Resolutions & Memorials

Synods assemble annually as the highest governing body for their respective synod and the ELCA Constitution for Synods grant voting members from congregations in the synod the opportunity to propose resolutions and memorials for consideration by the assembly.

We encourage members, congregations, divisions and offices to submit proposed resolutions and memorials to the Reference and Counsel Committee in advance of the assembly, allowing the committee to assist the sponsor to receive a fair and focused hearing of their resolution or memorial.

Proposed Resolutions/Memorials are Due by May 1, 2020!

Please review all documentation linked below before submitting a resolution for consideration. 

If an individual is submitting a resolution, you must be a Rostered Minister or lay voting member of the Assembly.

2020 Guidance Letter

Model Resolution

Submission Form

Please be sure to review this letter of guidance before you submit your resolution or memorial.

Please use this model resolution as a template for your submission. 

Please use the form below to prepare any resolutions or memorials for submission to the Reference and Counsel Committee no later than Friday, May 1, 2020. 

Submit Resolutions to Reference and Counsel Committee

Once you have prepared the Submission Form, please send it to the Reference and Counsel Committee Chair, Mark Edwards, and to the Synod Council Secretary, Kevin Anderson. 

Ministry Reports

As reports are received they will be posted here for review. 

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