Synod Constitution

Our synod constitution exists to ensure that our common work and life together follow the principles of good governance. The constitution lays out the history, purpose, and governance of this synod. This includes rules about synod assembly, amendments, bylaws, and resolutions, as well as the purpose and rules of the governing bodies of this synod.


Read the Constitution

The most recent adoption of the synod's revised constitution occurred in May 2022. Download the current constitution.


If you would like to read the ELCA's constitution, it is available at


Need more?

Questions about the synod constitution can be directed towards Leslie Ortiz at or 651-224-4313.


To learn more about how we can help you with revising your church's constitution, visit our Constitution Review Process page.