Ministers of Word and Sacrament Directory
All clergy rostered in the Metropolitan New York Synod are listed here with the ministries they are serving. Some clergy working in the synod from other denominations are shown also. This directory is updated monthly.
Ministers of Word and Service Directory
Each ELCA Deacon or Deaconess completes a course of study and receives a degree from an ELCA seminary. They may serve in congregations, hospitals, schools, or other ministries.
Synod Deacon Directory
Synodical deacons are rostered leaders who complete a course of study in the diakonia program, complete an internship, and are "set apart" at a ceremony in the spring.
Conference deans are pastors who serve as liaisons between the synod office and the congregations in their conference. They convene meetings of the conference pastors and lay leaders semi-annually, make visits to pastors new to their area, and attend meetings at the synod office regularly.
The synod is divided geographically into 17 conferences. Conferences have two meetings each year to discuss local issues and nominate people for synod offices. Each conference has a dean. The conferences are:
Hudson (Ulster and Dutchess counties)
Delaware Hudson (Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties)
Tappan Zee (Putnam and Westchester counties)
Peconic (Eastern Suffolk County)
South Shore Brooklyn
This directory lists all congregations by geographic conference. Check our Find a Church page for further congregation information.
Please contact Regina Daniels if you have questions related to the directories.