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The Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA is here to support our member churches and their rostered and lay leadership. Together with our member churches, we are here to discern and follow God’s will to nurture, serve, and lift up the people in our congregations, in our communities, in our region, and around the world.

Learn more about our bishop, our staff, our member congregations, and the governance structure of our synod.

Our Bishop

Bishop Ann Svennungsen was elected to the Minneapolis Area Synod in 2012, the first woman elected as bishop in any of the six ELCA synods in Minnesota. Learn more about Bishop Svennungsen in this brief biography and read what she is thinking about in her blogs. Better yet, plan to see her at one of the many events she attends in our congregations or throughout our communities. Read more »

From the Bishop