The Metropolitan Chicago Synod was formed in 1988, when the ELCA was formed by the union of three separate North American church bodies:
Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod. The foundation for our governance, our constitution is available for all congregations to use as a valuable resource. You can view our constitution here→
The synod assembly is the highest legislative authority in the synod and meets yearly. Learn about the Synod Assembly here→.
Functioning as the board of directors of the synod, the synod council serves as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the synod assembly. View the members of our Synod Council here→.
Each of our eight conferences elects a dean. View our conference map and see the current deans here→
Synod Office Holidays and Closed Days
Find our more about how our synod is divided and organized using our maps:
ELCA Synod Research and Evaluation
The Research and Evaluation unit of the ELCA collects research on each synod, including the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.
The Tree is a powerful symbol for the work of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.
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