Synod Assembly 2019

We gather in Assembly to worship, learn and do the work of the church. This year our theme is: “Building Beloved Community: Strengthening Our Souls for Leadership.” We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ruth Haley Barton, Founder and CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of clergy, Christian leaders and the congregations and organizations they serve. Dr. Barton will share honestly about the challenges of spiritual leadership in a high performance culture. She will also help you assess the state of your soul and then explore crucial disciplines for forging and maintaining a connection between our souls and our leadership as we strive to build beloved community. We look forward to an uplifting and spiritual weekend with you.

Documents & Resources

Assembly Book & Guidebook App

Guidebook App

In response to our calling to care for God’s creation, we are excited to announce that (for the first time) the assembly book will be available via the Guidebook App! The app will house the entire assembly book and will allow for live updates during the assembly and provide additional communication capabilities. The app is available on mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets. If you do not own one, iPads are available for rental for $25 for the weekend. Select this when you register under “Optional Items.”

2019 Assembly Book

The complete book of pre-assembly materials is posted here.


Building Beloved Community: Strengthening Our Souls for Leadership

Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2019

Location: Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
and Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison

Dates to Remember:

  • February 14 – Online registration opens
  • February 28 – Resolutions and Nominations are Due to the Synod Office
    Please email them to Director of Operations and Executive Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, Robyn Zimmerman.
  • March 29 – Early Bird discounted rate ends at midnight on March 29
  • April 4 – Deadline to register for a hotel room at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center
    You will choose this optional item when you register for the Assembly. Please do NOT call the hotel directly.
  • April 18 – Payments due to the synod office for all registrations