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Assembly Guidebook 2019

2019 Assembly Agenda-Final (as of 5.29)

Hotel Information: Embassy Suites – Lake Buena Vista

Speakers and Bios

Assembly Chaplain: Pr. Viktor Jortack

Meet the Assembly Chaplain

ELCA Churchwide Representative: The Rev. Mark Olsen, ELCA Fund for Leaders.  Find out more about the Fund for Leaders.

Full Communion Church Partner Representative: Rev. John Vertigan, Conference Minister, Florida Conference UCC.  Read more about the UCC Florida Conference.

Ministry Partners Exhibits

These are some of the ministry partners with exhibits in the Connections Cafe.  Be sure to stop in and learn more about them

Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA) (Doris Hanson)

FBSynod Candidacy Committee (Wayne Reiley)

Central FL Chapter – Reconciling Works (Pr. Paul Gibson)

ELCA Federal Credit Union (Luis Reyes)

ELCA Foundation (Pr. Ana Lugo)

ELCA Mission Investment Fund (MIF) (Deacon Jerry Johnson)

Emmanuel Academies (Dierdre Lapp)

Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women’s Organization (Ann English)

Florida-Bahamas Synod Resource Center (resource swap) (Rebecca Parker)

FBSynod Global Mission Committee (PJ May)

Lutheran Counseling Services (Megan Miessler)

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (Rev. Sharon Baglyos)

Lutheran Services Florida (Ross Deitrich)

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Mandy Achterberg)

NovusWay/Mission Possible (Rev. Dr. Jan Setzler)

Newberry College (Rev. Dr. Christina Wendland)

FBSynod Stewardship/Mission Interpreters (Tom O’Reilly)

Synod Youth & Practice Discipleship (Sue Mendenhall)

Thrivent Financial (Kathy Emanuelson)

True Colors Sewing Studio (Kelly Elsebough)

Village on the Isle (Rev. Don Hillerich)

FBSynod World Hunger (Barbara Miller)

Staff Introduction Video 2019

Activities During Assembly

Assembly Service Project

Thursday Evening:

Interfaith Dialogue and Panel: On Thursday evening, the Assembly will host an interfaith dialogue and panel. Following this panel, the documentary “Father K” will be shown. “Father K” is a documentary that depicts Pr. Khader El-Yateem’s run for city council in New York City. Read a recent Living Lutheran article about this documentary. Learn more about the Father K film.

Father K” film will be shown in the assembly hall.

Friday Evening: Hospitality Reception offered by NovusWay/ELCA Foundation (Room 102 and adjacent space)