The Rev. Tara Lynn, regional representative, ELCA regions 7 & 8


We Are Resilient TOGETHER

The ELCA calls its people and ministries to engage publicly, working for lasting, positive change here and now, amidst all the world’s complexities, tensions, and ambiguities. As a ministry of the ELCA we continue to support our rostered ministers, congregations and institutions.

We Are Hopeful TOGETHER

Helping Members Refill Their Cups With Responsive Benefits 
In 2022, Portico invited plan members to use their full range of benefits to care for themselves following the challenges and stress of the last few pandemic years. We continually seek cost-effective and nimble ways to support ELCA leaders, congregations, and organizations with high-quality, innovative, and stable benefits that promote holistic well-being.
  • ELCA-Primary health benefits provided both in-person and via virtual access to health care and wellness resources.
  • Portico’s Financial Planners and LSS of Minnesota helped ELCA Retirement Plan members navigate the weight of rising interest rates and market downturns through no- or low-cost financial planning, coaching services, and financial education.
In recent years, we've added several eligible ELCA- and full-communion-partner organizations to the Portico community. Growing the number of members we serve helps us manage costs and offer innovative benefits not typically available to smaller groups, affirming the importance of church together. 
Meeting the Need in 2022
232 Podcast Plays
Presenting the “Creative Approaches to Innovative Ministry” episode of Being Here last year. 
16,002 Total Pounds Lost
Through the Omada prevention program since it launched in 2018, with 2,643 pounds lost in 2022.
591 Retired
With Portico’s bundled benefits program — Congratulations to these faithful servants!
1,132 Webinar Views
Of the annual Retirement Readiness Series (live and on-demand).
3,080 Medical Visits via Text-based Care
Through 98point6, our virtual primary health care service.
9.75 % Increase in Net Membership 
Over the past five years. 
3,952 Health & Fitness Classes Completed
On Portico’s online Burnalong platform.
Over $2M Debt Paid Off
By plan members working with LSS of Minnesota Financial Counseling since the partnership began.
86% Very Satisfied
With our Customer Care Center, certified for excellence since 2015.

Data as of Dec. 31, 2022; sources available upon request. Availability of and eligibility for benefits will vary. 60-302 (2/2023)   




We Are Church Together — Living Like Christ in Our Communities!

Portico is the ELCA’s modern-day benefits ministry. We offer quality, affordable benefits designed specifically to help our members strengthen their overall well-being, find resilience, and live into their calling to serve.