A Commitment to Shared Leadership
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has interdependent leadership through each of its three expressions—10,000-plus congregations, 65 synods, and one churchwide organization. Each expression works together, under the guidance of the Churchwide Assembly and Church Council, to ensure a strong foundation of leadership that enables faithful proclamation of the gospel and expressive worship, community involvement, open dialogue and a culture of support for our nearly five million members.
Office of the Presiding Bishop
Meet ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson, who warmly invites you to learn about his vision for the ELCA, read his statements and addresses, and view recent videos. Visit Office of the Presiding Bishop.
In these challenging times, we seek together to be a church that is faithful, yet changing.
- Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson
Office of the Secretary
Learn more about the ELCA constitution and governance, and access the official ELCA Archives through the Office of the Secretary.
Office of the Treasurer
You can review the churchwide budget and other monetary reports by visiting the Office of the Treasurer.
Looking for a Leader?
There are several easy ways to get in touch with ELCA leaders at every level of this church: