Staff Insights

Spring cleaning

by Katharyn Wheeler What do you clean in the church office when Spring Cleaning comes around? Did you know that the ELCA has a policy on what to retain and when to discard for church documents? A copy of the Read More →

Gift from an ‘Unplanned Adventure’

by Karen Krueger A diaconal minister from the ELCA Northeastern Iowa Synod with cancer writes from her heart, mind, spirit and experience in a May 2016 synod newsletter. “This newsletter will offer some ideas to help talk about life changing Read More →

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 →