Synod Assembly

The Synod Assembly is the highest legislative authority of this synod.  “The priorities of the assembly are worship, edification, and the legislative business of the synod, conducted with the greatest possible involvement of those entitled to participate.” (USS Constitution S7.11.02)

Now is the time to register for this year’s Synod Assembly.  The registration mailing has been sent from the synod office.  The 2017 Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly will take place at Weber Chapel on the campus of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on June 16-17, 2017. Register before April 15 for a $10 discount on registration!  This year’s theme is “Together in Mission:  Relating and Reforming.”  Guest speakers and musicians from the ELCA’s Global Mission Team will be with us, including Sunitha Mortha as our ELCA Churchwide representative.  Remember, we are striving to go paperless this year with the bulletin of reports so materials will be available for download below.

All rostered leaders and voting members from every congregation are expected to attend.  Clergy need to write an excuse to the bishop if you cannot attend.


Below is the online Bulletin of Reports site for the 2017 Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly! Reports will be uploaded as they become available, so please check back to see what’s new! If you prefer to download files in numerical order, they will be posted here as they are available:


Assembly Business

  • Detailed Agenda
  • Assembly Personnel
  • Parliamentary Information
    • Parliamentary Procedure
    • Parliamentary Glossary
    • Rules of Procedure
    • Committee of Reference and Counsel Guidelines
  • Synod Leaders Directory: Personnel, Synod Rostered Leaders
  • Proposed Resolution regarding shale gas and oil drilling
  • Pastoral Changes, USS, 2015-2016
  • Bulletin of Reports, Table of Contents
  • Roll of Certified Voting Members
  • Parish Membership
  • Workshop Schedule
  • Workshop Descriptions
  • Resolutions
  • Memorials

Synod Leaders

  • Synod Council Report
  • Synod Council — Recommendations
  • ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton
  • USS Bishop Robert L. Driesen
    • Bishop’s Calendar
  • Synod Staff–Rev. B. J. Collins, Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission
  • Synod Staff- Chad Hershberger, Director of Communications
  • USS Vice President, Dr. Karla Bohmbach
  • USS Secretary, Ms. Carol Waltz–excused rostered leaders
  • USS Treasurer, Rev. Jeffrey Bohan
  • Conference Deans
    • Buffalo Valley Conference
    • Juniata Valley Conference
    • Middle Creek Conference
    • North Branch Conference
    • Tulpehocken Conference
    • West Branch Conference

Synod Ministries

  • Campus Ministries and Colleges
    • Campus Ministry Team
    • Protestant Campus Ministry at Bloomsburg University
    • Gettysburg College
    • Campus Ministry at Lock Haven University
    • Campus Ministry at Mansfield University
    • United Campus Ministry at Penn College
    • Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State
    • Susquehanna University
  • Candidacy Committee
  • Constitution Committee
  • Global Mission–Ansbach Wurzburg Partnership, Liberia Companion Synod
  • GROW Team
  • Lay Ministry Institute
  • Mission Interpreters
  • Mission Table
  • Reconciliation Team
  • Small Church Mission Team
  • Stewardship Team
  • Synod Nominating Committee
  • Transformational Ministry Team
  • World Hunger Task Force
  • Worship and Music, Bishop’s Committee on

Related Organizations

  • Camp Mount Luther
  • Diakon Lutheran Social Services
  • Eastern Cluster of ELCA Seminaries
  • ELCA Region 8
  • ELCA Foundation
  • ELCA Mission Investment Fund
  • Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA (LAMPA)
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
  • PA Council of Churches
  • Portico Benefit Services
  • Seafarers & International House
  • Upper Susquehanna Synodical Women’s Organization