Rostered ministers in the ELCA are ministers of Word & Sacrament (pastors) and ministers of Word & Service (deacons) who have followed a specific course of study, for a specific leadership role in the church.
To become a rostered minister:
Resources for Congregations
Our Congregational Resource page contains resources for your congregation leadership, administration, financial (including Compensation Guidelines), and links to stewardship and ELCA resources.
Resources for Retired Rostered Ministers
Our Synod Retired Rostered Leaders group maintains connections with our esteemed colleagues who are in retirement. This group meets regularly (currently via Zoom due to the ongoing pandemic) and provides support and fellowship.
Our confidential directory of synod staff, rostered ministers, ministry team leaders & members can be found online via the link below. The directory is password protected. If you are a rostered leader in the synod and need a password please contact the synod office.
Pastoral Supply List
Pastoral Supply List provides a current listing of the names of pastors & rostered lay leaders available for supply preaching and worship leadership when a called rostered minister is absent.
Rostered Minister Annual Report to Bishop
These reports are an important tool to keep both your bishop and the Office of the Secretary of the ELCA updated on your work, your ministry efforts, continuing education, and current status. Please plan to complete your report by February of each year.
To complete the annual report to the bishop,
ELCA Community Login
ELCA Community is the internal intranet for ELCA staff, synod staff, leaders, and rostered ministers. Starting March 29, 2020, users will be able to access all three of our systems with a new single login. You may also log in with supported social media and email provider accounts. This change will help you manage your accounts and information more easily.
To learn more about the change in login procedure and to establish a new username, click HERE.