Leadership Gathering

Leadership Gathering

ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering


August 25-28, 2022 / Chicago, IL

Synod hunger team chairs and other key ELCA World Hunger leaders in your synod are invited to the ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering this Aug. 25-28 in Chicago. Under the theme “Being & Becoming in Uncertain Times," we will celebrate the hunger ministry of your synod, connect with hunger leaders around the country and equip leaders to keep working toward a just world where all are fed. Registration is open now!

Who is invited?

  • Each synod is invited to bring up to three participants to the event.
  • To reflect the diversity of our church, synods bringing three participants must ensure that at least one participant is a youth, young adult or person of color. A discounted registration rate will apply for the third representative.
  • Former Hunger Advocacy Fellows.
  • Big Dream Ministry Partners.
  • Invited ELCA World Hunger ministry partners.
(Look for specific invitation and registration email coming shortly.)

What's the cost?

All registrations include airfare, all event costs, and room and board for four days, three nights. Rates below are for synod representatives. Ministry partners, Big Dream ministry partners and former Hunger Advocacy Fellows have received information about their rates in separate email invitations.


Standard registration - $400 per person
Discounted registration* - $250 per person

*Discounted rate is available for your third synod representative. Financial considerations should not restrict any participation. To inquire about sponsorship, please select "INVOICE" when you register and reach out to ELCA World Hunger staff at hunger@elca.org.



The World Hunger Leadership Gathering will follow the same COVID-19 protocols as the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Click here for those current protocols.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Questions? Contact us at hunger@elca.org.

Tip: When you register online, click on “Select events.” Request a ticket to the Becoming Conference (top of the list) for each of the people you are registering. Select “Network Gathering,” then choose an option from “World Hunger Leadership Gathering” (further down the page, under “Thursday, August 25th”).