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Upcoming Synod-Wide Events

May Events/Programs

Let the Healing Begin: Reconnecting and Recreating

Rostered Ministers Retreat

All Rostered Ministers of the Sierra Pacific Synod are invited to the 2023 Rostered Ministers Retreat - Let the Healing Begin: Reconnecting & Recreating. This year’s Retreat will take place Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center in Sacramento, CA. The Retreat will begin at 3:00pm Tuesday and conclude at 12:00pm Thursday.

This year’s Retreat will be led by Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care, Spirituality, and Political Theology at Pacific School of Religion (PSR), Leonard McMahon. 


Retreat registration will cost $350 / person. All guests will stay overnight at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center in a single-occupancy room, and be fed 5 meals during the retreat. Limited scholarships are available, please email to inquire more.


Registration for this year’s Rostered Ministers Retreat is now open! Find more details here.

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Spring Conference Gatherings 

Throughout May & June 2023

This Spring, the Bishop’s Election Committee and Conference Deans will host our Spring Conference Gatherings at various locations throughout the synod. These Conference Gatherings will have two key focuses: discernment of our upcoming Bishop’s Election, and a Conference Assembly for business items.

Learn more about the Conference Gatherings here.

Conference 3: Capitol Valley Conference

May 6, 2023 at 1:00pm

At Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Sacramento, CA - 1615 Morse Ave, Sacramento, CA 95864


Conference 8 & 9: Sierra Central Valley and Central San Joaquin Conference

May 13, 2023 at 10:00am, lunch will be offered

At Hope Lutheran Church in Fresno, CA - 5435 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710


Conference 7: Mt. Diablo Conference

June 3, 2023 at 9:00am

At Peace Lutheran Church in Danville, CA - 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506


Conference 6: El Camino Real Conference

June 3, 2023 at 11:00am

At Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in San Jose, CA - 1550 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125


Conference 2 & 5: Bridges and San Francisco Peninsula Conference

June 10, 2023 at 11:00am, lunch will be offered

At St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA - 1111 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109


Conference 1 & 4: Redwood Mountain and Sierra Nevada Foothills Conference

June 24, 2023 at 10:00am, half-hour screen break for lunch

On Zoom

June Events/Programs
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Conference 5 WELCA Gathering 

Saturday,  June 24, 2023 from 11:00am - 3:00pm

at Santa María y Santa Marta Iglesia Luterana

in San Francisco, CA

The Conference 5 Women of the ELCA (WELCA) are hosting a gathering this June 24th from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Santa María y Santa Marta Iglesia Luterana in San Francisco, CA. All are welcome to join WELCA for an afternoon of enlightenment, education, fundraising and fellowship. Free lunch will be included! Please RSVP by June 15th at or 415-647-2717.

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