Photos of the 2022 Assembly

Thank you to our photographer, Nicolle Osterhout, for capturing this day!

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Event Links: semn22.org

Click here and bookmark the page if you will be attending the assembly! These links will change and update throughout the event as needed. This will be the quickest and easiest way to access info from your portable devices.

We are planning a one-day, in-person event, to be held at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato.
Check this page for all updates and new information as it becomes available.

Cost

$150 per voting member (through April 20)
Late registration: $200 per voting member (April 21-27)
$75 per youth voting member (age 18 and under as of May 7, 2022)

Plan to Bring:

We have a list of items you should plan to bring with you to make the most of your time at the assembly.

  1. Smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Each attendee will need a smart device that can connect to the internet via wi-fi (or your own data connection). In an effort to move towards fully electronic voting, this year we plan to collect some information using an electronic voting platform. You will need to have with you a device that will allow you to connect to the internet. If you do not have one of your own, we strongly encourage you to connect with your congregation leadership for assistance or consider borrowing from a local library.
  2. A water bottle, travel mug, or cup. We will have water, coffee, and tea available throughout the event. Bringing your own drinking vessel will help cut back on paper waste and keep your drinks longer.

*Note: there will NOT be a hard copy of the Pre-Assembly Report available on each table. There will be some physical copies available on-site by request. If you wish to have a copy, we advise downloading it on your digital device or printing copies of the sections you desire and bringing it with you.

Offering

The 2022 Synod Assembly offering will be directed in support of the Holy Spirit's work through college campus ministry in this synod, Good Earth Village, and the synod's Continuing Education/Sabbatical fund. 

Draft of the Agenda

8-9 AM            Event Check-In

Remember your COVID Vaccination Record or Proof of Negative COVID Test

9 AM               Worship with Holy Communion

10:15 AM        Plenary One

Welcome and Introductions
Report of the Committee on Credentials
Report of the Synod Nominating Committee
Report of Reference and Counsel
Report of the Treasurer
Global Greetings
Imagine with Rozella Haydee White
Resolution 2022-01
Report of the ELCA Churchwide
Announcements

Noon               Lunch

1:00 PM          Plenary Two

Gathering Prayer
Report of the Committee on Credentials
Imagine with Rozella Haydee White
Report of the SEMN Synod
Resolution 2022:2 (if applicable)
Report of the Secretary
Election of Council, Boards, and Committees
Imagine with Rozella Haydee White
Break
SEMN Synod Streams of Generosity
Report of the Treasurer—Adoption of Spending Plan
Late Resolutions (if applicable)
Sharings
Imagine with Rozella Haydee White
Closing Remarks and Sending

5:00 PM          Adjournment of the Assembly

 

Directions and Parking

Visit the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center site for details on how to get there and where to park: www.mayoclinichealthsystemeventcenter.com/about-us/parking-and-directions

 

Special Guests:

Rozella Haydée White
Keynote Speaker

Rozella Haydée White is the #LoveBigCoach, a public theologian, spiritual life coach, leadership consultant, inspirational speaker and writer focused on nurturing love that is life-giving, justice-seeking, and sustaining. 

Rozella is the owner of RHW Consulting LLC, an agency focused on accompanying clients as they align their being, beliefs and behaviors in order to deconstruct and dismantle systems, structures, and social constructs that inhibit justice and liberation. Rozella supports clients as they create meaningful action that moves them towards holistic alignment, individually and collectively. She coaches executives, boards, staffs, and teams in the areas of leadership, strategic planning and visioning, conflict resolution, communication, and racial justice and equity. 

Learn More Full Biography
Rev. Keith Fry
ELCA Churchwide Representative

The Rev. Keith Fry serves as executive for administration in the Office of the Secretary in the churchwide organization. He has been in that position for a little over two years, having begun his call there one month before the beginning of the pandemic. He oversees record-keeping and statistics concerning congregations and management of the rosters of pastors and deacons of this church; minutes of official proceedings of the Churchwide Assembly, Church Council, and Conference of Bishops; and the ELCA Archives. Prior to receiving the call to the Office of the Secretary, he was a congregation pastor in Elgin, IL, and Evanston, IL. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He resides in Chicago with his spouse and Archie and Edith, a Labrador retriever and a Cornish Rex cat.

Resolutions

Learn more about resolutions and how to bring one to the assembly by visiting the Committee on Reference and Counsel page for more information.

Pre-Assembly Report

Download for view or print:

Nominations

 

Announcements

Vendors

Display space at this event is limited. If your ministry or organization is interested in having space at this assembly, please contact Gwen Larson. The Policy for Displays can be found here.

 

Questions & Answers

This depends on the number of members as of your latest congregation report. This document will tell you.

If this is the case, the synod can help. Please contact Rev. Emily Carson via email for details.

We strongly encourage you to download the report to your own device and utilize an electronic copy. There will be a limited number of hard copies of the full report available at the event. If you plan to have an electronic copy with you, then you do not need to print anything.

Location

Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center

1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN