Dear congregations of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod,

Greetings to you this season of light from your brothers and sisters on the Synod Assembly Planning Committee! Although the sunny weather of June seems a very long way off, Synod Assembly will be upon us in no time. 

As your congregation gathers for its annual meeting, one of your important tasks will be to select voting members to attend Synod Assembly on your behalf. There is much in the works—we can’t wait to share it with you June 13-15 at the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania!

Wishing you Christ’s richest blessings this new year,

Pastor Bob Schaefer

Chair, Synod Assembly Planning Committee


2019 Synod Assembly - Lay Voter Formula 2019 Synod Assembly - Lay Voter Formula (217 KB)

Please be aware that we cannot accept nominations for the position of bishop in advance of assembly. The first ballot for bishop will be the nominating ballot, and it will be held during the first Plenary session. If you wish to nominate someone for the position of Synod Bishop, you must do so during the first (written) ballot for bishop. When you receive your registration materials, they will indicate the expected time of the first ballot for bishop.