Our mission: to walk together proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Southeastern Minnesota Synod is a faith community of over 117,000 baptized people in 168 congregations. It is one of the 65 synods that make up the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The synod includes five Sudanese worshipping communities, two synod-authorized worshipping communities, two campus ministries, and one camp.

Bishop Regina Hassanally
Bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod

Bishop Regina Hassanally was installed as the Southeastern Minnesota Synod bishop in September 2019. Prior to her role as bishop, she served as pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Goodhue, MN. As bishop, she is focused on healthy, resilient leaders and vibrant congregations. Regina and her husband, Terrence, have four sons. Bishop Hassanally loves reading, being outside, and taking her children on little adventures.

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The Synod Office

We are located inside Assisi Heights in Rochester. Due to the current pandemic situation, our doors are closed to the public. You may continue to call and send mail as we will be keeping up with all correspondence.

Southeastern Minnesota Synod Office
1001 14th St NW, Suite 300
Rochester, MN
55901 USA