces Bishop Wayne N. Miller who is retiring August 31, 2019, after two terms. Bishop-elect Curry's installation as bishop will happen in October, and details will be shared as they become available.

Elections - General Ballot

The elections below were all by acclamation as all names ran unopposed.

Elected to the Synod Council
(The bolded names are conference nominees. Names with an asterisk are for People of Color/Language Other)
Conference Key:
C = Central; N = North; NE = Northeast; NrW = Near West; NW = Northwest; S = South; SW = South West; W = West

  1. Jennifer De Leon * (C)
  2. Jason Glombicki (C)
  3. Rodger Jones Jr. * (C)
  4. Tim Linstrom (N)
  5. Tracy Katschke (N)
  6. Erik Christensen (NE)
  7. JoAnn Post (NE)
  8. Eric Worringer (NE)
  9. Pam Willey (NW)
  10. Charles Willett Jr. * (SW)
  11. Joe Yucha (W)
  12. Amy Aimonette (W)
  13. Rebecca Payne (Young Adult)

Elected to Committee on Discipline

  1. Gwendolyn Miller * (S)
  2. Keith Fry (NE)
  3. John Freidheim (NrW)
  4. Patricia Harper * (S)

Elected to Committee on Consultation

  1. Nanette Dahlke (N)
  2. Thomas Gaulke (NE)
  3. Julie Boleyn (NrW)
  4. Terry Baeder (SW)
  5. Steven Srock (W)

Resolutions and Memorials

The assembly adopted two resolutions and one memorial.

Memorial 01-19: TO SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF THE RECOMMENDED PROPOSED SOCIAL STATEMENT: Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Lutheran Call to Action (as presented)

Resolution 01-19: TO SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF THE RECOMMENDED PROPOSED SOCIAL STATEMENT: Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Lutheran Call to Action (as presented)

Resolution 02-19: ON DEALING WITH DEPRESSION AND INTENTIONAL DEATH (OR SUICIDE) IN OUR CHURCHES (as ammended)

Budget

The 2020 synod budget was adopted as presented.

2020 Synod Budget

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