Nov. 1 - Jan. 15 Names for Nominations for Bishop may be brought to your Conference Dean or submit to Deacon Brenda Tibbetts, Call Process Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to ask the Nominee's permission before forwarding their name. Nominations must be received by Jan. 15, 2020 as nominations from the floor at the Conference Assembly are not allowed due to the modified ecclesiastical balloting process.
Current Conference Deans are: Lake Superior Conference - Rev. Peter Kowitz Laurentian Conference - Rev. Kevin Olson Living Waters Conference - Rev. Amanda Kossow, Act.Dean Heartland Conference -Rev. Mike Pancoast Kettle River Conference -Rev. Brenda Wicklund
Similar to a Call Process, all names at this time will be kept confidential until the process moves closer to the Conference Assembly dates. Nominees will need to fill out background check permission forms and a Biographical Document which can be found here under Nomination Documents.
Feb. 9, 2020: All Five Conference Assemblies to take place at 3 pm. Lake Superior Conference - Gloria Dei Lutheran, Duluth Laurentian Conference - United in Christ, Eveleth Living Waters Conference - St. Andrew's, Grand Rapids Heartland Conference - First, Aitkin Kettle River Conference - Hope Lutheran, Moose Lake
Please click the video below for information on the nomination process! PDF version
All rostered leaders and congregational voting members from the 2019 Synod Assembly must be present for conference elections. Top 3 nominees from each conference will be forwarded on for Synod Assembly Ballot.
Feb. 16, 2020: Inclement weather date if 2/9 assemblies are cancelled.
March 12-14, 2020: Bishop Candidate Forums Please choose the site/date that works best with your schedule to learn more about the candidates. 3/12/2020 - Calvary Lutheran, Mora 7:00 pm 3/13/2020 - St. Andrew's Lutheran, Grand Rapids 7:00 pm 3/14/2020 - Grace Lutheran, Hermantown 2:00 pm