Each of the 65 synods of the ELCA elects one bishop and three synod council officers for leadership, vision, and expertise. Synod Bishops are elected to six year terms and may be limited by the synod constitution. Terms and limitations for synod council officers are determined by the synod's constitution. In order to strengthen the relationship between synod leaders and the churchwide office, various units relate to and support the work of the leaders.
Assistants to Synodical Bishops
Synod Vice Presidents
Synod Secretaries [supported by Office of the Secretary]
Synod Treasurers [Supported by Office of the Treasurer]