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Exciting Updates from the Office of the Bishop!

The Synod Office is Moving!

With the start of a new year, the synod office will be going to Seminary! We are thrilled to announce that we are moving in and sharing space with Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in downtown Berkeley. For those of you familiar with the space at the PLTS, our suite of offices will be to the left of the reception desk. We couldn’t be more excited. Imagine the partnership and synergy made possible by this arrangement. It is a concrete example of the partnerships and collaborations we hope to see among Lutheran partners throughout our Synod.

Many people held this vision at the same time. It became possible thanks to the hard work of Vice President Simon Wong, Bishop Jeff Johnson, Rector Ray Pickett of PLTS, and Associate Vice President of Planning and Services Ryan Van Ommeren of CLU.

We believe that this might be the first time in our Synod’s history that the Synod Office will be easily accessible by public transportation, with the downtown Berkeley BART station just a block away. A paid parking garage is also located across the street if you drive in.

Our new address will be:

Sierra Pacific Synod, ELCA

2000 Center Street, Suite 200

Berkeley, CA 94704


Mailing Address:

PO Box 119, Berkeley, CA 94701

Job Postings for Two Positions in the Synod Office

We also want to announce that the Synod Office is seeking qualified applicants for two highly responsible positions. The Managing Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Synod, and an Executive Assistant will assist the Bishop directly with managing his administrative schedule and duties. Both positions will work on-site at the new Synod office in downtown Berkeley.


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