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Bob Hulteen
Director of Communications, Mission Support, and Organizing
(Fax) 612-870-0170

Mission Statement

The Minneapolis Area Synod works together so that all experience gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community and live in just and healthy neighborhoods.

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The Minneapolis Area Synod is under the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America (ELCA).

The ELCA is the church of “God’s work. Our hands.” About 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations organized in 65 synods help make up the primary expressions of this church. Our faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover, and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world. The Presiding Bishop of the ELCA is the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton. She was elected by the Churchwide Assembly in 2013.