Staff Insights

As wedding plans sprout

by Katharyn Wheeler Flowers, allergies, and weddings… it is clearly spring in metro D.C. Becoming a wedding officiant in this area accounts for many phone calls to the synod office throughout spring and summer from pastors both in and outside Read More →

One non-liturgical year in

One non-liturgical year in by Katharyn Wheeler February 1, 2015, I began my time serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop. I felt fairly equipped because I spent the ten previous years serving as the Administrative Assistant at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dale Read More →

Storm blows in considerations

Storm blows in considerations by Karen Krueger Heavy snowfall, limited travel and potential power outages are among expectations with severe winter weather. Is the day before a predicted blizzard the best time to think about congregation preparedness?* Well, no. But while weather alerts buzz Read More →

Tuesday’s Agenda

Tuesday’s Agenda by Katharyn Wheeler Wonder why Tuesday mornings are such difficult times to get in contact with the synod staff? We’ve walked away from our desks and phones and headed to the conference room to connect in person on all the Read More →

Do a website doubletake

Do a website doubletake “If you have a website, it is time for you to take a good look at it and evaluate if it is meeting your needs,” writes the Rev. Joelle Colville-Hanson, Director for Evangelical Mission in the ELCA Northeastern Iowa Synod.  Read More →

Intentional community buds in Hyattsville

Intentional community buds in Hyattsville by Maddie Tallman A “young adult intentional community,” as the synod is calling it, officially opened its doors in Hyattsville, Maryland last month. Three residents (who are looking for a fourth*) have moved into a house off of Queens Chapel Read More →