Transition

Welcome to the Synod Transition Page. This page contains all the information you need as a voting member or nominee for the 2019 Metro D.C. Synod Bishop Election. 

Pre-Assembly Listening Survey

Bishop Election Background Information

Who is eligible for nomination? Any rostered minister of word and sacrament in good standing in the ELCA. Pastors can be in a current call, on leave from call, or retired. They can be from the Metro D.C. Synod or another other synod. 

Pre-Assembly Conference Meetings

In preparation for the assembly we wanted to make sure you knew about the Pre-Assembly Conference meetings. Each conference, by constitution, is obligated to provide a meeting before each Synod Assembly. A synod staff member attends the meeting and this year we will also have a member of the Transition Team in attendance. There are six conferences in the Metro D.C. Synod. If you are unable to attend your conference meeting the deans have agreed to open meetings to anyone who would like to attend to make sure everyone is prepared for this year’s assembly especially what the bishop election process will look like. If you attend a conference meeting that you are not a member of there may be issues that you would not be able to vote on, but you would receive a lot of the same information. All voting members should plan on attending one of the following meetings:

  • Maryland Conference – Wednesday 4/10, 9:30am at Grace – 2503 Belair Dr.,  Bowie, MD 20715

    (Abiding Presence-Beltsville, All Saints-Bowie, Good Samaritan-Lanham, Good Samaritan-Lexington Park, Grace-Bowie, Grace-Ft. Washington, Hope-Clinton, Hope-College Park, Peace-Waldorf, St. John-Riverdale, St. Michael’s Truth/Our Saviour’s, St. Nicholas, Zion-Takoma Park)

  • Virginia Conference – Saturday 5/4, 9am at Redeemer – 1545 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101

    (Bethel-Lovettsville, Christ the King-Great Falls, Christ the Servant-Reston, Community- Sterling, Emmanuel-Vienna, Holy Cross-Herndon, Holy Trinity-Leesburg, King of Kings-Fairfax, New Jerusalem-Lovettsville, Redeemer-McLean, St. Andrew-Centreville, Zion-Lovettsville)

  • Fairfax Conference – Sunday 5/5, 2pm at Abiding Presence – 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, VA 22015

    (Abiding Presence-Burke, Bethel-Manassas, Bethlehem-Fairfax, Christ-Fairfax, Covenant- Dale City, Epiphany-Dale City, Good Shepherd-Woodbridge, Lord of Life, River of Grace, Shepherd of the Hills, St. Mark-Springfield, St. Matthew-Woodbridge)

  • Montgomery Conference – Thursday 5/9, 7pm at St. Johns – 4629 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853

    (Christ-Bethesda, Christ the Servant-Gaithersburg, Emmanuel-Bethesda, Epiphany-Burtonsville, Good Shepherd-Gaithersburg, In Christ Washington Fellowship, La Sagrada Familia, Living Faith-Rockville, Prince of Peace-Gaithersburg, St. John’s-Rockville, St. Luke’s-Derwood, St. Luke-Silver Spring, St. Stephen-Silver Spring, Swahili Lutheran Church, Trinity-North Bethesda)

  • DC Conference – Saturday 5/11, 10am at First Trinity – 501 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    (Augustana, Christ, First Trinity, Georgetown, Grace, Holy Comforter, Luther Place, Oromo Evangelical Lutheran, Our Redeemer, Peace-Bermuda, Reformation, St. Matthew, St. Paul’s)

  • Potomac Conference – Sunday, 6/2, 1:30pm at Holy Trinity – 3022 Woodlawn Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042

    (Advent-Arlington, Epiphany-Alexandria, Faith-Arlington, Good Shepherd-Alexandria, Holy Trinity-Falls Church, Hope-Annandale, Messiah-Alexandria, Nativity-Alexandria,  Peace-Alexandria, Resurrection-Arlington)  

Bishop Election Forms

What to Expect as a Nominee

Information for Newly Elected Bishop

8G – Metro DC Synod Report (provided by ELCA

8G – Metropolitan Washington DC Data (provided by ELCA)

Sample Questions for Synod Bishop Nominee (from ELCA Tool Kit)

Metro DC Synod 2018 Pre-Audit Final Treasurer’s Report

Dates to Know (also included on below Google Calendar)

  • July 9-13 New Bishop’s Orientation
  • August 5-10 Churchwide Assembly
  • September 6-7 Region 8 Bishops Gathering
  • September 24-25 New Bishop’s Orientation
  • September 27-October 1 Conference of Bishops
  • October 6 Preach at Georgetown Lutheran (250th Anniversary)
  • October 12 Bishop Installation
  • November 3 Preach at Reformation (150th Anniversary)
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