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2024 Synod Assembly



Thank you for your ministry in Southern California. We are hoping you can write a brief report of your ministry team, conference or staff portfolio for the Book of Reports for the Synod Assembly. If you are a conference dean, please highlight a few ministry moments from your conference. If you are a mission team leader, we would like to hear what work you have done during the year. If you are a synod staff member, we would like to celebrate your ministry highlights with you.

Our theme is “The Unity of the Church,” and will highlight the work of congregations who welcome migrants and offer other intentional forms of welcome. We encourage you to write about how your ministries have been welcoming the stranger, or outreaches to the neighbor.

Please submit your written report by April 15, 2024 by using this link: Report Submissions

Questions can be directed to Robin Lujan,

Any late reports will not be published in the book of reports.


If you would like to register for a display, please complete this document and return it to the synod. If you have any questions regarding the display, please contact Robin Lujan at

You may also pay the display fee through the registration link. Please select “Visitors, Vendor, Candidate for Roster, Clergy-Other Synod (non-voting)” and inform Robin once you have completed the payment.


The Nominating Committee of the Southwest California Synod invites members of synod congregations to prayerfully consider if God is calling them to serve on Synod Council or on a Synod Committee. Elections to fill these positions will take place at the 2024 Synod Assembly on June 1, 2024. Descriptions of the duties of each open position are included. If you are considering serving on the Synod Council, please read the Synod Council Conflict of Interest Policy here.

We are looking for candidates who have a desire to share their experience, knowledge and passion as leaders in the synod. We need good listeners, critical thinkers, folks with an openness to the Spirit, and a willingness to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns.

Please use the online nomination form, linked here and below, to nominate candidates. This form may also be used for self-nomination.

Please note that nomination forms for all positions must be submitted no later than Friday, May 10. Those who wish to be considered for open positions who have not submitted their form by that date must be nominated from the Synod Assembly floor.

Nomination Form


“The Unity of the Church” will be celebrated at the Southwest California Synod Assembly on May 31 and June 1 at the Lutheran Center in Glendale.

Kick off the event with an all-day ministry fair on Friday, May 31, from 9 am to 5 pm. Enjoy lunch while immersing yourself in workshops, musical performances, small group discussions, and Q&A sessions with Bishop Brenda Bos. Participants can choose between morning and afternoon sessions, concluding the day with a special reception honoring our former bishop, Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, in our courtyard at 5pm.

Saturday, June 1, will begin with a worship service at the Lutheran Center, followed by business sessions.

Considering limited parking availability at the Lutheran Center, we encourage carpooling. Additionally, we will provide information on off-site parking options, hotels, and shuttle services as needed. For those unable to attend in person, we offer Zoom access for Saturday’s business sessions and select Friday workshops, with pricing adjusted accordingly.

Click the image below to register.