Assembly Materials

Click HERE to read the resolution passed by the Southern Ohio Synod Council regarding the discernment process for the election of a bishop in 2019. This information was distributed via our normal distribution channels to all rostered ministers and church councils.

Bishop's Call Process (Election)

2019 Bishops Call Devotions

Bishops Call Process Discernment Letter from Rev. Craig Richter, Chair


Below is the numbered Assembly Materials Packet for those who wish to print all of the materials at once. The packet is large. If you are unable to download and print the entire packet, the materials contained in the packet are provided individually below, starting with Nominations for Synod Council.

(Coming in mid-May 2019)

Nominations for Synod Council






Nomination Bios


Nomination Forms for Each Conference

Each are fillable PDF forms. Once forms are completed, save and email to Susan Barton-Nonno,

2019 Nominations Form Cincinnati Conference

2019 Nominations Form Muskingum Conference

2019 Nominations Form Northwest Conference

2019 Nominations Form Scioto Conference

2019 Nominations Form Secretary

2019 Nominations Form Consultation Or Discipline Committee


Summary of Synod Council Recommendations


Rules of Procedure


Meet our guests

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton--ELCA Representative

Deacon Cory Driver--Bible Study Leader


Financial Reports


2020 Compensation Guidelines



2019 Assembly Reports

2019 Southern Ohio Synod Bishop Report For Assembly 2019
2019 Letter to the Synod Assembly from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton-English version
2019 Letter to the Synod Assembly from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton-Spanish version
2019 ELCA Annual Report
(Due to the size of this report it will not be included in the Pre-Assembly Materials. You are encouraged to read it on your own and share with your congregation.)
Mission Investment Fund Report 2018
Portico Synod Assembly Annual Report
Southern Ohio Candidacy Report 2019
Trinity Seminary At Capital University Report
Wittenberg University Report 2019


Campus Map

Wittenberg Parking & Shuttle Bus Map 2019

Key Dates

June 7-8, 2019

Synod Youth Conference

Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

June 7-8, 2019

Synod Assembly

Wittenberg University, HPER Center, Springfield, Ohio

June 7, 2019

Synod-Wide Assembly Worship

Weaver Chapel, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio