2023 Synod Assembly
25th March 2023 @ 09:00 am to 25th March 2023 @ 10:30 am
The 2023 Central/Southern Illinois Synod Assembly will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 via Zoom and June 1-3, 2023, in person at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 1. Registrations after March 1 will incur a $25 per person late fee and will not be eligible to participate in the March 25 Zoom session. In the event that a registered voting member is unable to participate, they may be replaced by contacting the synod office as soon as possible.
Register online via the link below or with the printable form.
March 25: Session 1 via Zoom
The purpose of this session is to approve the rules of procedure and agenda and to receive nominations for elected positions. Nominations from the floor will be accepted at this session only. This session will also feature the first ballot for the election of a bishop.
Registrations must be received by March 1 in order to participate in this session.
An orientation session will be offered on Thursday, March 23 from 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM. Sign-in on March 25 begins at 7:30 AM, and the session begins at 9:00 AM. All voting members will receive further information by email on March 2.
June 1-3: Sessions 2-6 in person at East Peoria
At these sessions, the assembly will elect a new bishop; elect nominees to open positions; approve the synod’s 2024 budget; and receive reports from committees, agencies, and the churchwide organization.
Sign-in begins at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 1; a voting member orientation session will be held at 1:30 PM for first-time voters and anyone that wishes for a refresher.
Required documents, including proposed budget and reports, will be available at CSIS-ELCA.org by Monday, May 1.
There will be forums; information will be available at a later date.
Voting Member Information
In addition to the number of voting members allotted to your congregation based on number of members, each congregation may include a voting member who is a youth or young adult (21 or younger) who is a confirmed member of that congregation. Please contact the synod office (email@example.com, 217-753-7915) for more details.
All ministers rostered in the Central/Southern Illinois Synod (Word and Sacrament, Word and Service) that are active, retired, on leave from call, or serving in specialized ministry, are voting members.
Each voting member must register with their own email address and have an internet-connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) at ALL sessions.
The 2023 Synod Assembly will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria. Single and double guest rooms are available for $129 per night through May 9th or until full, whichever comes first. Check-in is at 4:00 PM, and check-out is at 11:00 AM. Please note that the assembly is scheduled to be in session at 11:00 Saturday morning. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the voting member, visitor, and/or their congregation.
To make reservations at the Embassy Suites, go to CSIS-ELCA.org/sahotel23 or call 309-694-0200; our group code is “SIS.” Parking is free, and a free buffet breakfast is available to all guests. Reserve your room.
Thursday Evening Festival Worship
Synod Assembly Festival Worship will be held at 7:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6001 North University Street, Peoria. The worship offering is designated for ministries of our companion synods in the Malagasy Lutheran church in Madagascar.
Festival worship is open to all regardless of registration for Synod Assembly.
Attendees of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod Assembly and its related events may appear in photographs that will used publicly, such as in promotional materials. Registrants are also signing up to receive the synod’s bi-weekly newsletter, which may be opted out of at any time.