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ELCA Rostered Leadership

Annual Rostered Leader Report (please download the form, fill it out, and send it to Ileana Sardinas (

Congregations with Pastoral Vacancies (as of 04/08/2020– Please contact the synod office with questions)

Vision & Expectations – Ministers of Word and Sacrament

Vision & Expectations – Ministers of Word and Service

Compensation Guidelines and other forms

Transition/Call Process Information

Personal/Professional Development

Current Coaches (as of 9/17/2019)

Find out more about Coaching in the Florida-Bahamas Synod

Find out more about online clergy boundaries training here: OnLine Boundaries Training

Stewardship: Stewardcast 2020

Candidacy and Roster Resources


Here a Deacon, There a Deacon, Everywhere a Deacon, Deacon“: A brief sampling of current uses of the title “Deacon” in the ELCA and beyond, by Bishop Bill Gafjken (Indiana-Kentucky) on behalf of the Transition and Communication Sub-Group, July 2014

Unified Roster Update from Secretary Boerger-Oct 2016

What is a Deacon?”–a video about the Roster of Word and Service developed by the Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA

ELCA Leadership Initiative

Watch and share on your social media networks how spoken-word poetry encourages candidates to attend seminary.

Learn more about the ELCA seminaries.

Explore ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton’s Leadership Initiative.

For more information on the initiative:
Matthew D. O’Rear
Director, InFaith ELCA Seminary Grant

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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.5 million members in more than 9,400 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of “God’s work. Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA’s roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.

For information contact:
Candice Hill Buchbinder