The 2017 Southwest California Synod Assembly was held at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 with the theme “Freed in Christ to Serve.” In conjunction with this year’s assembly, a Day of Learning was held on the CLU campus on Thursday, June 1. A Festival Service of Holy Communion was held at Cal Lutheran’s Samuelson Chapel on Saturday in observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (livestream available here). An offering of $3900 was designated towards hunger initiatives in the synod territory.
103 Registered Congregations
279 Voting Members, consisting of –
156 Lay Leaders
23 Members of Synod Council
Assembly members voted on the following Synod Council and Committee positions:
Council Vice-President: Randall Foster
Synod Council Members-at-Large: Cesar Arroyo, David Berkedal, Ruth Sievert, Karne Moyer, Jamie Hovland, Valerie Shaw.
Conference Representatives: Jane Affonso (South Bay), Nola Huss (Central Coast), Todd Kolberg (Twin Valleys).
Misson & Ministry (Endowment Committee): Sue Ma, Emmanuel Valdez
#SWCA17 Videos (please check for updates)
Bulletin of Reports
The #swca17 Guidebook contained all the information available in the Bulletin of Reports and was updated throughout the Synod Assembly. Please consider accessing the Guidebook online as an alternative to printing out the Bulletin of Reports PDFs
Access the 2017 Synod Assembly Guidebook Online
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Agenda
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Reports
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Finance
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Nominations
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Resolutions
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Constitutional Amendment
2017 Synod Assembly Notebook: Hymns