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.

Spirit Led, Spirit Shaped – A Journey Together

  • January 24th
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wisconsin River Valley
      • First English Lutheran Church, 402 N. 3rd Ave., Wausau
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tomorrow River Conference
      • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2000 Roosevelt Dr., Plover
  • January 31st
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m. Shawano Conference
      • Zion Lutheran Church, 1254 Union St., Shawano
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m. Green Bay Conference
      • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 435 Wisconsin Ave., Denmark
  • February 7th
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m. Appleton Conference
      • Christus Lutheran Church, N1915 Julius Dr., Greenville
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oshkosh Conference
      • Grace Lutheran Church, 384 Oak St., Berlin

Bishop Gerald Mansholt welcomes all rostered leaders, congregational members, youth and youth workers of the Synod to gather for a time for Dwelling in the Word, lots of conversation & prayer, and getting to know one another as we talk about who we are and where God might be calling us into mission. We intend these gatherings to be an important step in a Spirit-led process of shaping the synod to participate more deeply in God’s mission in the world.

We are on this Journey Together!  Ramie Bakken, Coordinator for Missional Leadership for Region 5, will lead us in small group sessions by Dwelling in the Word, Listening and  Praying Together and Asking. “What might God be up to in our synod?”  “Where might the Spirit be stirring our imaginations for ministry?”  

Find a conference gathering you are able to attend. Gather a rich and diverse group of people from your congregation to attend. And let us see where the Holy Spirit might lead and how we might be shaped.

“What might God be up to in our synod?” 

“Where might the Spirit be stirring our imaginations for ministry?”

Looking for a place to find Theologically sound resources? Check out the Association of Lutheran Resource Centers (ALRC) Pinterest Site.

If you have some resources or websites or new boards you would recommend be added, please let me know so I can add the information to this site:  darlene.kalfahs@ecsw.org

ALRC on Pinterest

The Association of Lutheran Resource Centers – Our “virtual” resource center of theologically sound resources for Lutheran congregations/ecumenical partners.

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.