Campus Ministry

One of the ways that this synod ministers to young adults is through our support of campus ministries across our territory.  This is done through providing opportunities for campus ministers to meet periodically and through financial and communications support. The Campus Ministry Team meets about three times a year to offer support and connection between […]

Companion Synods

The Upper Susquehanna Synod is in relationship with one domestic and two global synods.  Our domestic partnership is with the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA.  More on their synod can be found here: The Global Mission Ministry Team oversees all aspects of this synod’s companion relationships with our overseas partners. This synod […]


The Synod GROW Team coordinates faith formation activities for children, youth, adults, and families of this synod.   The team also  includes the participation of this synod’s Authorized Lay Christian Educators. The synod’s GROW Team plans a synod-wide retreat in the winter called “GROW in the Snow.”  Other youth ministry happens throughout the synod in individual […]


The synod, under the direction of the Director for Evangelical Mission, gathers interested individuals for discussions around “mission tables.”  The tables share and connect mission activities and concerns across the synod territory and helps to put in place, and review, the synod’s mission strategy.  As part of that process, there are several Mission Interpreters who […]

Upper Susquehanna Synodical Women’s Organization

The Upper Susquehanna Women’s Organization (USSWO) of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is comprised of 65 congregational/intercongregational units affiliated with Women of the ELCA and located within the territory of the Upper Susquehanna Synod. Our Mission:  To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Our Purpose:  […]