The elimination of hunger is a priority for this synod. Our upcoming synod assembly which will gather under the theme, “When Hungry Hearts Find Bread”, provides us the rich opportunity to learn and share about the many ways that we work together to eliminate hunger both here and abroad.

A portion of the assembly is open to all people from congregations in the Southeastern Iowa Synod, and will focus on our shared work in Hunger Ministry.  Space is abundant and we hope that you will consider sending a core group of hunger advocates from your congregation. 

Friday, May 31, Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa

5:15 pm

Forums facilitated by lay and rostered leaders in the church.
Click here for listing and descriptions of forums

6:30 pm

Celebration Banquet
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ELCA

7:15 pm

Evening Program followed by Dessert Reception


The Rev. David Beckmann


ELCA Pastor David Beckmann, CEO of Bread for the World, will be keynote speaker for the evening program.  Bread for the World is a Christian organization dedicated to confronting the problem of hunger; mobilizing people of faith and urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger.  Beckmann contends that if everyone does their part, hunger can end in our life time!  “What can one person possibly do?  As it turns out, plenty!”



Pre-registration by May 22 was required for attending the dinner, cost $12 per person.

Walk-in registration is available for anyone who is interested in attending the forums or evening program without the dinner, at no cost.

Please note that rostered leaders, voting members, and visitors already attending synod assembly are automatically registered through their synod assembly registration for this portion of the assembly.



The Southeastern Iowa Synod is an Anti-Hunger Synod.  We understand that hunger manifests itself in many forms.  An “anti-hunger” approach to ministry begins with the assumption that the world is hungering for a reason to hope.  In the good news of Jesus Christ, we have bread for the world.

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