California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks

Welcome back to the annual ‘family reunion’ of the Southwest California Synod, ELCA!

As in every family reunion, there are some repeated elements: there will be some coffee, the bored ones will wander the hallways, family business will be conducted, the music will be familiar (or not), the videos will make sense (or they won’t), and the food served will be delightful – mostly because someone else will do the cleanup. To gather as the family of God is also an opportunity to remember the grace of God, the love of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit. As Assembly Chair, it is an honor to welcome you back to California Lutheran University for the 2019 Assembly. I look forward to having you here on campus.

A few reminders: this is a college campus and students walk everywhere, so bring your walking shoes. It will be hot at the end of May, which means A/C indoors, so you would be wise to bring a sweater and sweatshirt in case the gathering spaces become too cold for your liking. Should you take advantage of the opportunity to stay on campus in our residence halls, keep in mind that we are not a hotel, and that bringing additional bedding supplies will help make it a comfortable stay.

This year the registration fee for congregations is $575, which will cover all meals and assembly materials for a Rostered Leader and two lay voting members.  Our constitution allows congregations to add an additional youth (under 18) or young adult (18 – 30) voting member to their delegation, with an additional fee covering their costs. Please note that this year, in order to encourage the participation and voice of youth and young adults in the 2019 Bishop’s Election and in the governance of the synod, congregations will not be charged an additional fee for the addition of a confirmed youth or young adult member.

The deadline for congregations and individuals to register is Friday, May 10. Please register early and pay attention to the registration details. The more you attend to the details, the less time you will spend in the registration line.

Welcome back to Cal Lutheran.


Rev. Scott J. Maxwell-Doherty
CLU University Pastor
2019 SWCA Synod Assembly Chair

Assembly Schedule

Registration is closed - contact Andreas at with any questions.

Assembly Schedule

Assembly Workshops 

Youth + Young Adult Events 

Assembly Materials & Guidebook

Assembly Housing

Dorm Housing closes Friday, May 24!

Hotel and Dorm Information