Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Marked with the cross of Christ forever,
we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world.

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Download the 2015 Strategic Plan Update.

The 2012 Synod Assembly approved this strategic plan to direct the work and resources of our synod for the next decade. Download the approved 2013-2023 Strategic Plan:

View the charges for the three strategy areas.

Stay tuned to our synod e-letter for the most up-to-date information.

For such a time as this

Strategic Plan Leaders



Ms. Maria del Toro
Chair of the Strategic Plan and MNYS Vice President
Member of Saint Peter's, Manhattan


Deacon John Malone
Claimed Committee Chair
Member of Holy Trinity, Brooklyn


The Rev. William Baum
Gathered Committee Chair
Pastor of St. Barnabas, Howard Beach


The Rev. Marsh Drege
Sent Committee Chair
Pastor and Executive Director of Seafarers & International House


Ms. Barbara Johnson
Sent Committee Co-Chair
Member of Transfiguration, Harlem


Mr. Edward Wagner
Financial Management Committee Chair
Member of Saint Peter's, Manhattan


The Rev. Marc Herbst
Assistant to the Bishop for Strategic Plan Implementation




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