WHAT MATTERS MISSION MOMENT: Synod’s Speaker’s Bureau – Visit the Synod Website

Gratitude for and Connections to How Your Weekly Offerings Help the Whole Church
by Deacon Vicki Hanrahan, Assistant to the Bishop for Media, Communications and Leadership Development

The synod office manages a Speaker’s Bureau designed to bring resources to your congregation on topics that educate us on the core values of our synod. Many of these topics have been borne from resolutions that you, our readers have voted on at our annual synod assembly. Others come from topics we feel are important to you, our leaders in our congregations, to be the best disciples and leaders that God created you to be.
Thank you to all of our speakers who have graciously volunteered to share their time, knowledge and passion with you this year. We look forward to our continued partnership!
Thank you to all of our congregations for your weekly offerings that are sent on to the synod office as mission support. Your dollars are used to manage this resource used by many of our congregations and serving hundreds of our members! Thank you!

ADVOCACY – POVERTY, HUNGER, HOMELESS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Cindy Crane

BIBLICAL STORYTELLING
Don Falkos
Peder Johanson
Pati Kachel

CARE OF CREATION
Bob Lindmeier

COGNITIVE CHALLENGES
Mary Kay Baum

ENNEAGRAM – INTRODUCTION TO
Peter Narum

FAITH FORMATION & PRACTICES
Summer Markham

GLOBAL MISSION WORK
Carolyn Schneider (Hong Kong)
Kirsten Fryer (Cairos, Egypt)

HOLY LAND, ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN CONFLICT, LANDS OF THE BIBLE
Blake Rohrer

HOME COMMUNION MINISTRY
Nancy Raabe

MALARIA – ELCA CAMPAIGN
Eleanor Siebert

MEDITATION & YOGA
Sherrie Hansen
MUSIC
Nancy Raabe
Sherri Hansen

PRAYER & SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Jack Finney

RELIGION & SCIENCE
Kim Eighmy

SPIRITUAL RETREAT: FAITH AND THE ME FILTER
Marsha Swenson

YOUNG ADULTS IN GLOBAL MISSION
Laura Hermanns
Lily Zeich
Nate Zimdars

WALKING 500 MILES ACROSS SPAIN:BECOMING A PILGRIM ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
Anne & David Andert

WHOLE-LIFE WELLNESS
Jennifer Prinz

WOMEN’S GROUPS – FORMING & NURTURING
Nancy Raabe

WRITING YOUR STORY
Kathy Jacobson

VETERANS – IMPROVED CARE AND OUTREACH TO
Connie Walker