Welcome to the home of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin, where mission is about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ everywhere!

Part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the East Central Synod of WI consists of 85,000 Lutherans in 126 congregations.

Bishop Gerald Mansholt Began his Term as Bishop of East Central Synod of WI on July 1st

Newly Elected Bishop Gerald Mansholt

To learn more about Bishop Mansholt, read his letter to the Synod.

The Installation of Bishop Mansholt will take place on September 20, 2014. View the Installation Invitation & Details page for information. Stay tuned to ECSW.org for a live stream of the Bishop’s Installation.

Congratulations to Bishop Gerald Mansholt who recently received LSTC’s Faithful Servant Award. “LSTC honors six distinguished alumni/ae Double-alumnus the Rev. Dr. Gerald Mansholt (Christ Seminary-Seminex, 1974, M.Div.; 1989, D.Min.) will receive LSTC’s Faithful Servant Award. His first call was to a tentmaker ministry in Oklahoma, where he was a bulldozer operator in addition to his congregational responsibilities. He served congregations in Missouri and Kansas, before he was elected bishop of the Central States Synod in 2001. Mansholt has provided leadership on the local, synodical, and national level in Lutheran and ecumenical organizations. He was recently elected bishop of the East-Central Synod of Wisconsin. He is known for bringing a “pastor’s heart and a pastor’s spirit” to even the most difficult situations.”

YAGM in South AfricaRev. Tessa Moon Leiseth is the ELCA young Adults in Global Mission South Africa Country Coordinator and one of the Missionaries that several of our congregations sponsor.

Visit the
to learn more about the YAGM in South Africa.

Tessa and her family Jon, Isaac and Sophia live in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Stay in touch with them via their blog.

ECSW YAGMS (Young Adults in Global Mission)
Our synod has 2 young adults who have accepted placement in the 2013-14 Young Adults in Global Mission.  Kari Swanson is from First English in Appleton and you can keep up with her work in the UK by reading her blog at:

The other YAGM from our synod is Jake Schroeder from Redeemer in Stevens Point and you can keep up with his work in Mexico by reading his blog at: