ELCA Southeastern Minnesota
The Southeastern Minnesota Synod is a faith community of 127,000 baptized people in 178 congregations and 4 Synodically Authorized Worshipping Communities as well as related institutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Our current bishop is the Rev. Harold L. Usgaard, who was elected in 2001. The Southeastern Minnesota Synod is one of 65 synods which make up the ELCA. Its geographic area includes 15 counties in the southeastern corner of Minnesota.