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LEAD Conference 2020

The March 14, 2020 LEAD Conference was postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date. Watch our What Matters newsletters for details.

2020 Synod Assembly

The regular meeting of the Synod Assembly originally scheduled for May 1-2, 2020 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells has been cancelled due to the current health crisis.

Special Synod Assembly: 2020 Bishop Election

There will be a Special Meeting of the Synod Assembly on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Verona Campus for the sole purpose of electing the next bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.


Church Administrator (Stoughton, WI)

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church in rural Stoughton is seeking applications for a 16-20 hour per week administrator. This outgoing, ambitious, and forward-thinking person will report directly to Pastor Eric Bakken. Pay will commensurate with experience and skills. We are seeking a person to coordinate weekly and monthly publications, working with financial statements and budgets, scheduling, handling correspondence, phone calls and more. Knowledge of Microsoft, spreadsheets and basic computer skills. Training on church based software will be available. Please submit resume to both & (April 1, 2020)

Choir Director (Portage, WI)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is looking to fill our part-time Choir Director position. The ideal candidate would be able to lead the choir, as well as play the organ for worship services, funerals and weddings, and lead the Praise Band. Previous experience preferred to include the ability to motivate choir members, read music and conduct; knowledge of liturgical flow and connection to worship; piano experience strongly preferred. Part-time September through May. Please send resume to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267 Hwy 33 E, Portage. (March 11, 2020)

Organist (Portage, WI)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is looking to fill our part-time Organist position. The ideal candidate would be able to play organ and/or piano at worship services, funerals and weddings. Experience in organ and piano playing preferred; knowledge of church music in different styles and genres; good communication and organizational skills, ability to plan for special Sundays in the liturgical year. Please send resume to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W8267 Hwy 33 E, Portage. (March 11, 2020)

Associate Director of Music & Worship (Madison/Verona, WI)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (ELCA) seeks an Associate Director of Music & Worship to lead the worship life and music programing at Good Shepherd’s Verona Campus. This includes leading worship bands, planning music and liturgy for worship, expanding music offerings and looking for opportunities to develop new music groups, and assist with innovative programming across both campuses. This is a salaried position averaging 32 hours a week with eligibility for benefits. To apply, send a cover letter, resumé, and supporting digital files (leading worship bands) to Rick Blum, Director of Administration, at Review of applications will begin April 6. (March 11, 2020)

Preschool Director (Madison/Verona, WI)

This position is responsible for our state-licensed locations in both Madison and Verona.  The Director is responsible for the school’s management, operations, planning and implementation of preschool curriculum. Responsibilities include supervision and hiring of staff, licensing renewal, working with the church accountant, developing balanced budget and ordering supplies.  Director will also teach as needed in the classrooms.  Salaried position totaling 30 hours a week year-round. Must be at least 21 years of age, familiar with state licensing rules, have a Registry certificate or Educator’s license to verify education, meet qualifications outlined in WI Licensing Rules DCF 251, certified in CPR, Child CPR, AED and Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention training and pass a health and fingerprint check. This position will start on June 1, 2020.  Please send applications to Director of Administration Rick Blum at (February 4, 2020)

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