June 16-17, 2017
National Conference Center in Leesburg Virg.
“Freed in Christ, Bound by Love”

  • WRAP-UPprintable summary (pdf file)
  • BLOG ARCHIVE: Review these in-the-moment “From the Floor” posts describing action during our 2017 event from guest blogger Esther Samuelson, including a listing of videos shown at the event
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Use #dcsynodA17 to find Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. A Flickr album of photos is also available.
  • ELCA CHURCHWIDE REPRESENTATIVE: The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop
  • EVENT CHAPLAIN: Deacon Erin Swenson-Reinhold, Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Reggie Williams, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Theological SeminarY


Resolutions and Memorials adopted by a Synod Assembly are ways our synod directs its activity. Five were adopted by the 2017 Synod Assembly (pdf files).

NEWLY ELECTED to synod leadership

  • Synod Council Vice President – Evelyn Crenshaw
  • Synod Council Treasurer – Julie Hamre
  • Synod Council D.C. Conference Lay Representative – Michael Sonnenberg
  • Synod Council Fairfax Conference Clergy Representative – the Rev. Albert Triolo
  • Synod Council Maryland Conference Clergy Representative – the Rev. Gary Rhinesmith
  • Synod Council Montgomery Conference Clergy Representative – the Rev. Sarah Lewis
  • Synod Council Potomac Conference Clergy Representative – the Rev. Robert L. Lewis, Jr.
  • Synod Council Virginia Conference Lay Representative – Barbara Bilodeau
  • Synod Council At-Large Representative – Paul Culler
  • Synod Council At-Large Representative – the Rev. Elijah Mwitanti
  • Synod Council Youth/Young Adult Representative – Samuel S.

PRE-ASSEMBLY MATERIALS posted in advance to inform our gathering remain online for review.