2019 Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly

One Bread. One Body.

The 32nd Assembly of the Southeastern Iowa Synod will be held May 10-11, 2019, at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa. Participants will gather under the theme One Bread. One Body.

Registration and Lodging information

As part of our registration this year we are offering the menu in advance for Synod Assembly. We will not be requesting information for specific dietary needs. Each meal will offer items that are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lo-carb, and low-dairy dietary restrictions. If you are unable to eat what is listed, please plan accordingly.  Assembly Menu

If you wish to have a display table at the 2019 Synod Assembly, please note display space is reserved for ministries of the ELCA and the Southeastern Iowa Synod. Self-register for display space online here. For further questions, contact Kathy Smith, Associate for Administration, [email protected]

A reduced rate has been negotiated at a block rate for Friday, May 10, 2019, at the

Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th St.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Single or double rate is $109 per night plus tax. The last day to book at the group rate is April 25, 2019.

Guidelines for Submission of Resolutions

The deadline for submitting resolutions was March 26, 2019. If you have questions about resolutions contact Lorraine Jordan, [email protected]

Writing A Resolution Guide 2019
Pre-Assembly Materials
Please continue to check back on these materials as they are updated before the assembly
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Rules
  • Schedule
  • Information about Speakers
Section 2
  • Vice President Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Mission Spending Plan
  • Financial Information
Section 3
  • Commission Reports
  • Partner Organization Reports

Section 4 (coming soon)

  • Constitution Report

Section 5 (coming soon)

  • Report of Reference and Counsel Committee
  • Resolutions
Section 6
  • Proposed Changes to Minimum Compensation Guidelines

Any changes to the agenda will be confirmed in the Pre-Assembly report available in April 2019

Friday, May 10

8:00 am         Registration opens

Breakfast Served at Hope

9:15 am          Information Session: What you need to know about this assembly. Budget, resolutions, and more.

10:00 am       Session One

12:00 pm       Lunch

1:00 pm         Session Two

2:30 pm         Break

3:15 pm         Session Three

4:15 pm         Forums: Session 1 of 2

5:30 pm         Holy Communion

6:30 pm         Banquet and Presentation

Saturday, May 11 

8:00 am         Breakfast Served at Hope

9:00 am         Morning Worship

9:30 am         Session Four

11:00 am       Forums: Session 2 of 2

12:15 pm       Lunch

1:00 pm         Session Five

2:30 pm         Closing of Assembly